Philly Is Home to The Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark in the Majors—Again

‘Chicken Steak,’ Veggie Pit-Beef BBQ, and Vast Selection of Other Faux Meats Keep Citizens Bank Park Atop the Pack for the Sixth Time and Counting

For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2013

Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382

Philadelphia — For the sixth time in the past seven yearsCitizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, has been named the winner of PETA’s 2013 survey of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks.

“While Phillies left-fielder Domonic Brown has been dominating pitchers at the plate, earning the National League Player of the Month honor, Citizens Bank Park continues to dominate PETA’s Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark rankings,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Ballparks across the country are showing their fans respect by offering healthy and humane food that will help keep them around to cheer on the home team for many years to come.”

The Phillies’ lineup of healthful and animal-friendly food starts out with the unequalled meat-free chicken steak, followed closely by the unique and delicious vegetarian pit-beef barbecue. Other tantalizing cruelty-free treats include faux beef steak, a veggie dog, a black-bean burger, a vegetarian burrito, and calcium-rich hummus and pretzels. The fresh salads and fruit cups are perfect for fans looking for lighter fare.

Finishing in second place is the Detroit Tigers‘ Comerica Park. Exceptional offerings include the mock Italian sausage, vegan Riblet sandwich, vegetarian sushi platter, vegetable stir-fry, and good old corn on the cob.

Rounding out the top five are Nationals Park (Washington Nationals)AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants), andAngel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). In the minor leagues, the portobello mushroom burger, tofu-noodle entrée, and homemade veggie burger on a pretzel bun made the Tulsa Drillers ONEOK Field a big winner.

The Phillies will receive a framed certificate from PETA. To see the complete rankings, please visit PETA’smajor league and minor league blog posts.

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