Ran across this one on ESPN, where they did a survey of all the pro stadiums for their food safety/cleanliness. They allegedly reviewed something like 16,000 inspection reports. They figured 111 venues, but only 107 were still in business. I know some of you are 'consumers' of pro sports in regards to attending the events and, assumedly, at least the occasional visit to the concession stand.
As for Michigan venues, coming in at next-to-last (106) was the Palace at Auburn Hills. The Joe came in at number 77. Comerica at 61 and Little Caesars at 50. Ford Field was the highest rated local venue at 32. The link to the article is here: http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/25316231/health-inspection-reports-find-critical-violations-nfl-nhl-nba-mlb-stadiums-2018-espn-lines
So a couple of questions come to mind:
1. What venues on the list have you eaten at, and did you get the willies (or something worse) when you did so?
2. Whatever happened to naming stadiums after the team or some identifiable local landmark/figure/family? I miss the days of Tiger Stadium, Briggs Stadium, The Olympia, etc. (yeah, I know, big money)
3. Assume MgrowOld or FauxMo hit it big in business, do you think one of them would try to buy the naming rights to Michigan Stadium? "The MgrowOld, Get off my Lawn, Big House" or maybe the "Mr. and Mrs Scary FauxMo Keep Your Kids away Big House" What others do you think?