South Bend Cubs once again offering peanut-free suite

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Peanuts and Cracker Jack -- a baseball staple. But for children with peanut allergies those things can make a baseball game dangerous.

For the fourth year in a row, the South Bend Cubs are working to make sure all kids can enjoy a game.

The Cubs are working with a local allergy support group to offer a peanut-free suite for their Sunday, May 7 game.

In fact, this year it is so popular the original suite has sold out.

The Cubs have opened up the owners suite to accommodate additional fans -- and there are only 20 tickets left.

"One of the things we are about is making sure families, parents, kids, of all shapes and sizes, allergies, can have a great time at the ballpark," says Chris Hagstrom-Jones, the director of media and promotion for the South Bend Cubs.

"I think this gives them a sense of safety where they can come out and enjoy a baseball game without having to walk around where people are actually eating peanuts and Cracker Jack -- stuff you would see at a baseball game," says Erica Andert, founder of Michiana Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Support Group.

Tickets are $19 dollars and include entry to the park and food. Call the South Bend Cubs ticket office if you are interested: 574-235-9988