And Speaking of Rotten Infrastructure… Check Out Angel Stadium!

 

(Image courtesy of Martin Krzywinski)

Remind me to watch out for the rodents next time I’m at Angel Stadium! (From OC Register)

Discarded peanut shells, the remnants of hot dog buns, sticky ice cream wrappers and nachos coated with tangerine-colored cheese carpet the stands of Angel Stadium – about 15 tons of garbage on average per game, according to stadium officials.

The refuse can sit out for more than 12 hours before it is collected, a time lag that may help account for the 118 vermin violations that county officials logged at stadium kiosks and restaurants over the last 2 ½ years.

And this is WAY more than the few vermin violations that similar outdoor stadiums like Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and Petco Park in San Diego receive. So what gives? Are we OC baseball fans just that messy, or is management not doing a good job of keeping up the stadium? For a stadium that houses the “Angels”, this seems like a pretty devilish thing to allow.
So all I have to say is this: Yuck! Nasty! And after seeing this, don’t you feel the same way? And will you think twice next time you order food at the Angels’ next game? I love the Angels, but I’m not so sure about ordering those nachos next time I’m at the game. ;-)

  5 comments for “And Speaking of Rotten Infrastructure… Check Out Angel Stadium!

  1. August 6, 2007 at 5:29 am

    i refuse to believe that dodger stadium is cleaner than angel stadium. that’s just not possible.

  2. jose
    August 6, 2007 at 7:38 am

    andrew, the only rats i see is the usual 40 thousand that invade angel stadium every year for the local harvest crusade. by the way, do they sell beer at that event? all i know is they had better have cleaned up the mess yesterday because were hosting boston tonight. those pesky christians do leave a mess .

  3. Andrew Davey
    August 6, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Jose: No, I don’t think they sell beer during the Harvest Crusade. After all, the Calvary people are usually too busy getting “high on Jesus”. Still, I doubt they helped in cleaning up the mess at Angel Stadium.

    OCgirl: I know, I know. It’s SO hard to believe! But hey, just because we have a few more vermin than them doesn’t make the Dodgers any less sucky! Go Angels! Rally Monkey forever! ;-)

  4. August 6, 2007 at 8:43 am

    What I’d like to see from everybody at those events is a little more personal responsibility. Sure, they’re going to clean up afterwards (eventually), but why not help them out as much as possible and take your own trash to the nearest trashcan.

  5. Andrew Davey
    August 6, 2007 at 9:25 am

    How very true, Gary. I try to do that whenever I’m there (or at some other public venue, for that matter), and it always Ps me off whenever I see everyone else just littering everywhere. So yes, I guess it’s not just management’s reponsibility to keep up the stadium… It’s also OUR responsibility to clean up after ourselves.

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