Feb. 15, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- The Badgers are extending a special welcome to children and families with food allergies at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 as part of their regular season Kohl Center finale against Ohio State.
Modeled after similar events held by other professional sports franchises, UW Athletics will make a number of special accommodations to assist hockey fans with food allergies.
Concession stands will remove products with peanuts and stands will have product ingredient lists available for review. Additionally, sections 117 and 118 will receive an elevated level of cleaning to make for a safer environment.
Those affected by food allergies can suffer life-threatening reactions if they accidentally ingest or come in contact with certain foods, even in sports arenas.
The Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin, which advocates on behalf of Madison and Dane County families with food allergies, continues to be very grateful to UW Athletics for its fan-friendly stance, says Sheree' Godwin, president of the group.
“Nut allergies are a serious and life-threatening concern,” says Godwin. “The hundreds of families in our organization continue to be thankful to UW Athletics for their understanding and support.”
Despite these accommodations, fans with food allergies are still encouraged to use normal precautions, as the game is not be guaranteed to be 100 percent allergen free.
Families with food allergies are being offered a special ticket offer for each game. For this special event, adult ticket prices will be priced at $3 and $1 for youth/senior tickets.
The offer is only available online by clicking here and entering promotional code ALLERGY. This offer is not available on game day.