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Ballpark Food: More than Peanuts and Cracker Jack

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Cracker Jack has been a ballpark staple since 1896 when it was included in an ad for a game between the Atlantic City Base Ball Club and the Cuban Giants. But ballpark fare has come a long way from just Cracker Jack, peanuts, hot dogs and nachos with cheese sauce.

In honor of their 15th season at Victory Field, the Indianapolis Indians are introducing 15 new concession items this year. They include:

  • Artisan chicken, roast beef, or turkey sandwiches
  • Caesar salad
  • Yogurt parfaits
  • Chili cheese fries
  • Corn on the cob
  • Elephant ears

When Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, opened last spring, the field sponsor Parkview Health Systems wanted to make sure that food sold at the stadium included healthier options, in addition to traditional baseball food. The healthier options include:

  • Hummus and grilled pita chips
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Vegetable panini
  • Grilled chicken
  • Salad
  • Fresh-squeezed lemonade

Behind home plate at Parkview Field, The Apple Cart sells sweets like apple turnovers, apple slices, apple cider and hot apple cobbler.

If you’re a hungry fan, take a group of 15 or more to the U.S. Steel Yard to catch a Gary Southshore Railcats game and enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs, chips and soda with the Field of Dreams package. The Evansville Otters offer a similar package for groups of 10 or more.

What’s your favorite ballpark food? We’ll announce a great deal you can get when you enjoy a game at one of these ballparks later today!

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.