SEATTLE – The Seattle Mariners are declaring two sections of Safeco Field no-peanut zones for a couple of games this summer.
The AL club announced the move Wednesday to make the ballpark safer for children and grown-up fans with peanut allergies.
Special cleaning is planned in sections 311 and 312 down the right field line before the games, one on Aug. 5 against the Minnesota Twins and the other Sept. 9 against the Texas Rangers.
Then signs will be posted to alert fans to the ban on peanut products in those sections.Peanuts also will be banished from nearby concession stands.
A few other major and minor league teams have offered special seating to lower the risk for those who are allergic to peanuts. In May, an entire minor league ballpark in Clinton, Iowa, went peanut-free.