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Report Reveals Shockingly Gross Conditions at Jaguars’ Stadium

Devon Platana
A recent report reveals the shockingly gross conditions at the Jacksonville Jaguars' stadium.
A recent report reveals the shockingly gross conditions at the Jacksonville Jaguars' stadium. / AP Photo/John Raoux
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Fans attending Jacksonville Jaguars home games might want to think twice before ordering that next hot dog or beer. Sports Illustrated published an article Saturday that has revealed some shockingly gross conditions at TIAA Bank Field.

During the Jaguars' Week 9 tilt with the Las Vegas Raiders, health inspectors found nearly 130 violations at the TIAA Bank Field concession stands. Some of the violations range from a pair of dead rodents to "seven concession stands that were operating with an expired license."

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The list of gross infractions didn't end there. Cardboard boxes were being used as garbage cans while some handwashing sinks didn't even have soap located near them. There were also dead roaches discovered on the property and there were even some toxic substances that weren't being stored correctly.

Delaware North is the company in charge of concessions at Jaguars home games and issued a statement that said "managers worked closely with the health inspectors" to fix any violations. When the inspectors returned 24 hours later, "all of the concession stands passed follow-up inspections."

It remains to be seen how long the Jaguars will keep their stadium clean. It was only five years ago that TIAA Bank Field had the fourth-most high-level violations of the NFL's 30 stadiums. That's hardly an accomplishment worth being proud of, so things must be cleaner going forward.

The Jaguars haven't played a home game since facing the Raiders, so time will tell if the conditions are that much better. With Doug Pederson's team being on a bye this weekend, Jaguars fans must wait until their team faces the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 27 to see if TIAA Bank Field is looking violation-free.

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