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TIAA Per Ben Becker of Action News Jax, Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was closed after inspections at the stadium during the team’s Nov. 6 game against the Las Vegas Raiders Cited over 100 franchise violations. A total of 29 concession stands were inspected, and the inspectors found 129 violations, of which 7 concession stands had Expired. In addition, inspectors found the carcasses of two rodents and the feces of 159 rodents. Statement to Becker:
“Beit Delaware holds the highest standards of food service and has strict policies in place to ensure compliance with all applicable food safety standards and regulations. A team of health inspectors inspected the live event during the day on November 6 catering location with over 62,000 fans. Our management worked closely with health inspectors during their tours and most violations found were corrected immediately or within 24 hours. Additionally, we are Working to resolve clerical errors that caused permits to expire at two of our concession stands. Other locations listed on the report as lapsed were not open at the time of inspection.” ASM Global, which manages TIAA Bank Field, added in a statement to Becker that it was working with Delaware North and the pest control company Terminix cooperates to “immediately correct all violations.” “The health and safety of all our venue patrons remains the top priority. Any failure to comply with these standards is unacceptable,” ASM Global said in a statement. An ESPN report examining North American stadium inspections in 2016 and 2017 found that TIAA Bank Stadium had the fourth-highest violation rate in the NFL at 64.3 %. Only U.S. Bank Stadium, the mile-high Bronco Stadium and Nissan Stadium had higher rates of violations. Field referenced in ESPN report on TIAA bank issue, inspector found at a new concession stand in October 2016 No evidence of insects or rodents. Additionally, in August 2016, a hot dog concession stand was warned for not having “adequate handwashing facilities.” The Jaguars enter the offseason but will play the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 27 at TIAA Bank Field. After that, the Jaguars will host two games in Jacksonville this season.