March 13, 2008
Downing a dog while watching the Texas Rangers or another team may put a fan in the middle of a new controversy: ballparks' all-you-can-eat seats.
At least 13 of the 30 major league teams will offer all-you-can-eat seats for all or part of the 2008 season, up from six last year, USA Today reported Friday.
All-you-can-eat options -- usually offered in the cheap seats -- allow teams to wring revenue out of parts of ballparks that used to sit empty, team officials told the newspaper.
Diet and health specialists say the seats symbolize super-sized fast-food and poor nutrition. At a time when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the nation is in an obesity crisis, setting aside places for fans to feast is irresponsible, many specialists say.
Posted by Lisa at March 13, 2008 7:01 AM
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If only they had 'all-you-can-drink' seats...
Posted by: David at March 16, 2008 5:02 PM