You might want to think twice about scarfing down that grease-bomb at the Broncos game – it’s one of the worst stadiums when it comes to food safety in the entire country…and it doesn’t stop there.
In a recent report released by ESPN, they broke down what stadiums have the fewest food-safety violations – and which ones had the most. Their study considered whether or not high-level violations were found in routine inspections. Unfortunately, the findings are bad news for Coloradans.
Out of 107 stadiums (4 included in the study of 111 didn’t have enough available data to make the final report), the Broncos Stadium at Mile High ranked as the 103rd safest, the Pepsi Center ranked as the 101st safest, and Coors field barely cracked 100 as the 99th safest stadium to eat.
Considering that one of the poorly ranking stadiums (Palace at Auburn Hills) is now closed, Denver stadiums rank as the 4th, 6th, and 8th, respectively, as worst stadiums in the entire country when it comes to high-level food safety violations.
Find the full report here, but know that the Broncos Stadium at Mile High has had issues with rodent droppings, the Pepsi Center has had issues with mold in ice machines, and Coors Field has had issues with live cockroaches on the premise, as well as mice entry holes found in packaged food.
How was all of this data gathered? 16,900 routine inspections at 111 venues during 2016 and 2017. In other words, it was thorough. Hopefully, these stadiums get the news and clean up their act soon if they haven’t already.
The stadium that stole the top spot on the list with the least high-level violation percentage was Oracle Arena. A high-level violation was found in just 1.12% of routine inspections. That compares to Broncos Stadium at Mile High having violations 80.43% of the time, the Pepsi Center landing at 75.86%, and Coors Field at 71.96%.