"We just wanted to do the right thing," Polisky told ESPN. "This has nothing to do with PR. It’s not a business decision. … It started out with one father looking out for his son."
In addition to the three non-conference football games, Northwestern will also go peanut-free for 10 men’s and six women’s basketball games, all 18 home volleyball games and three wrestling matches.
Before each game, the venue will undergo a deep cleansing to ensure no peanut particles exist anywhere fans may be.
"We’re glad we’re making an impact in their lives," Polisky told ESPN. "We’ve had great support from the entire university when we first looked into doing this last year. We thought why wouldn’t we do this?"