Written by Michelle Kretzer
The results are in! Here are the minor league ballparks across the country that are swinging for
the fence for animals:
Miracle's Hammond StadiumHammond Stadium is holding onto its title, earning the number one spot for the second year in a
row. It's no surprise, with offerings like veggie burgers (with
optional vegan cheese), veggie tacos, veggie dogs, a veggie Philly sandwich, a
fruit-and-vegetable tray, and vegetarian baked beans.
Wings' Frontier FieldNarrowly
defeated by Hammond Stadium for the second year in a row, Frontier Field claimed
another silver medal. Is this the beginning of a rivalry? Red Wings fans can be
found noshing on vegan pizza, vegan hot dogs, veggie or portobello mushroom
burgers, pasta with tomato sauce, baked potatoes, and fruit platters.
Athletic ParkBull Durham often scores a
spot on lists of top sports movies, and Durham's real-life stadium is once
again deserving of honors for its cruelty-free fare. Bulls fans can enjoy
veggie sausage, veggie dogs, black-bean veggie burgers, salads, fruit cups, and a tofu burrito.
Rocks' Frawley StadiumIt's
been several years since Frawley Stadium has made an appearance in the top 10,
but when this team makes a comeback, it does it right. Frawley now offers a
long list of vegetarian and vegan fare, including veggie hot dogs and burgers,
vegetable and fruit platters, ziti marinara, garden salad, vegan pasta salad,
and vegan coleslaw, and the cooks can even prepare custom dishes.
is A-OK with animal friends because of its mouthwatering selection, including a
veggie frank, Boca burger, bean burrito, vegetarian taco salad, vegetable wrap,
hummus-and-tabouli platter, three-bean salad, and fresh green salad.
TinCaps' Parkview FieldParkview
Field is enjoying its inaugural spot on the top 10 list, thanks to an extensive
menu of delicious options, such as the black-bean burger, veggie burrito,
spinach veggie wrap, roasted tomato veggie wrap, PB&J, hummus with
vegetables, fresh fruit, beans, rice, corn, salad, and grilled or fresh vegetables.
making its debut on the top 10 list, the Eugene Emeralds shone for animals this
year, giving fans yummy choices like veggie hot dogs and burgers, veggie
burritos, grilled corn on the cob, apples, and fruit cups.
Isotopes' Isotopes ParkThe
Isotopes got their name from the long-running Fox series The Simpsons, and vegetarian Lisa Simpson would agree that the team has done meat-free fans proud.
Albuquerqueans can munch on veggie dogs and burgers, bean burritos, veggie
wraps, wok-fried soba noodles with veggies, veggie kabobs, fresh salads, and
fruit or vegetable trays.
Sox's McCoy StadiumThe PawSox returned to the top 10 with a fury after a long absence, hitting a
grand slam with dishes like hummus and pita chips, a fresh-cut veggie tray,
fruit salad, fried green-bean straws, vegetable crudités, a garden or tossed
salad, veggie dogs, and veggie burgers.
10. Nashville Sounds' Herschel Greer StadiumIt
sounds like Nashville is full of animal-friendly sports lovers, with Herschel
Greer Stadium serving up veggie dogs and burgers, nacho salad, grilled
vegetable wraps, and seasonal fruit displays.
Congrats to the Carolina Mudcats' Five
County Stadium, the Memphis Redbirds' AutoZone Park, the Frederick Keys' Harry
Grove Stadium, and the Connecticut Tigers' Dodd Stadium for scoring honorable mentions.
And a big thank-you to Veggie
Happy for also working hard to get more and more excellent vegetarian and vegan dishes at stadiums nationwide.
Written by PETA
These minor league teams are major players for animals with all the vegetarian deliciousness they're offering up:
1. Fort Myers Miracle's Hammond Stadium
Is it any wonder that the Fort Myers Miracle takes the vegan cake? Just look at the list of cruelty-free foods the stadium offers: vegan chili cheese dogs, fresh fruit salad, veggie tacos, veggie spring rolls, a pepper and onion Philly with vegan cheese, fruit smoothies, hummus and pita chips, and, last but certainly not least, the Tony LaRussa Dog—a veggie burger wrapped around a veggie dog and topped with mushrooms, olives, and vegan shredded cheese.
2. Rochester Red Wings' Frontier Field
The Red Wings are leading ballparks into a new frontier of delicious eating with offerings like veggie burgers and veggie dogs, vegan pizza, portobello mushroom burgers, pasta with tomato sauce, and veggie kabobs.
3. Hagerstown Suns' Municipal Stadium
The sun is smiling on Municipal Stadium, with its veggie burgers, vegan cheeseburgers, veggie dogs, veggie subs, hummus and pita chips, fruit smoothies, and vegetarian baked beans.
4. Hudson Valley Renegades' Dutchess Stadium
Fans at Dutchess Stadium can eat like royalty on the Thai Cobb Burger (a veggie burger topped with guacamole, sprouts, and Thai sesame glaze), veggie dogs, veggie tacos, ziti with tomato sauce, veggie fajitas, vegetable wraps, and a salad bar.
5. Durham Bulls' Durham Bulls Athletic Park
It's no bull—the Bulls give their fans loads of cattle-approved options, such as black-bean veggie burgers, veggie sausage, veggie dogs, and burritos stuffed with tofu, black beans, and pico de gallo.
6. Memphis Redbirds' AutoZone Park
AutoZone Park is a hot zone for delicious vegetarian fare, such as veggie dogs, veggie sausage, grilled spicy black-bean burgers, a baked-potato bar, a fresh fruit medley, and grilled Caesar salad wraps (made with fish-friendly, anchovy-free dressing).
7. Tacoma Rainiers' Cheney Stadium
Rainiers fans can fill up on veggie dogs, veggie burgers with vegan cheese, vegetarian burritos, grilled Portobello sandwiches, baked potatoes, and grilled corn on the cob.
8. Tulsa Drillers' ONEOK Field
There's plenty for the discerning palate while watching runners cross the plate at a Drillers game, like veggie burgers, hummus and pita chips with tabouli, veggie dogs, vegetable wraps, fruit trays, taco salad bowls, vegetable crudités, and dairy-free ice cream for dessert.
9 Carolina Mudcats' Five County Stadium
Five County Stadium has five delicious dishes for diners to enjoy while cheering on the Mudcats: veggie dogs, pasta, veggie burgers, vegetable wraps, and fresh fruit and veggies.
10. Lansing Lugnuts' Cooley Law School Stadium
Lugnuts fans can go nuts with options like veggie burgers, veggie burritos, vegetable wraps, roasted corn on the cob, hummus and pita chips, and veggie taco salads.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
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