The Bronx Bombers were well ahead of their rivals in Flushing on the field last season, but in the kitchen Yankee Stadium’s ballpark dogs racked up more health citations than chicken vendors at Mets’ Citi Field.
The 2009 season leader among local arena food offenses, however, according to a new ESPN report, was Madison Square Garden.
The pricey burgers, brats, beers and other stadium fare may not be prepared and served under the cleanest or safest conditions, according to the report, which analyzed 2009 health department inspection reports from 107 stadiums.
At one MSG stand, inspectors found “53 mouse excreta” — 38 atop a box near the prep/service area and 15 on a soda machine.
Inspectors at Yankee Stadium had to dump a Chivas Regal whiskey bottle with dead fruit flies and found hot dogs held at 91 degrees rather than the required 140 degrees.
Citi Field inspectors found 20 pounds of grilled chicken in a refrigerator registering at 70 degrees — 30 degrees warmer than allowed.
Islanders games are probably the safest bet: No violations at the Coliseum.