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Raley Field Makes PETA’s 2013 List of Most Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Parks

Meat-Free Sausage, Black-Bean Burger Add Up to a Big Score for River Cats  

For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382  

West Sacramento, Calif. — Baseball might be the national pastime, but vegetarian dishes could soon be the national food if the offerings at baseball games are any indication. That’s why PETA has ranked the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Ballparks, and Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats, has grabbed the number nine position.

“The more fans learn about the health benefits of eating vegan foods, the more they ask for delicious meat-free options,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Going vegetarian is like pulling off a triple play: You protect your health, help keep the environment clean, and save animals’ lives.”

Topping Raley Field’s vegetarian menu is the superb vegetarian sausage with grilled onions and peppers. Close behind is the perfectly spiced chipotle black-bean burger. Also not to be missed are the piping-hot wok-fried vegetables, the veggie sandwich, and the delicious baked potato.

Taking first place this year is the Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field. In addition to the specialty veggie dog on a gourmet bun and the homemade veggie burger on a pretzel bun, fans can enjoy a unique tofu-noodle entrée, a “meaty” portobello-mushroom burger, a bean burrito, a tofu burrito, and a fresh-fruit cup.

Rounding out the lineup of the top 10 finishers are the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham Bulls), ARM & HAMMER Park (Trenton Thunder), Parkview Field (Fort Wayne TinCaps), FirstEnergy Park (Lakewood BlueClaws), Isotopes Park (Albuquerque Isotopes), Fifth Third Field (Dayton Dragons), PK Park (Eugene Emeralds), and AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds).

Grabbing top honors in the majors for the sixth time in the last seven years is Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Each minor and major league team to make the list will receive a framed certificate from PETA. For more information and to see the complete rankings, please visit PETA’s minor league and major league blog posts.