I can't think of many trips to the stadium, ball park or arena in my lifetime where I didn't make at least one food or beverage purchase during the duration of the game. Usually I am making a lot more than one purchase. That's why sometimes, just like with restaurants and fast food, it's best to to think about what goes on behind the scenes. Luckily for us, SB Nation posted a story this weekend that called to my attention a new report from Outside the Lines. OTL recently acquired the inspection reports to 147 stadiums and arenas and showed which stadiums have the best and worst sanitation.â†µ
Unfortunately, our beloved venues here in Denver didn't fare too well...
While most places have few to none of their vendors with critical violations, the three stadiums in Denver all seem to have vendors with serious issues. 62% of vendors at Coors Field, 61% of vendors at Invesco Field, and 67% of vendors at Pepsi Center were cited with critical violations including this one at Pepsi Center:â†µ
"At one bar, inspectors found phorid flies, sometimes called coffin flies, in a bottle of cognac."â†µ
While flies in your drink may not be life threatening, its still pretty disgusting.â†µ
Do with this information what you will. I know that I will still be ordering a polish and plenty of beers from the same guy in the Rockpile (you know, the guy that had the braces and always works the Coors Light line) when I attend the game on Wednesday. I'll leave to Chris' (UZ) comment in the SB Nation post to sum it up the best:â†µ
If you're trying to order cognac in Pepsi Center you deserve what you get.â†µ