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04/27/2012 3:00 PM EST

Blue Jays to offer peanut controlled seating for those with allergies

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS are pleased to offer a Peanut Controlled Zone at three home games this season at Rogers Centre; May 28th against the Baltimore Orioles, July 24th against the Oakland Athletics and August 10th against the New York Yankees.

On those dates, peanuts and other nuts will not be allowed in the Peanut Controlled Zone.  Tickets for the Peanut Controlled Zone are reserved for individuals with peanut and other nut allergies and their families and friends only.  They will be seated in a section of the 200 level outfield seats in right field.

“This is an important step to make Blue Jays baseball accessible to those with nut allergies who otherwise would be precluded from attending a game.  We trust this will be a successful initiative that will enable us to expand the offering in future years.”

- Stephen Brooks, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Toronto Blue Jays

 “The Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative is very grateful to the Toronto Blue Jays for offering peanut controlled seating this season.  Their efforts will provide the opportunity to our families to enjoy the thrill of cheering on the Blue Jays in person at Rogers Centre.”

- Debbie Bruce, Director, Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative

Fans looking for information and tickets should first visit www.bluejays.com\peanut for the information and conditions regarding the precautions that will be taken on those dates.  To order tickets to this seating area, fans must contact 416-341-3175 where a dedicated ticket representative can answer questions and fulfill the order. 

Fans should be aware that a nut-controlled area does not mean peanut or nut-free.  The Blue Jays play in a stadium where wind and other conditions out of their control may impact the Peanut Controlled Zone.  While reasonable efforts will be made to make it peanut and nut controlled, we cannot guarantee the absence of peanuts, nuts or particles or residue from either.  All fans with allergies should take all precautions that they customarily take in public places with potential exposure.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.