Sporting arenas can be famous for numerous things in the world, whether it may be the way they are designed, the history behind it, or even just the area it is located in, sporting events leave a lasting impressions in their visitor’s memories. They can also leave a lasting impression on our taste buds as well! Stadium food has become a category of hunger throughout the years. Whether its hot dogs at the ballpark, chicken tenders at the hockey games, or burgers at a basketball game, some stadiums take this style of eatery to the next level, compiling some of the best stadium eats across the country!
Texas Rangers: Boomstick Hot Dog
The Texas Rangers have given a whole new meaning to ballpark hotdogs. In 2012, the Rangers introduced their signature ballpark eat: the Boomstick: a two-foot long hot dog smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and onions, all topped on a massive bun!
The massive dog racked in over 500,000 dollars in its inaugural year as over 20,000 Boomstick hotdogs were sold that year and it has only grown more famously over the years.
Houston Astros: Chicken and Waffle Cone
Nothing cools you off like a nice ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day! Well think again. the Houston Astros have turned the tables as they combined the beloved waffle cone and the famous dish chicken and waffles into the Chicken and Waffle Cone.
This (obviously) isn’t your ordinary cone as it contains fried chicken and mashed potatoes covered in honey mustard. All in a convenient portable waffle cone as the finish touch. Who wouldn’t love this dish?
Buffalo Sabres: Cotton Candy Waffle Cone
If the eats didn’t get any crazier, the city of Buffalo just created the sweetest dish on this list! The Cotton Candy Waffle Cone. A waffle cone wrapped in cotton candy and topped with ice cream which is then topped with pop rocks! Something that’ll satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! Just don’t let your kids get a hold of this or else you’re in for a long and energetic night!
Arizona Diamondbacks: Asada Dog
The Diamondbacks are going back to some Hispanic culture and infusing it with the classic ballpark frank as they’ve created the Asada Dog! This 18-inch (yes that’s right) hotdog is placed in a telera roll, topped with fries, queso blanco, carne asada, pico de gallo, and of course guacamole! A perfect meal for any appetite!
Arizona Cardinals: Gridiron Burger
Whoever is making all these foods for Arizona sports teams needs to calm down, regardless, we’ve saved the best for last! In the upcoming NFL season, the Cardinals are doing more than just introducing some new faces, like Josh Rosen, to the fans of Arizona. In the offseason, they’ve masterminded a new eat that’s also a food eating challenge! Behold, the behemoth of all burgers: the Gridiron Burger! This burger isn’t just your classic patty on a bun, no, this burger is loaded with five burger patties, five hot dogs, five bratwursts, topped with 20 slices of cheese, eight slices of bacon, eight chicken tenders, 12 ounces of fries, tanker sauce (BBQ sauce and mayonnaise) and of course some lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. All that topped into one sandwich!
The fun doesn’t end there either! If you finish this monstrosity in under an hour, you win a jersey and a photo on the video board! A tough challenge, but who will have the guts, both figurative and literally, to take on this wild beast? Was it mentioned that it costs 75 dollars? Consume at your own risk!
So, those are just some of the craziest eats you can find across the United States sporting arenas! Which sounds the most appetizing? Or do they all make you sick to your stomach?