Minnesota sports venues rate poorly in ESPN review of food inspections

U.S. Bank Stadium ranked 90th of 111 North American venues

Sloane Martin
December 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
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You might want to think twice before eating the next time you're at a Minnesota sports stadium.

A report from ESPN's Outside the Lines looked at nearly 17,000 inspections of all 111 professional sports venues in North America. It graded them on the number of "high level violations" on criteria like food temperature, condition of the food and, yes, pests.

U.S. Bank Stadium ranked 90th, the lowest of Minnesota arenas. The highest was Xcel Energy Center which was 65th.

In once instance, according to an inspection report cited by ESPN, employees in one area of U.S. Bank Stadium were without water the whole day on October 1, 2017 and couldn't wash their hands. It says the employees asked their supervisors "multiple times" for water, but the issue was never fixed.

The entire report is here.