Cheney Stadium Among the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly AAA Ballparks

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

For Immediate Release:
July 22, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

Tacoma, Wash. – 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 Rainiers fans: After missing the cut for the past two years, Cheney Stadium has grabbed the number four spot.

“The best way for fans to ensure that they’ll be around to cheer on the Rainiers for many healthy years to come is to step up to the plate now by going vegan,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “Every year, we see more and more vegan options offered at stadiums across the country, which proves that baseball fans are, indeed, on the ball.”

Rainiers faithful have a powerful lineup of meat-free options to choose from. The concession stands offer Field Roast veggie dogs, a vegetarian taco plate, and a veggie burger.

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, and Herschel Greer Stadium (Nashville Sounds) in Tennessee. Honorable mentions go to AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds) in Tennessee and Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats) in California.

In the major leagues, AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, took top honors, thanks in part to its delicious Field Roast frankfurter and portobello mushroom sandwich. In nearby Seattle, the Mariners’ Safeco Field grabbed the number seven spot.

The Rainiers 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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