The Omaha Storm Chasers will kick off an eight-game homestand next Tuesday with “Peanut-Free Night” in association with the Asthma and Allergy Center, allowing fans affected by various allergies to visit Werner Park worry free for a third straight year.
“Our ballpark operations staff, led by Brett Myers and Matt Owen, work tirelessly to make sure that Werner Park is safe for all those that would otherwise not be able to attend a professional baseball game," says President and General Manager Martie Cordaro.
Werner Park will not serve any peanut-related items, including sunflower seeds, tree nuts and of course peanuts. The process of deep-cleaning the stadium for any peanut residue started immediately after Omaha’s game last Sunday and will continue up until next Tuesday.
"We are excited to see all the allergic families come out to the baseball game in a peanut-free environment," says Dr. Gregory Daniel Brooks of The Asthma and Allergy Center. "We've heard from parents telling us how much they appreciate this opportunity to have their children experience one of America's past-times. Peanut-Free Night gives everyone a chance to raise awareness about food allergies and learn about new products, research and education."