Isotopes Park Among PETA’s 2013 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Parks

Teriyaki Noodles, Indian Tacos Add Up to a Big Score for Isotopes

For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2013

Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382

Albuquerque, N.M. — 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 Isotopes Park, home of the Isotopes, has grabbed sixth place.

“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 vegetarian is like pulling off a triple play: You protect your health, help keep the environment clean, and save animals’ lives.”

The vegetarian menu at Isotopes Park is enough to make a restaurant envious. In addition to the classic veggie dogs and bean burrito, fans can enjoy an Indian taco with fry bread, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa; teriyaki noodles; a baked potato; a fresh salad; and fruit trays.

Topping the minor league list is the Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field. Menu standouts include the portobello mushroom burger, tofu-noodle entrée, and homemade veggie burger on a pretzel bun. Rounding out the lineup of top 10 finishers are Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham Bulls), ARM & HAMMER Park (Trenton Thunder), Parkview Field (Fort Wayne TinCaps), FirstEnergy Park (Lakewood BlueClaws), 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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