California baseball stadiums are tops when it comes to health code violations at their Major League stadiums, with Angels stadium in Anaheim topping the list, Conde Nast’s Portfolio reports.
A major vermin violation forced the shutdown of one food stand in April 2007 [at Angels stadium]. A cockroach infestation was reported in the Stadium Club kitchen in August.
Oakland and San Francisco also ranked among the worst violators in a survey of 11 stadiums. No wonder fans out here leave in the seventh inning; they’re racing to a local CVS for antacid.
Angels Stadium was home … of 732 health code violations. McAfee [Oakland] was second with 493, and AT&T Park [San Francisco] had 88. By comparison, the Mets and Yankees were hardly trying with 58 and 45, respectively. Although inspectors did report seeing "mice, rats and flying insects in food areas" at Shea Stadium, which is almost as impressive as that Indians' triple play.
The Portfolio article has an interactive feature that rates the filthiest stadiums, but I didn’t have the stomach to download the widget needed to play it. –Jim Buzinski
Hat tip to Deadspin.