Hot Diggity Dog! It’s National Hotdog Day and no better way to celebrate than heading out to Victory Field for an Indians game! To get into the spirit, we’re showing you what hotdogs you can choose from at the ballpark! Here they are!
a. The Max – named after longtime Indianapolis Indians President and Chairman Max Schumacher. The foot-long hot dog is topped with chili sauce, then cheese, and then diced onions. It bears Max’s name because the chili dog is Schumacher’s favorite ballpark food.
b. The Vic – named, as you can imagine, after Victory Field. It’s a foot-long bratwurst and includes sauerkraut and spiced onions.
c. The Hot Dog – every baseball stadium’s staple food item.
The Max and Vic are available at The Coors Light Cove located in left field for $7.75 by any fan. You don’t have to be inside The Cove to get these; there are Cove serving lines available to all fans.
According to a National Poll
1. 63% percent of baseball fans list hot dogs as the one ballpark food they could not live without. Peanuts ranked second with 18%
2. Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs during peak season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That’s 818 hot dogs per second. [Source: National Hot Dog & Sausage Council research and data]
3. An estimated 25 million hot dogs were consumed at Major League Baseball parks in 2014. [Source: National Hot Dog & Sausage Council 2014 MLB park survey]
4. An average MLB baseball hot dog vendor sells an about 150 hot dogs per game and 10,000-12,000 hot dogs per season. [Source: Tom Morely, Aramark Vending Manager. New York Times. May 5, 2007]
Indians fans consumed 130,000 hot dogs at Victory Field last season
• 6,000 of them were foot longs; that’s more than a mile! (5,280 feet in a mile)
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