Since I’m living in a city with two major league baseball teams, an NFL team, an NBA team that gave the world the likes of Michael Jordan and an NHL team that won the Stanley Cup last year, it seems like I should probably try to go to a game sometime.
I was doing a little research the other day and discovered that U.S. Cellular Field, home to the White Sox, has a ton of gluten-free concession options. I could actually go to a game and get a beer and a hot dog. How awesome is that?
Of course, if you’re not in Chicago, that doesn’t mean you don’t have game day options. More and more stadiums are adding GF goodies to their concession menus. The Mets’ Citifield apparently has an entire gluten-free stand run by Kozy Shack, featuring the full line of KS puddings along with hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers and beer. Coors Field in Denver, home to the Colorado Rockies, also has an entire gluten-free concession stand, offering items such as beer, hot dogs, cookies, sandwiches, pretzels and brownies. It’s said to have been the first of its kind in the MLB and apparently it’s been popular enough for other stadiums/teams to follow suit.
A lot of stadiums have also begun carrying, at the very least, gluten-free Redbridge beer, including Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs) and M&T Bank Stadium, home to the Baltimore Ravens, among others. I’ve heard good things about the options at Seattle Seahawks’ home turf, Qwest Field. I’m guessing it can’t be a coincidence that quarterback Matt Hasselback is the brother-in-law of Elizabeth Hasselback, author of “The G-Free Diet.” And apparently you can get big gluten-free pretzels at both Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles games. But I’m especially impressed by the Seattle Mariners’ SafeCo Field, where you can get gluten-free fish and chips.