New Britain Stadium Number One on List of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly AA Minor League Ballparks

Fans Can Enjoy Delicious Meat-Free Food While Cheering On the Rock Cats

For Immediate Release:
August 6, 2015

Catie Cryar 202-483-7382

New Britain, Conn. – As baseball fever sweeps the nation, there’s good news for animal-friendly New Britain Rock Cats fans: New Britain Stadium has come in at number one in its debut appearance on PETA’s newest list of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Ballparks. Delicious meat-free concession favorites include veggie dogs and burgers, vegetable crudités, made-to-order veggie wraps, and several tasty fruit treats.

“New Britain Stadium helped put delicious plant-free fare on the map this year,” says Kenneth Montville, PETA’s senior campaign strategist. “It’s easier than ever to choose healthy animal-free options while cheering on teams across the country—and PETA is calling on others to get in on the rising trend now.”

The Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field came in second place, followed by the Biloxi Shuckers’ MGM Park in third. Rounding out the top five is the Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ Pensacola Bayfront Stadium at number four, and the Erie SeaWolves’ Jerry Uht Park at number five. Top honors in the majors went to Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”— will send New Britain Stadium a framed certificate.

To view the complete rankings, please see PETA’s minor league and major league blog posts.

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