AutoZone Park Among the Top Vegetarian-Friendly AAA Ballparks

Fans Can Enjoy Delicious Meat-Free Food While Cheering on the Redbirds

For Immediate Release:
July 23, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

Memphis, Tenn. – Baseball season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for PETA’s ranking of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly AAA Minor League Ballparks. And there’s good news for Redbirds fans: AutoZone Park has been honored by PETA for the fourth year in a row, this year earning an honorable mention.

“The best way for fans to ensure that they’ll be around to cheer on the Redbirds for many healthy years to come is to step up to the plate now by going vegan,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “Part of PETA’s motto is ‘Animals are not ours to eat,’ so we’re happy to see more and more vegan options offered at stadiums across the country, proving that baseball fans are, indeed, on the ball.”

Redbirds faithful have a powerful lineup of meat-free fare to choose from. The concession stands offer a spicy black-bean burger, a jumbo veggie dog, grilled veggie wraps, pasta salad primavera (vegans, hold the cheese), and a fresh fruit salad.

The number one spot in the minors goes to the Omaha Storm Chasers’ Werner Park, where fans can chow down on black-bean burgers (vegans, hold the cheese), a hearty veggie dog, and the Philly Cheese Phake (vegans, hold the cheese). Rounding out the winners are Coca-Cola Field (Buffalo Bisons) in New York, McCoy Stadium (Pawtucket Red Sox) in Rhode Island, Cheney Stadium (Tacoma Rainiers) in Washington, and Herschel Greer Stadium (Nashville Sounds) in Tennessee. In addition to AutoZone Park,an honorable mention went to Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats) in California.

In the major leagues, top honors went to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, thanks in part to its delicious Field Roast frankfurter and portobello mushroom sandwich.

The Redbirds will receive a framed certificate from PETA. To view the complete rankings, please see PETA’s minor league and major league blog posts.

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