PETA Names the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks in America

Giants Replace Perennial Winner Phillies as Champs, Thanks to Superb Veggie Dogs and Meat-Free Burgers

For Immediate Release:
July 14, 2014

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Nothing says summer like taking in a baseball game, and now that July is upon us, the divisional races are heating up. And so are the delicious vegan and vegetarian options at the concession stands. That means it’s also time for PETA’s rankings of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks and of minor league parks, too.

“Some of the division races are pretty tight right now, but when it comes to healthy, humane, and delicious ballpark food, all the teams on our lists are big winners,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “Every year, we see more and more vegan options offered at stadiums across the country, which proves that baseball fans everywhere are on the ball.”

AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, has knocked the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park right out of the box from last year’s standings and into second place. Giants fans who are saying no to meat have their choice of a top-shelf vegan frank, a hand-formed burger, a portobello mushroom sandwich, vegan vegetable pot stickers, and much more. The Phillies faithful can enjoy the black-bean burger, faux-chicken patty, vegan hot dog, and more.

Rounding out the top five are PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates), Citi Field (New York Mets), and Nationals Park (Washington Nationals). In the minor leagues, first place goes to Werner Park (Omaha Storm Chasers), whose black-bean burger, Philly Cheese Phake, and hearty tofu hot dog helped this rookie make the standings for the first time ever and claim top honors to boot.

Each major and minor league team to make the lists will receive a framed certificate from PETA. For more information and the complete rankings, please see PETA’s major league and minor league blog posts.

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