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Home of the Fisher Cats Earns Top 10 Spot in 2010 Rankings
For Immediate Release:June 10, 2010
Contact:Dan Shannon 757-622-7382
Manchester, N.H. -- MerchantsAuto.com Stadium, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, has locked up a slot in PETA's annual ranking of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks in minor-league baseball. The park's all-star lineup of vegetarian options includes protein-packed veggie burgers, veggie wraps, a portobello mushroom cap salad, a fresh garden salad, portobello mushroom sandwiches (available on request), and grilled veggie sandwiches.
"The Fisher Cats have really knocked one out of the park when it comes to offering delicious vegetarian options," says PETA Director Dan Shannon. "Loyal fans can enjoy delicious food and cheer on their favorite team while they safeguard their health, protect the Earth, and save animals' lives--all at the same time."
Grabbing first-place honors is a rookie to the list, the Hagerstown Suns' Municipal Stadium, which clinched the win with its veggie dogs and veggie burgers with vegan cheese. Rounding out the top 10 are PGE Park (Portland Beavers), Frontier Field (Rochester Red Wings), Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham Bulls), ONEOK Field (Tulsa Drillers), Victory Field (Indianapolis Indians), Cheney Stadium (Tacoma Rainiers), Isotopes Park (Albuquerque Isotopes), and Regions Park (Birmingham Barons).
Top athletes across the sports spectrum--including Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder, Olympic legend Carl Lewis, Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, and mixed martial arts fighter Mac Danzig--have kicked the meat habit, and a trip to ballpark concession stands confirms that fans are getting the message too.
Each team will receive a framed certificate from PETA. For more information and to view the complete list of winners from both the minor and major leagues, please visit PETA.org.
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