Vendors at Sports Arenas Lacking in Health and Safety Standards

July 27, 2010 Updated Jul 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM EDT

By WKBW Internet


July 27, 2010 Updated Jul 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/ESPN) - ESPN recently published a list of sporting arena vendors across the country and how well they are following health and safety standards.

The report shows that at many arenas, a high percentage of vendors are in violation of safety standards.

At Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, the report finds that 12 percent of vendors were in violation of safety standards. The main reason is because hot dogs were being stored at unsafe temperatures.

The HSBC Arena scored slightly better, with 8 percent of vendors there being cited. The reason there is that toxic chemicals, possibly for cleaning, were being stored in unlabeled containers.

Toronto's Air Canada Centre scored best on the list, with no vendors in violation of any safety rules, while the Verizon Center, home to the Washington Capitals, scored worst, with 100 percent of its vendors found to be in violation.

For the full list from ESPN, click here.