The Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Hits a Home Run for Animals With Chickpea 'Tuna,' Meatless Meatballs, and More
For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Pittsburgh – The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks—and for the first time since nabbing seventh place in 2015, PNC Park has slid onto the list, this time in the number four spot. The home of the Pittsburgh Pirates dishes up an “ultimate” vegan burger, a meatless meatball sub, and Buffalo cauliflower wings, among other vegan concessions.
“From the Ultimate Vegan Burger to the spicy Buffalo cauliflower wings, the Pittsburgh Pirates are knocking it out of the park with delicious animal-friendly stadium snacks,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the compassionate ballparks on PETA’s list are proving that vegan eating is as American as baseball and apple pie.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan would afford baseball players and their fans the time to enjoy more ballgames, since eating meat and other animal-derived foods has been conclusively linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. In addition, every vegan spares more than 100 animals a year a terrifying death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries.
Nabbing the top spot on PETA’s list is the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field, thanks to its Sriracha “brats” from The Herbivorous Butcher and vegan cheese pizza, followed by the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, which offers a Top N Go Frito Pie topped with Beyond Meat crumbles for a vegan twist on a Texan classic. Rounding out the top three is the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field, where fans can enjoy vegan grilled cheese, nondairy ice cream, and more.