Progressive Field Nabs Spot on PETA’s 2018 ‘Vegan-Friendly Ballparks’ List

The Home of the Cleveland Indians Hits a Home Run for Animals With Vegan Grilled Cheese, Tacos, Ice Cream, and More

For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2018

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Cleveland – The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks—and for the first time since it received an honorable mention in 2011, Progressive Field has slid onto the list, this time in the number three spot. Its vegan-friendly vendors include, among others, Melt Bar & Grilled, which serves vegan grilled cheese; Barrio, which offers vegan tacos; Dynomite Burgers, which serves a veggie burger; Ohio City Burrito, which offers a veggie burrito; and Sweet Moses, which is now offering vegan ice cream.

“From creamy dairy-free ice cream to hearty veggie dogs, the Cleveland Indians 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 Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, where fans can enjoy Sriracha “brats” from The Herbivorous Butcher, a vegan cheese pizza, and more. The Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park was runner-up for offering a Top N Go Frito Pie—which is topped with Beyond Meat crumbles for a vegan twist on a Texan classic—and other hearty fare.

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