I’m a big fan of the Detroit Tigers! My husband gets a kick out of the fact that I can name the typical starting lineup along with the players on the bench and in the bullpen. My enjoyment for the Tigers has been magnified this year with the fact that they are one of the best teams in baseball with the best player, Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, and the pitcher with the best record (and the best eyes – one blue and one brown:)), Max Scherzer.
My husband, some friends and I went to the game over the weekend. We were treated to a win over the pesky Kansas City Royals. Cabrera, who plays better injured than most play in top shape, started off the runs in the first inning with a home run. Will he win the Triple Crown 2 years in a row!?! Yes, we’re spoiled to have a great team to watch every night in Detroit! I could go on and on about the Tigers, but this is a healthy living blog and lest I digress more into sports, I’ll get back to what I intended to write about!
Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack’s
While we were enjoying the game, one of my friends leaned over and said, “there’s probably not much you can eat here, is there?” I told her that I had eaten beforehand. Then as we were leaving, another friend brought up the food situation at the park and that there probably weren’t a lot of options for me. I said there weren’t, but I hadn’t really given it much thought as I’ve learned to eat before I go to events. Honestly, I wasn’t planning on healthy food options at the ballpark. That’s not what they are typically known for. Most people expect hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jack’s, or nachos while watching the game.
Now that I’m home, I wish I would have at least looked around at the restaurants and concession stands more while I was at Comerica Park. I had eaten at the ballpark before, but it had been a few years (when I used to eat hot dogs!).
Comerica Park: Making An Effort to Accommodate Diets
- Vegetarians: While Comerica Park isn’t the healthiest when it comes to food options, it has been ranked the 2nd best ballpark in MLB for Vegetarians. They have veggie dogs, black-bean burgers, and vegetarian sushi.
- Gluten-Free: During this season, the park offered a gluten-free ticket package for one night. They served gluten-free meal with a portion of the ticket price going to support the Tri-County Celiac Support Group.
- Peanut-Free: For those with peanut allergies, the Tigers offer a couple of peanut friendly days throughout the season. They provide special accommodations in an area that has been thoroughly cleansed and doesn’t allow nut products.
While I don’t expect organic, non-GMO whole foods to be offered at the ballpark, I appreciate the fact that they seem to be making some effort to accommodate diets and allergies.
As for me, I don’t go to the ballpark to eat. I go to watch the game and to root on the Tigers to the World Series!