Veggie Dogs, Meat-Free Tacos Score Big With Red Sox Fans
For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2013
Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Boston — Boston is on the move. The Red Sox are flying high in the American League East standings, and Fenway Park is moving up in PETA’s rankings of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks. The venerable venue has jumped from honorable mention last year to grab the number eight spot this year.
“The Red Sox appear to have turned a corner this year, and so has Fenway Park, earning its best ranking so far on PETA’s list,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “The exceptional vegetarian fare really puts the green in the home of the Green Monster.”
The Red Sox’s lineup of healthful and animal-friendly food starts with the delicious vegetable sushi and made-to-order meat-free tacos. Other top-notch options include veggie dogs and burgers and meat-free burritos. Fans looking for lighter fare can choose among vegetable wraps, fruit cups, and fresh salads.
For the sixth time in the past seven years, top honors go to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Menu standouts include the faux-chicken patty, the mock beefsteak, and the vegetarian “pit beef” smothered in barbecue sauce. 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).
McCoy Stadium, home of Boston’s affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox, garnered an honorable mention in the minor league survey, which was won by the Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field.
PETA also ranks vegetarian-friendly NFL stadiums. Last season, James Nolan, senior vice president of the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, which placed second in the survey, told The Boston Globe, “Our research suggested that our fans were seeking more vegetarian options. They have been some of our best sellers.”