Rangers won’t sell Blue Bell on homestand

The Blue Bell ice cream scare has reached Globe Life Park in Arlington.

The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday that in light of the recent listeria issues with Blue Bell, the club wouldn’t be selling Blue Bell ice cream during the first homestand of the season.

"The Texas Rangers and our Globe Life Park in Arlington concessionaire Metroplex Sportservice are committed to providing a quality and safe experience for all of our fans," the club said in a statement. "In light of recent events and out of an abundance of caution, we will not be offering Blue Bell Ice Cream products during our upcoming homestand."

The Rangers have a Blue Bell ice cream promotion during Sunday home games, and there will be none for this Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros. There was no mention on when the Blue Bell ban would be lifted.

"Blue Bell has been a valued partner of the Rangers for many years," the statement read. "We will remain in contact with company officials as they address this ongoing situation. Ice cream will not be available at Globe Life Park during the upcoming homestand, and Sunday’s Ice Cream Sunday promotion will not take place. We invite our fans to enjoy the many other great food options available at Globe Life Park."

The Houston Astros made a similar decision already.

The company’s ice cream has been linked to a listeria outbreak in Kansas and the company has recalled some of its products.

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