Living here in northern Alberta where we're still in the -20c's it's hard to imagine that in some places, spring is underway. What does spring mean to millions of North Americans? Baseball! Now I have to admit that I'm not a fan of watching baseball on TV. I'm more of a hockey fan (maybe it's the -20 in March thing?) But I have liked -going- to baseball games. There's something great about sitting with friends in the stands on a warm summer day, having a beer and eating a hot dog. The game itself? Well, I'm not a fan of any one team (not since the Montreal Expos moved south), so the game was more of an excuse to hang out.
|Dodger Stadium Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons|
You may notice I said I -have liked- going to baseball games - in the past. Since I'm not a huge fan of the game itself and I'm gluten free, a trip to the ballpark without the beer & the hot dogs just hasn't been appealing.
You may have been to the ball parks that had a gluten free kiosk last year, but there weren't many of them. That's all about to change. Kinnikinnick is pleased to announce that we are working with Levy Restaurants to help bring gluten free to over 170 stadiums, parks, zoos and other public facilities in the U.S. starting immediately. Levy provides catering services to these locations and has recognized the need to provide gluten free options to patrons of these venues.
The first few locations lined up in the system are:
- Qwest Field - Seattle, WA
- WaMu Theater - Seattle, WA
- Scottrade Center - St Louis, MO
- United Center - Chicago, IL
- Ravinia Park performing arts facilities - Highland Park, IL
- Lincoln Park Zoo- Chicago, IL
- Toyota Park - Bridgeview, IL
- Arlington Park - Arlington Heights, IL
Update March 25, 2011
- Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
- Toyota Center, Houston, TX
- Toyota Park,. Bridgeview, IL
- Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
- Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
- St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul, MN
Update March 27
- Nationals Park, Washington DC
Update March 29
- Time Warner Arena, Charlotte, NC
- Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
- U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Update April 13
- American Airlines Arena - Miami, FL
- Amway Center - Orlando, FL
- American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
- Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Details on what products will be available and where, are yet to be announced. I can say for sure that I'll be able to get a Kinnikinnick Hot Dog Bun and probably a GF beer next time I go to a game at Dodger Stadium. We'll be adding more locations to the list in the coming months. Watch Twitter and Facebook for more updates.
Let's Play BALL!