Fenway Park has been home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912 and is now the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use. Given its age, it may come as a bit of a shock to see Fenway coming in at 21st on our list, just sneaking in to the “Best of the Best” class with a final score of 83%.
Even though it’s a century old, Fenway uses modern technology to keep itself up to today’s hygiene standards. There was no restroom door to avoid touching on the way in or out, and the toilets and garbage cans were hands-free. The UFE (Urine Feces Everywhere) team did have a particularly disturbing issue with the attendant in one of the restrooms at Fenway. The attendant not only used the facility personally without washing their hands, but they kept the same pair of gloves on at all times. Wearing gloves protects skin from coming in contact with the bacteria, but wearing the same pair only serves to cross-contaminate the surfaces they are touching. As for the fans, 75% of males and 96% of females washed their hands.
For concessions, vendors were relatively clean, though some vendors did handle money before touching food, which is a UFE no-no. A constant problem with most ball parks is the beer vendors. They don’t have time to wash their hands, they handle money and they contaminate the handling and drinking part of the beer they are selling.