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With July being National Hot Dog Month, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC) released a new national poll conducted by Massachusetts-based Opinion Dynamics confirming the strong "link" between hot dogs and sports, most notably, baseball. According to the poll conducted from June 11-15, hot dogs once again dominated fan's favorite stadium fare. Approximately 63% of fans listed hot dogs as the one ballpark food they could not live without. Additionally, 88% of those polled said they have eaten or will eat a hot dog at a sporting event this year. Among MLB ballparks, Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium tied as home of the best hot dog. The NHDSC estimates that Americans will eat seven billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day; during the current MLB season, ballparks will sell 30 million hot dogs (NHDSC).IF YOU WERE TO ATTEND A BASEBALL GAME, WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BALLPARK FOODS COULD YOU ABSOLUTELY NOT LIVE WITHOUT?FOOD(n = 625)Hot Dogs63%Peanuts18%
Pizza4% Cotton Candy2% Cracker Jack2% Other11%WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MLB BALLPARKS
DO YOU THINK SERVES THE BEST HOT DOGS?BALLPARKTEAM(n = 625)Yankee StadiumYankees11%Wrigley FieldCubs11%
Fenway Park Red Sox9% Comerica Park Tigers8% Dodger Stadium Dodgers7% Miller Park Brewers6% Shea Stadium Mets4% Safeco Field Mariners3% Citizens Bank Park Phillies3% PNC Park Pirates3% Turner Field Braves3% Metrodome Twins3% Busch Stadium Cardinals3% Oriole Park at Camden Yards Orioles3% Great American Ballpark Reds3% The Ballpark at Arlington Rangers2% Progressive Field Indians2% AT&T Park Giants2% Coors Field Rockies2% U.S. Cellular Field White Sox2% PETCO Park Padres2% Kaufmann Stadium Royals1% Tropicana Field Rays1% McAfee Coliseum A's1% Nationals Park Nationals1% Chase Field D'Backs1% Angel Stadium Angels1% Dolphin Stadium Marlins1% Minute Maid Park Astros1% Rogers Centre Blue Jays---