Black-Bean Burger, Meat-Free Burritos Add Up to a Big Score for TinCaps
For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2013
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Fort Wayne — 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 Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps, has jumped from sixth place last year to fourth place this year in the standings.
“The more that fans learn about the health benefits of eating vegan foods, the more that they ask for delicious meat-free options,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Going vegan is like pulling off a triple play: You protect your health, help keep the environment clean, and save animals’ lives.”
Parkview Field’s spicy black-bean burgers and veggie burritos were among PETA’s favorites. And the vegetable wraps—available on white, wheat, spinach, or tomato tortillas—are tough to beat. Health-conscious TinCaps fans can also enjoy grilled corn, vegetables with hummus dip, and fresh apples.
Taking first place this year is the Tulsa Drillers‘ ONEOK Field. 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), 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.