ONEOK Field Tops PETA’s 2013 List of Most Vegetarian-Friendly Minor League Parks

Tofu Noodle Entrée, Portobello Burger Add Up to a Big Score for Drillers

For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2013

Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382

Tulsa, Okla. — 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 shooting straight to the top of the pack from last year’s fifth-place finish is ONEOK Field, home of the Tulsa Drillers.

“The more 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 ONEOK Field is enough to make a restaurant envious. In addition to the specialty veggie dogs on gourmet buns and homemade veggie burgers on pretzel buns, fans can enjoy a unique tofu-noodle entrée, “meaty” Portobello-mushroom burgers, bean burritos, tofu burritos, and fresh-fruit cups.

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), Isotopes Park (Albuquerque Isotopes), 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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