Michigan state rules might slash concession's revenue

The new rules for safely selling food may mean saying goodbye to hot dogs, hamburgers and more.

INGHAM COUNTY, Mich.—Hot dogs, hamburgers and other cooked food may be scarce at some high school concession stands this spring as Ingham County schools and booster clubs work to meet newly enforced state rules for safely selling food.

That means less revenue for some booster clubs, which use money from concessions for such things as uniforms, sports equipment and pay-to-play fees for students who can’t afford them.

“It puts a temporary dent in it,” said Mike Green, president of the East Lansing Athletic Boosters. “We are losing some sales with respect to a couple of different (concessions) venues. In our case, it’s baseball and a little bit of softball.”