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, according Ben Becker of Action News Jax.
Over 20 concession stands were inspection, and examiners found 129 violations which included seven concession stands operating with expired licenses. In addition, examiners found two dead rodents and 159 rodent droppings.
Delaware North, which runs the concessions at TIAA Bank Field, said in a statement to Becker:
“Delaware North follows the highest standards in foodservice and has strict policies to ensure compliance with all applicable food safety standards and regulations.
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, also 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.
The Jaguars are in their bye week but will be back in action at TIAA Bank Field on Nov. 27 against the Baltimore Ravens. After that, the Jags will host two more games in Jacksonville this season.