Fifth Third Field Makes PETA’s 2013 List of the Most Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Parks

Veggie Dogs, Bean Burritos Add Up to a Big Score for Dragons

For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2013

Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382

Dayton, Ohio — 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 shooting into seventh place—and making the list for the first time since 2009—is Fifth Third Field, home of the Dayton Dragons.

“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.”

The vegetarian menu at Fifth Third Field is enough to make a restaurant envious. In addition to veggie dogs and veggie burgers, fans can enjoy a black-bean burrito or burrito bowl, veggie wraps, green salads, and fresh apples and grapes.

Taking the top spot on PETA’s list is ONEOK Field (Tulsa Drillers), with Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham Bulls), ARM & HAMMER Park (Trenton Thunder), Parkview Field (Fort Wayne TinCaps), FirstEnergy Park (Lakewood BlueClaws), Isotopes Park (Albuquerque Isotopes), PK Park (Eugene Emeralds), Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats), and AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds) rounding out the top 10.

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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