Delicious Meat-Free Meals Are Easy to Come By at San Diego Stadium
For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2015
Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382
San Diego – As baseball fever sweeps the nation, there’s good news for animal-friendly Padres fans: PETA’s newest list of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks of 2015 has rocketed Petco Park to the number four spot—up five from its last appearance on the list in 2013. Fans in the stands rave about the vegan bean burritos, the grilled tofu with pineapple salsa, and the Mediterranean wheat berry–quinoa salad. A favorite at the suites is the California wild mushroom ravioli, and club visitors can enjoy gnocchi with fire-roasted vegetables and smoked pomodoro sauce.
“From its hearty veggie dogs and burgers to its fresh and healthy plant-packed pasta, Petco Park offers a wide variety of delicious vegan dishes to enjoy while watching Tyson Ross and James Shields mow down hitters,” says PETA senior campaign strategist Kenneth Montville. “Each park ranked in PETA’s top 10 offers a tasty spread of veg-friendly foods that are helping to set the standard for parks across the country.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dodger Stadium took top honors, followed by the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park in second place, the Washington Nationals’ Nationals Park in third, and the New York Mets’ Citi Field in fifth. Rounding out the top 10 are the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park, the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field, the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park, and the Chicago White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field.
PETA also ranked the top vegetarian-friendly AA minor league ballparks. Leading the pack is the New Britain Rock Cats’ New Britain Stadium, followed by the Tulsa Drillers’ ONEOK Field, the Biloxi Shuckers’ MGM Park, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, and the Erie SeaWolves’ Jerry Uht Park.
Petco Park will receive a framed certificate from PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.”
To view the complete rankings, please see PETA’s minor league and major league blog posts.