When you think Baseball you might also be thinking hot dogs! Cathy Isom tells us the number of hot dogs baseball fans will consume this season. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
From: the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council
Like candy on Halloween, hot dogs are the quintessential summer ballpark food, and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 19.4 million hot dogs and over 4.3 million sausages during the 2016 Major League baseball season. The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida, to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The hot dog total alone would reach as high as 5,425 One World Trade Centers, the tallest building in the U.S.
“There are challengers galore, but hot dogs remain king of the concession stand,” said NHDSC President Eric Mittenthal. “From childhood through old age there are two things guaranteed to put a smile on your face: baseball and hot dogs. It’s the perfect combination.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers can relish in victory as the team’s fans are once again projected to consume the most hot dogs, totaling more than 2.6 million—a jump of more than 100,000 from last year. That is enough to round the bases at Dodger Stadium 3,693 times, and based on last year’s attendance, means that nearly 70 percent of fans at Dodger home games will eat a hot dog.
Check out the 2016 MLB Hot Dog & Sausage Guide, from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, for the hot dog of your favorite team.