Autozone Park Among PETA’s 2013 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Parks

Spicy Black-Bean Burger, Salad Wrap Add Up to a Big Score for Redbirds

For Immediate Release:
June 19, 2013

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Memphis, Tenn. — 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 AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds, has grabbed 10th place.

“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.”

The vegetarian menu at AutoZone Park is enough to make a restaurant envious. In addition to the classic veggie dog on a potato roll and the spicy black-bean burger with homemade Memphis BBQ chips, fans can enjoy a salad wrap, a baked potato, and fresh fruit. Spinach salad with sugared pecans is also offered in the suite section.

Topping the minor league list is the Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field. Menu standouts include the portobello mushroom burger, tofu-noodle entrée, and homemade veggie burger on a pretzel bun. Rounding out the lineup of top 10 finishers are 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 Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats)

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.

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