Citi Field Ranks Fourth on PETA’s List of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

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

For Immediate Release:
July 15, 2014

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Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

New York – Baseball season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for PETA’s ranking of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks. And there’s good news for Mets fans: Citi Field has grabbed the number four spot in the nation.

“With its uniquely New York and vegan twist on ballpark favorites such as pizza, burgers, and hot dogs, Citi Field is as strong a force on PETA’s lineup as David Wright is on the Mets’,” says PETA 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.”

Mets faithful have a powerful lineup of meat-free options to choose from, including hearty veggie dogs and veggie burgers, delicious pizza topped with dairy-free cheese, vegetable sushi rolls, and vegetarian tacos stuffed with portobello mushrooms, zucchini, corn, and poblano peppers.

The San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park took top honors, thanks in part to its Field Roast frankfurter and its portobello mushroom sandwich. Rounding out the top five are Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies), PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates), and Nationals Park (Washington Nationals).

PETA also ranked AAA minor league teams. Leading the pack is the Omaha Storm Chasers’ Werner Park, where fans can chow down on black-bean burgers (which can be made vegan by holding the cheese), a hearty veggie dog, and the Philly Cheese Phake, which consists of Gardein’s beef-free and chicken-free strips and can be made vegan by omitting the cheese.

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

 

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