TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was cited for more than 100 concession violations following an inspection at the stadium during the team’s November 6th matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders, as per Ben Becker of Action News Jacksonville.
During a game between the Jaguars and the Raiders on Nov. 6, inspectors uncovered 129 violations at a total of 29 concession stands, which included seven concession stands operating with expired licenses. In addition, examiners found two dead rodents and 159 rodent droppings.
Delaware North, the company that runs the concessions at TIAA Bank Field, issued a statement to Ben Becker Action News Jacksonville on the matter, reassuring fans that most of the violations were remedied within 24 hours of the inspection.
“Delaware North follows the highest standards in foodservice and has strict policies to ensure compliance with all applicable food safety standards and regulations,” the statement read. “A team of health inspectors spent the day on Nov. 6 inspecting the foodservice locations during a live event with more than 62,000 fans. Our managers worked closely with the health inspectors during the visit, and most of the violations identified were rectified immediately or within 24 hours.
“Furthermore, we are working to resolve the clerical error that led to a lapse in licenses for two of our concession stands. The other locations listed in the report as having licenses lapsed were not in operation at the time of the inspection.”
The management company of TIAA Bank Field, ASM Global, released a statement saying that it is working with Delaware North and pest-control company Terminix to “correct all violations immediately.”
“The health and safety of patrons at all our venues remains the top priority. Any lack of commitment to those standards is unacceptable,” ASM Global said in a statement.
TIAA Bank Field. Photo courtsey of AP Photo/Cindy Marshall