Jacksonville Jaguars fans may want to think twice about dining at the stadium during home games.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the midst of building around young talents on the field like Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne, but they also need to fix up the cleaniness of their stadium.
According to a report by Action News Jax, a Nov. 6 concession stand health inspection found dead rodents and more than 150 incidents of rodent droppings among 129 health violations at the Jags’ home stadium.
That wasn’t a misprint.
Delaware North, the company that runs the concessions at TIAA Bank Field, issued a statement to Ben Becker Action News Jax on the disgusting situation:
“Delaware North follows the highest standards in foodservice and has strict policies to ensure compliance with all applicable food safety standards and regulations,” the statement read. “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.”
This is hardly the first time TIAA Bank Field has been through this.
An ESPN report that reviewed routine inspections from 2016 to ’17 discovered that TIAA Bank Field ranked 27 out of 30 NFL stadiums with the highest rates of high-level violations.
The Jaguars have a bye in Week 11, and are back on the field playing host to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12 on Sunday, Nov. 27.