Durham Bulls Athletic Park Makes PETA’s List of Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

Mock-Chicken Nuggets, Veggie Corn Dogs Add Up to a Big Score for Bulls

For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2013

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Kaitlynn Kelly 202-540-2202

Durham, N.C. — Baseball might be the national pastime, but vegetarian dishes could soon be the national food if the offerings at baseball games are any indication. That’s why PETA has ranked the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Ballparks, and capturing the number two spot this year is Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Durham Bulls.

“The more that fans learn about the health benefits of eating vegan foods, the more they ask for delicious meat-free options,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Going vegan is like pulling off a triple play: You protect your health, help keep the environment clean, and save animals’ lives.”

Bulls fans can enjoy myriad meat-free options, but the mock-chicken nuggets and veggie corn dogs are a must. Other delicious treats include regular veggie dogs, hearty black-bean burgers, and Tex-Mex tofu burritos with black beans and pico de gallo, served with chips and salsa. And the fresh salads are just the right touch for fans looking for lighter fare.

Taking top honors this year is the Tulsa DrillersONEOK Field, which offers specialty veggie dogs on gourmet buns, homemade veggie burgers on pretzel buns, a tofu-noodle entrée, portobello-mushroom burgers, bean or tofu burritos, and fresh-fruit cups.

Rounding out the lineup of top 10 finishers are ARM & HAMMER Park (Trenton Thunder), Parkview Field (Fort Wayne TinCaps), FirstEnergy Park (Lakewood BlueClaws), Isotopes Park (Albuquerque Isotopes), Fifth Third Field (Dayton Dragons), PK Park (Eugene Emeralds), Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats), and AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds).

Grabbing top honors in the majors for the sixth time in the last seven years is Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Each minor and major league team to make the list will receive a framed certificate from PETA. For more information and to see the complete rankings, please visit PETA’s minor league and major league blog posts.

 

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