Northwestern Set To Host Peanut-Free Home Football Game
Northwestern on Saturday is hosting a peanut-free home football game against Minnesota "to give fans with allergies a chance to focus on the game." No peanut products will be sold or permitted inside Ryan Field, and crews have "started powerwashing the stadium's nearly 50,000 seats to eliminate any peanut residue." School spokesperson Dan Yopchick said that Northwestern "may be the first college team to host an allergy-friendly game." The NCAA "does not track which teams offer peanut-free events" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/15).