Vendor inspection reports

The complete list of stadium health inspection summaries, sorted by state

Updated: November 12, 2014, 3:06 PM ET
By Paula Lavigne and Lindsay Rovegno | ESPN

The following list is culled from inspection reports for MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL venues in the United States and Canada operating in 2009. Results based on most recent routine inspections or equivalent of a full inspection. The score is based on the percentage of vendors in violation of health requirements.



Arizona


Chase Field
Arizona Diamondbacks
Vendors with critical violations: 28%

Inspection report excerpt: In July 2008, a worker at a TGI Friday's at the ballpark was diagnosed with salmonella poisoning. When inspectors visited the restaurant, they issued two critical violations for improper employee hand-washing and not requiring employees to report illnesses.


Jobing.com Arena
Phoenix Coyotes
Vendors with critical violations: 33%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors spotted an employee scooping ice with his bare hands instead of using scoops.


University of Phoenix Stadium
Arizona Cardinals
Vendors with critical violations: 28%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors asked a vendor to toss seven hamburgers being held below the required 130-degree temperature for hot, ready-to-serve food.


US Airways Center
Phoenix Suns
Vendors with critical violations: 38%

Inspection report excerpt: One location faced possible closure over pest problems after inspectors in December found mouse droppings and, upon reinspection, found "dozens of flies and a live roach" in the dish room.



California


Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Los Angeles Angels
Vendors with critical violations: 16%

Inspection report excerpt: Most recent inspection reports show improvements on rat-related violations that occurred in prior visits.


ARCO Arena
Sacramento Kings
Vendors with critical violations: 25%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found some shrimp pasta salad at 52 degrees, which was too warm.


AT&T Park
San Francisco Giants
Vendors with critical violations: 4%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found a few instances of food being kept at improper temperatures.


Candlestick Park
San Francisco 49ers
Vendors with critical violations: 13%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found one location with no hot water, posing a sanitary threat.


Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers
Vendors with critical violations: 13%

Inspection report excerpt: At least one location had mold growing inside an ice machine.


Honda Center
Anaheim Ducks
Vendors with critical violations: 3%

Inspection report excerpt: The only major violation was for not having chlorine sanitizer in the kitchen's dishwashing machine.


HP Pavilion at San Jose
San Jose Sharks
Vendors with critical violations: 20%

Inspection report excerpt: At one location, inspectors found Chinese chicken salad had warmed to 60 degrees, about 20 degrees above a safe temperature.


McAfee Coliseum
Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics
Vendors with critical violations: 34%

Inspection report excerpt: Several locations lacked adequate hand-washing equipment.


Oracle Arena
Golden State Warriors
Vendors with critical violations: 19%

Inspection report excerpt: Potato salad left out at an unsafe temperature during one game was put back into a cooler to be reused.


Petco Park
San Diego Padres
Vendors with critical violations: 10%

Inspection report excerpt: At one location, chicken salad and turkey wraps were measured at 53 to 55 degrees, above safe temperatures.


Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego Chargers
Vendors with critical violations: 17%

Inspection report excerpt: Food was not being held at a proper temperature at at least seven locations.


Staples Center
Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings
Vendors with critical violations: 11%

Inspection report excerpt: One stand dumped 9.5 pounds of sushi after inspectors found that it become too warm.



Canada


Air Canada Centre
Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations.


Bell Centre
Montreal Canadiens
Vendors with critical violations: 3%

Inspection report excerpt: Food found at an improper temperature.


General Motors Place
Vancouver Canucks
Vendors with critical violations: 9%

Inspection report excerpt: A sushi display cooler was malfunctioning, and the temperature of the sushi rose above safe levels. Inspectors also cautioned one stand regarding properly heating donairs, which have been tied to E. coli outbreaks elsewhere in Canada.


Pengrowth Saddledome
Calgary Flames
Vendors with critical violations: 14%

Inspection report excerpt: Utensils and equipment at one location were not being cleaned and sanitized properly.


Rexall Place
Edmonton Oilers
Vendors with critical violations: 25%

Inspection report excerpt: At one location, workers used contaminated cleaning items.


Rogers Centre
Toronto Blue Jays
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations.


Scotiabank Place
Ottawa Senators
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations.



Colorado


Coors Field
Colorado Rockies
Vendors with critical violations: 62%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors discovered a refrigerator keeping cheese and sour cream at 52 degrees overnight, which is too warm.


Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium
Denver Broncos
Vendors with critical violations: 61%

Inspection report excerpt: At three bars, inspectors found fruit flies in bottles of whiskey.


Pepsi Center
Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche
Vendors with critical violations: 67%

Inspection report excerpt: At one bar, inspectors found phorid flies, sometimes called coffin flies, in a bottle of cognac.



Florida


American Airlines Arena
Miami Heat
Vendors with critical violations: 93%

Inspection report excerpt: Critical violations included several safety issues related to electrical wiring and such equipment as gas boilers.


Amway Arena
Orlando Magic
Vendors with critical violations: 75%

Inspection report excerpt: At a location that sells fish, inspectors found potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food not consumed/sold within a week of opening/preparation.


BankAtlantic Center
Florida Panthers
Vendors with critical violations: 67%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors issued several violations for soiled ice bins and coolers.


Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Jacksonville Jaguars
Vendors with critical violations: 77%

Inspection report excerpt: At least 11 locations cited for holding hot food at temperatures below 135 degrees, causing potential bacterial growth.


Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vendors with critical violations: 84%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found chicken tenders not being cooked to the required 165 degrees.


St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa Bay Lightning
Vendors with critical violations: 88%

Inspection report excerpt: At one location with five critical violations, an inspector saw an employee handle dirty dishes and then put away clean dishes without washing his/her hands or changing gloves. The same location lacked soap at a hand sink.


Sun Life Stadium
Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins
Vendors with critical violations: 93%

Inspection report excerpt: In June 2009, an employee complained anonymously that small insects and other debris were blended into frozen alcoholic beverages at a stand where equipment wasn't being cleaned. When inspectors checked, they issued a critical violation for a buildup of slime inside the frozen drinks machine.


Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay Rays
Vendors with critical violations: 100%

Inspection report excerpt: Several violations addressed dirty countertops, utensils and equipment. Although every report indicated a critical violation, all vendors met basic inspection standards to keep operating.



Georgia


Georgia Dome
Atlanta Falcons
Vendors with critical violations: 32%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found several employees not properly washing hands or without access to adequate hand-washing facilities.


Philips Arena
Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers
Vendors with critical violations: 35%

Inspection report excerpt: At a couple of locations, inspectors found food not being protected from contamination.


Turner Field
Atlanta Braves
Vendors with critical violations: 19%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found bacterial growth on a ketchup dispenser and asked that the product be discarded.



Illinois


Soldier Field
Chicago Bears
Vendors with critical violations: 12%

Inspection report excerpt: Almost all violations were due to a lack of hot water.


United Center
Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations. Chicago health inspectors inspect vendors while the stadiums are empty, when no workers are preparing or serving food.


U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago White Sox
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations. Chicago health inspectors inspect vendors while the stadiums are empty, when no workers are preparing or serving food.


Wrigley Field
Chicago Cubs
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations. Chicago health inspectors inspect vendors while the stadiums are empty, when no workers are preparing or serving food.



Indiana


Conseco Fieldhouse

Indiana Pacers
Vendors with critical violations: 12%

Inspection report excerpt: Evidence of pests or rodents found at two locations.


Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis Colts
Vendors with critical violations: 7%

Inspection report excerpt: Vendors received 39 critical violations during a series of inspections in 2009 for pests or rodents. Last November, a local TV station highlighted problems the stadium had with mice after inspectors found mouse droppings, dead mice and live mice in various parts of the stadium, prompting action. During a series of inspections in late December 2009 and January 2010, only one critical violation for pests or rodents was found.



Louisiana


Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans Saints
Vendors with critical violations: 12%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found rodent droppings and dirty surfaces and utensils at one location.


New Orleans Arena
New Orleans Hornets
Vendors with critical violations: 6%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found chemicals stored near food and/or food-serving equipment.



Maryland


FedEx Field
Washington Redskins
Vendors with critical violations: 36%

Inspection report excerpt: An employee touched his/her face and then prepared food with his/her hands without washing or changing gloves.


M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore Ravens
Vendors with critical violations: 4%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors ordered one vendor to mark leftover, rewrapped food with a proper date to prevent using spoiled products.


Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore Orioles
Vendors with critical violations: 9%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found at least two stands without hot water, which is necessary for sanitization.



Massachusetts


Fenway Park
Boston Red Sox
Vendors with critical violations: 4%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found raw steak that had warmed to almost 60 degrees, which was above safe temperatures.


Gillette Stadium
New England Patriots
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations.


TD Garden
Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins
Vendors with critical violations: 21%

Inspection report excerpt: Storing dishwashing chemicals on top of an ice machine resulted in a critical violation for one location.



Michigan


Comerica Park
Detroit Tigers
Vendors with critical violations: 51%

Inspection report excerpt: When inspectors measured the temperature of some cod at a high-end stadium club, it was 68 degrees -- more than 25 degrees warmer than required; inspectors demanded it be discarded.


Ford Field
Detroit Lions
Vendors with critical violations: 70%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors cited one location 11 times in the past six years after seeing employees who didn't wash their hands. At another stand, they found an employee's half-eaten hamburger in a warming unit.


Joe Louis Arena
Detroit Red Wings
Vendors with critical violations: 52%

Inspection report excerpt: Poisonous or toxic materials were stored atop items used to serve customers, posing a potential risk of contamination. Inspectors also found roaches below a soda dispenser at one location.


The Palace of Auburn Hills
Detroit Pistons
Vendors with critical violations: 31%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found food debris on a countertop slicer, which was a repeat critical violation for this stand.



Minnesota


Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Minnesota Vikings
Vendors with critical violations: 8%

Inspection report excerpt: One location was cited for having sanitizing solution that was too weak. Solutions have to meet a certain concentration considered strong enough to kill harmful microorganisms.


Target Center
Minnesota Timberwolves
Vendors with critical violations: 39%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors cited one location with five critical violations, including a repeat violation for not cleaning a slicer to prevent cross-contamination.


Target Field

Minnesota Twins
Vendors with critical violations: N.A.

Inspection report excerpt: New stadium. No inspection records available at the time of request.


Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota Wild
Vendors with critical violations: 17%

Inspection report excerpt: Chicken strips for topping a Caesar salad were found at 105 degrees, when they should have been at least 140 degrees.



Missouri


Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City Chiefs
Vendors with critical violations: 56%

Inspection report excerpt: One location with five critical violations during its last routine inspection had, among other problems, several hot foods not being held at proper temperatures. Inspectors had workers either discard or reheat certain foods, including cooked funnel-cake fries.


Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals
Vendors with critical violations: 12%

Inspection report excerpt: No hand towels at a hand-washing sink caused two stands to incur critical violations.


Edward Jones Dome
St. Louis Rams
Vendors with critical violations: 21%

Inspection report excerpt: One location got a critical violation for not having hand towels at a sink.


Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City Royals
Vendors with critical violations: 62%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors cited one location with multiple violations for having several items that were either above or below safe temperatures; they found food debris on knives stored in a knife rack.


Scottrade Center
St. Louis Blues
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations.



New Jersey


Giants Stadium
New York Giants, New York Jets (former)
Vendors with critical violations: 20%

Inspection report excerpt: Managers tossed 20 pounds of ground beef after inspectors cited them for letting partially grilled burgers with raw centers sit at unsafe temperatures for three hours before final cooking.


Izod Center
New Jersey Nets
Vendors with critical violations: 20%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found a seemingly spoiled and "odorous" can of cherry ice cream topping that had been left opened and uncovered in an unrefrigerated storage cabinet.


Meadowlands Stadium
New York Giants, New York Jets
Vendors with critical violations: N.A.

Inspection report excerpt: New stadium. No inspection records available at the time of request.


Prudential Center
New Jersey Devils
Vendors with critical violations: 6%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors noted that at one location, the person in charge "did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety," and the sink lacked soap and paper towels, and there was no sanitizer solution.



New York


Citi Field
New York Mets
Vendors with critical violations: 45%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found 20 pounds of grilled chicken registered at 70 degrees in a refrigerator, about 30 degrees warmer than allowed.


HSBC Arena
Buffalo Sabres
Vendors with critical violations: 8%

Inspection report excerpt: Two critical violations for having a toxic chemical in an unlabeled spray bottle.


Madison Square Garden
New York Knicks, New York Rangers
Vendors with critical violations: 61%

Inspection report excerpt: At one stand, inspectors found "53 mouse excreta" (38 on top of a metal box underneath the cash registers in the front food-prep/service area and 15 on top of a carbonated-beverage dispensing unit).


Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
New York Islanders
Vendors with critical violations: 0%

Inspection report excerpt: No critical or major violations.


Ralph Wilson Stadium
Buffalo Bills
Vendors with critical violations: 12%

Inspection report excerpt: In one case an inspector ordered workers at one stand to toss all hot dogs and sausages because they were too warm while waiting to be cooked.


Yankee Stadium
New York Yankees
Vendors with critical violations: 48%

Inspection report excerpt: Five hot dogs registered 91 degrees in a hot-holding unit when they were supposed to be no cooler than 140. Inspectors also had a vendor dump a bottle of Chivas Regal whiskey containing dead fruit flies.



North Carolina


Bank of America Stadium
Carolina Panthers
Vendors with critical violations: 55%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors witnessed employees at several locations improperly keeping personal drink cups near food prep and saw one worker eating from a fryer basket.


RBC Center
Carolina Hurricanes
Vendors with critical violations: 67%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors cited one vendor after watching employees handle raw, breaded chicken while loading fryers and then handling cooked food without changing gloves or washing hands. The employees placed cooked chicken back in the same container used to pre-portion raw chicken before cooking.


Time Warner Cable Arena
Charlotte Bobcats
Vendors with critical violations: 73%

Inspection report excerpt: At one location, inspectors found debris under a slicer blade and pulled three pans that needed to be cleaned again.



Ohio


Cleveland Browns Stadium
Cleveland Browns
Vendors with critical violations: 9%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found food spillage from raw hamburger and no sanitizing solution to clean the surface of the work station.


Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati Reds
Vendors with critical violations: 40%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors saw an employee scraping food debris from a spatula using the trash bin and then trying to continue using the same spatula without cleaning it.


Nationwide Arena
Columbus Blue Jackets
Vendors with critical violations: 9%

Inspection report excerpt: One of the stadium's critical violations was for employees' handling lemons, limes and oranges with their bare hands while placing them on beverage glasses.


Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati Bengals
Vendors with critical violations: 31%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found a few stands where hot dogs were being held at unsafe temperatures, among other violations.


Progressive Field
Cleveland Indians
Vendors with critical violations: 6%

Inspection report excerpt: Food-contact surfaces were dirty at one location that incurred a critical violation.


Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland Cavaliers
Vendors with critical violations: 14%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found three critical violations at one location for coolers that weren't working, food that was improperly refrigerated or marked with an incorrect date, and an employee who touched food with bare hands.



Oklahoma


Ford Center
Oklahoma City Thunder
Vendors with critical violations: 8%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors temporarily closed a stand because its hand-washing sink was not operable.



Oregon


Rose Garden Arena
Portland Trail Blazers
Vendors with critical violations: 53%

Inspection report excerpt: In a cooler, inspectors found raw meat and seafood stored above ready-to-eat tacos during a prior inspection.



Pennsylvania


Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia Phillies
Vendors with critical violations: 29%

Inspection report excerpt: A few locations received critical violations for not having a food-safety-certified supervisor present.


Heinz Field
Pittsburgh Steelers
Vendors with critical violations: 61%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found employees lacking in overall food-safety knowledge after observing one worker washing his hands with his gloves on. Another location had a gallon of milk that had expired 10 days prior.


Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia Eagles
Vendors with critical violations: 33%

Inspection report excerpt: One location deemed "out of compliance" incurred two repeat critical violations for not installing sneeze guards on a buffet and not providing a hand-washing station.


Mellon Arena
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vendors with critical violations: 55%

Inspection report excerpt: In one of the arena's higher-end clubs, inspectors found a live cockroach on top of a soda dispenser holster behind the bar.


PNC Park
Pittsburgh Pirates
Vendors with critical violations: 53%

Inspection report excerpt: At one location with seven critical violations, inspectors found raw chicken and beef stored above bread, and found restrooms without any hot water.


Wachovia Center
Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers
Vendors with critical violations: 15%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found evidence of mouse and fruit fly infestations at one bar location.



Tennessee


Bridgestone Arena
Nashville Predators
Vendors with critical violations: 59%

Inspection report excerpt: Nashville inspectors, who also score vendors, gave the facility's lowest score -- 75 -- to a vendor with three critical and nine non-critical violations.


FedExForum
Memphis Grizzlies
Vendors with critical violations: 4%

Inspection report excerpt: Toxic items were improperly stored at one location.


LP Field
Tennessee Titans
Vendors with critical violations: 62%

Inspection report excerpt: Nashville inspectors, who also score vendors, gave the facility's lowest score -- 74 -- to a vendor with three critical and 10 non-critical violations.



Texas


American Airlines Center
Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars
Vendors with critical violations: 40%

Inspection report excerpt: Expired milk, brown lettuce and employees caught drinking or eating while they were working in the stand accounted for some of the stadium's critical violations.


AT&T Center
San Antonio Spurs
Vendors with critical violations: 48%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors found 18 pounds of hot dogs that had expired more than 10 days prior.


Cowboys Stadium
Dallas Cowboys
Vendors with critical violations: 72%

Inspection report excerpt: In its first season, Cowboys Stadium had a relatively high percentage of critical violations, including several for inadequate hand-washing facilities. At one kiosk, hot dogs were 71 degrees, almost half the required holding temperature of 135 degrees.


Minute Maid Park
Houston Astros
Vendors with critical violations: 3%

Inspection report excerpt: One location with a self-service buffet received a critical violation for not having sneeze guards in place.


Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Texas Rangers
Vendors with critical violations: 62%

Inspection report excerpt: One pizza vendor incurred 12 critical violations, mostly for improper food temperatures and for not preventing possible contamination.


Reliant Stadium
Houston Texans
Vendors with critical violations: 26%

Inspection report excerpt: In September 2009, inspectors responded to a complaint that a 3-year-old boy contracted food poisoning after eating a concession hot dog. They checked out the stand the next day and found no violations. They could not confirm the complaint.


Toyota Center
Houston Rockets
Vendors with critical violations: 13%

Inspection report excerpt: At one stand, knives were put back into a knife rack without being cleaned.



Utah


EnergySolutions Arena
Utah Jazz
Vendors with critical violations: 50%

Inspection report excerpt: Hot dogs waiting to be served had dropped below safe temperatures at several locations.



Washington


Safeco Field
Seattle Mariners
Vendors with critical violations: 16%

Inspection report excerpt: Inspectors cited one location for having inadequate hand-washing facilities and employees who didn't properly wash their hands.


Qwest Field
Seattle Seahawks
Vendors with critical violations: 33%

Inspection report excerpt: About 15 locations were cited for not having adequate hand-washing facilities.



District of Columbia


Nationals Park
Washington Nationals
Vendors with critical violations: 25%

Inspection report excerpt: One location received a critical violation for not having a D.C.-certified food manager's card.


Verizon Center
Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals
Vendors with critical violations: 100%

Inspection report excerpt: Mice droppings, a critical violation in Washington, were found at at least 10 vendors.



Wisconsin


Bradley Center
Milwaukee Bucks
Vendors with critical violations: 23%

Inspection report excerpt: A volunteer worker used bare hands to level ice in an ice bin. The inspector ordered the ice to be discarded.


Lambeau Field
Green Bay Packers
Vendors with critical violations: 18%

Inspection report excerpt: Two locations were cited after inspectors found an employee who "did not wash hands after blowing nose or eating food prior to handling customer food or ice."


Miller Park
Milwaukee Brewers
Vendors with critical violations: 33%

Inspection report excerpt: Mold was growing in ice machines at six locations.