July 28, 2010

PNC Park 5th in Baseball in Health Violations

Perhaps this is not surprising for a stadium that managed to serve stale hot dog buns on Opening Day, but the Pirates apparently rank fifth in all of baseball with 53% of food vendors committing critical health code violations.

"At one location with seven critical violations, inspectors found raw chicken and beef stored above bread," ESPN reported.

The MLB leaders:
1. Tropicana Field - 100% of vendors with critical violations
T-2. Coors Field - 62%
T-2. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington - 62%
T-2. Kaufmann Stadium - 62%
5. Pittsburgh - 53%

Just in the top four above we have the team with the second best record in baseball, the 2007 pennant winner, the first place team in the AL West and the best stadium in the American League. While Tampa Bay clearly won't be dethroned, the other three are all beatable.

Also in championship form are Mellon Arena (55% of vendors with critical violations) and Heinz Field (61%).


  1. It just proves that Allegheny County has some of the most rigorous food inspectors. I'm just not buying that PNC is 9 times dirtier than Progressive Field. Oh, and LOL at Nassau Coliseum's zero violations.

  2. Also, your standings are missing another Florida powerhouse: Sun Life Stadium at 93%. Thereby knocking the Pirates out of the Top 5!