It’s Mets vs. Yankees on PETA’s ‘Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks’ List

Citi Field and Yankee Stadium Hit Home Runs for Animals With Food Stands Offering Vegan Cheese Pizza, Burgers, Franks, and More

For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2017

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

New York – When it came to making PETA’s Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks list, the Mets narrowly beat out the Yankees this year to take fifth place, thanks to Citi Field’s offerings of veggie dogs, veggie burgers, sesame coleslaw, knishes, and more. But Yankee Stadium was close behind, sliding into seventh place with Field Roast franks, vegan burgers (including a protein-packed black bean burger), and veggie sushi, among other standouts.

“With so many delicious vegan dishes on offer at New York’s stadiums, PETA’s ranking of vegan-friendly ballparks turned into a regular Subway Series,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Forget the peanuts and popcorn—thanks to city standbys like Two Boots and Hale and Hearty, hungry fans can grab a vegan cheese slice at Citi Field and a lentil chili at Yankee Stadium.”

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 saves more than 100 animals a year from a terrifying death in today’s industrialized meat, egg, and dairy industries.

Citi Field and Yankee Stadium will receive framed certificates from PETA. To view the complete rankings, please see PETA’s blog post about its list of the 2017 Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks.

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