Rogers Centre Named to PETA’s List of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

Fans Can Enjoy Delicious Meat-Free Food While Cheering on the Blue Jays

For Immediate Release:
July 15, 2014

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Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Toronto – Baseball season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for PETA’s ranking of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks. And there’s good news for Blue Jays fans: Rogers Centre has grabbed the number nine spot.

“Thanks to its delicious and hearty vegetarian concessions, Rogers Centre burst into PETA’s top 10 lineup of vegetarian-friendly ballparks faster than José Bautista turning on an 0-2 fastball,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “Every year, we see more and more vegan options offered at stadiums—proving that baseball fans are, indeed, on the ball.”

Blue Jays faithful have a powerful lineup of meat-free options to choose from, including the make-your-own burrito and nacho bars, the Market Basket filled with assorted crudités and a low-calorie dip (vegan without the dip), fresh whole fruit, and the Mediterranean platter, which contains a hummus and tabbouleh box complete with flatbread and olives. Fans in the suites can also enjoy veggie sushi, kale and spinach salad (vegans, hold the cheese), and the Asian Chop and Noodle box salad.

The San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park took top honours, thanks in part to its Field Roast frankfurter and the portobello mushroom sandwich. Rounding out the top five are Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies), PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates), Citi Field (New York Mets), and Nationals Park (Washington Nationals).

PETA also ranked AAA minor league teams. Leading the pack is the Omaha Storm Chasers’ Werner Park, where fans can chow down on black-bean burgers (which can be made vegan by holding the cheese), a hearty tofu hot dog, and the Philly Cheese Phake, which consists of Gardein’s beef-free and chicken-free strips and can be made vegan by omitting the cheese.

The Blue Jays will receive a framed certificate from PETA. To view the complete rankings, please see PETA’s major league and minor league blog posts.

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