Citi Field Ranks Fifth on PETA’s List of Top Veg-Friendly Major League Ballparks

Delicious Meat-Free Meals Are Easy to Come By at New York Stadium

For Immediate Release:
August 6, 2015

David Perle 202-483-7382

New York – As baseball fever sweeps the nation, there’s good news for animal-friendly Mets fans: PETA’s newest list of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks of 2015 has rocketed Citi Field to the number five spot. Concessions boast an Yves veggie dog, a vegan sushi roll, edamame, and vegan pizza from Two Boots—available at four locations in the park. Other favorites include the El Verano Taqueria vegetarian taco with portobello mushrooms, zucchini, and peppers. Not to be outdone, clubs and suites offer a vegan-upon-request, choose-your-own pasta station, and a dish of delectable marinated mushrooms, olives, and vegetables with Marcona almonds.

“Citi Field’s tasty array of vegan snacks pleases home team fans and visitors alike,” says Kenneth Montville, PETA’s senior campaign strategist. “Each park ranked in PETA’s top 10 offers a delicious variety of veg-friendly foods that are helping to set the standard for parks across the country.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dodger Stadium took top honors, followed by the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park in second place, the Washington Nationals’ Nationals Park in third, and the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park in fourth. Rounding out the top 10 are the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park, the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field, the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park, and the Chicago White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field.

PETA also ranked the top five vegetarian-friendly AA minor league ballparks. Leading the pack is the New Britain Rock Cats’ New Britain Stadium, followed by the Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field, the Biloxi Shuckers’ MGM Park, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, and the Erie SeaWolves’ Jerry Uht Park.

Citi Field will receive a framed certificate from PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.”

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