ESPN's 'Behind The Lines' took an in-depth look at the 111 venues that host sporting events around the country and found that Nissan Stadium is one of the worst for health code violations. In fact it's 2X more likely to have serious violations than any restaurants in the area.
For years, people have complained about the variety and quality of food at concession stands at the stadium. And let's not even get into the prices and long, slow lines. But this is the first in depth look at how healthy it is to eat there.
Let's look at the stats. If you want the nitty gritty about what these figures mean, read the article, but it's a little boring TBH.
High Level Inspection Violations:
Restaurants in middle Tennessee = .46
At Nissan Stadium = .96
That's more than double the violations of anywhere else you'd eat.
Let's look at some of the things observed during these inspections. Prepare ye self.
Inspectors observed a "gentleman sweating over fry basket" during a Sept. 11, 2016, inspection. At the same concession stand, inspectors saw an employee handle cash and then food with bare hands, and an employee drinking a drink before making food with same gloves on. Inspectors found five critical and four non-critical violations.
TOXINS NEAR CHICKEN
An inspector saw toxins stored next to chicken strips at a facility on Sept. 10, 2017.
RAW EGG STORAGE
Inspectors saw raw eggs stored over other foods, presenting the potential for contamination, on Aug. 27, 2017.
If we're being completely truthful here. The scores for many stadiums and arenas were not good. While not as bad as Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena had high level violations. Read the full report here and see how other venues around the country fared.