Sports fans flock to pro stadiums to root for their favorite teams. But shocking health code violation reports may have you wondering if it's rooting - or retching - that's keeping fans busy at some stadiums and arenas. The reports, assembled by ESPN, reveal that food at some of the best-known stadiums is being served up by vendors with "critical" health code violations. Think mouse droppings, dirty pans, etc.
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Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys)
Home of the Dallas Cowboys, Cowboy Stadium, was found to have critical violations at 72 percent of food vendors, including inadequate hand-washing facilities. At one kiosk, inspectors found hot dogs at 71 degrees - about half the specified 135 degrees.
Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte Bobcats)
At the home of the Charlotte Bobcats, 73 percent of vendors were found to have critical violations. At one location, inspectors reportedly found dirty pans and debris under a slicer blade.
Amway Arena (Orlando Magic)
75 percent of vendors at Amway Arena, home of the Orlando Magic, were found to have health code violations. At one location that sold fish, inspectors reported that ready-to-eat food wasn't eaten or sold within a week of preparation.
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (Jacksonville Jaguars)
At the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, violations were reported at 77 percent of vendors. One worry: Bacterial growth resulting from food being held at temperatures below 135 degrees. Inspectors uncovered that problem at 11 different locations.
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
At the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 84 percent of vendors had violations. In one case, chicken tenders were not being heated to 165 degrees, as required.
St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa Bay Lightning)
88 percent of the food vendors at the St. Pete Tims Forum, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, had food safety violations. At one vendor, inspectors reportedly saw an employee handle dirty dishes and then put away clean dishes without washing hands or changing gloves.
American Airlines Arena (Miami Heat)
At the home of the Miami Heat, American Airlines Arena, inspectors found critical safety violations at 93 percent of vendors, including problems with electrical wiring and gas boilers.
Sun Life Stadium (Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins)
Sun-Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins, had critical violations with 93 percent of its vendors. In June 2009, an employee complained anonymously that insects were blended into frozen alcoholic beverages at a stand. Inspectors checked and found slime inside the frozen drink machine.
Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)
Tropicana Field, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays tied with the Verizon Center as the stadium with the most violations. Inspectors uncovered violations with every vendor, including dirty countertops, utensils and equipment.
Verizon Center (Washington Wizards, Washinton Capitals)
Verizon Center, the home of the Washington Wizards and Capitals, tied for dead last for food safety, with violations found with 100 percent of food vendors. Mice droppings were found at at least 10 vendors. Eek!