Dedicated Vegan Stand Helps Citi Field Nab #2 Spot As Yankee Stadium Slides Into Sixth
For Immediate Release:
May 23, 2019
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
New York – The results are in for PETA’s 2019 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks, and the Mets’ Citi Field has won second place, while Yankee Stadium—which hasn’t appeared on PETA’s list since 2017—takes the sixth-place spot, just ahead of where the Mets landed last year.
This year, Citi Field welcomed its first-ever all-vegan food stand, Marty’s V Burger—and in addition to a variety of delicious veggie burgers, fans can find Beyond Meat bratwursts, edamame dumplings, Dole Whip sundaes, and more. Vegan offerings at Yankee Stadium include deep-fried avocado bites, Beyond Sausages, burgers and franks by Field Roast, and Guadalupe black bean burgers.
“The plain veggie dogs of yesteryear won’t cut the mustard with today’s baseball fans, who are clamoring for the hearty vegan cheeseburgers and refreshing nondairy ice cream on offer at New York City’s baseball stadiums,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, and the other ballparks on PETA’s list are covering all the bases when it comes to meeting the demand for animal-friendly fare.”
PETA notes that vegan ballpark fare hits a home run for animals, as each person who goes vegan spares more than 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries. Vegans also have a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer than meat-eaters do.
Nabbing the first-place spot is the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, with its vegan twists on Texas classics like frito pie as well as street tacos loaded with Beyond Meat crumbles. Rounding out the top three is last year’s winner, the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field, which offers delicious Sriracha “brats” and Italian “sausages” from The Herbivorous Butcher.