Kauffman Stadium Nabs Spot on PETA’s 2018 ‘Vegan-Friendly Ballparks’ List

The Home of the Kansas City Royals Hits a Home Run for Animals With The Beyond Burger, Vegan Philly Cheesesteaks, Tacos, and More

For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2018

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Kansas City, Mo. – The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks—and for the first time, Kauffman Stadium has nabbed a place on the list, sliding into the number 10 spot. Its vegan-friendly options include fresh tacos and wraps, a hearty animal-free Philly cheesesteak, and vegan coleslaw—and starting this season, the popular Beyond Burger will be available at general concessions.

“From top-of-the-line veggie burgers to zesty tacos, the Kansas City Royals are knocking it out of the park with delicious animal-friendly stadium snacks,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the compassionate ballparks on PETA’s list are proving that vegan eating is as American as baseball and apple pie.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan would afford baseball players and their fans the time to enjoy more ballgames, since eating meat and other animal-derived foods has been conclusively linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. In addition, every vegan spares more than 100 animals a year a terrifying death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries.

Nabbing the top spot on PETA’s list is Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, where fans can enjoy Sriracha “brats” from The Herbivorous Butcher and vegan cheese pizza. The Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, which offers a Top N Go Frito Pie topped with Beyond Meat crumbles for a vegan twist on a Texan classic, took the number two spot. Third place went to the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field, which has a selection of veggie burgers and franks as well as vegan grilled cheese and ice cream.

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