Citi Field Named to PETA’s List of the Top 10 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

Vegetable Sushi Roll Puts Home of the Mets in the Win Column

For Immediate Release:
June 19, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

New York — Fans love when the “meat” of the lineup is up at the plate, but more and more of them are choosing to go meat-free when it comes to the concession stands. And Citi Field is accommodating those fans in first-class style. That’s why the home of the New York Mets has grabbed the number-seven spot in PETA’s 2013 rankings of the Top 10 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks.

“Watching Matt Harvey dominate hitters is even sweeter while biting into one of Citi Field’s many exceptional vegetarian offerings,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Ballparks across the country are showing their fans respect by offering healthy and humane food that will help keep them around to cheer on the home team for many years to come.”

The Mets’ lineup of healthy and animal-friendly food would make a good restaurant envious. The meat-free specialties at Citi Field include a delicious vegetable sushi roll, a veggie dog, a veggie burger, a vegetarian patty sandwich, edamame, pit beans, corn on the cob, and a taco with portobello mushrooms, zucchini, corn, and poblano peppers. Fans looking for lighter fare can choose from the fresh salads, fresh whole fruit, or sliced mango dusted with chili powder.

For the sixth time in the past seven years, top honors go to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Standouts include a faux-chicken patty, a mock beefsteak, and a vegetarian barbecue pit beef.

Rounding out the top five are Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers), Nationals Park (Washington Nationals), AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants), and Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). In the minor leagues, the portobello mushroom burger, tofu noodle entrée, and homemade veggie burger on a pretzel bun made the Tulsa Drillers ONEOK Field a big winner.

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



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