Safeco Field Among PETA’s Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

Vegan Chili Cheese Dogs, Vegetable Sushi Have Mariners Fans Asking for Seconds

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Seattle — It will come as no surprise to Seattle Mariners fans that Safeco Field has once again made PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks. Thanks to its unique and delicious meat-free options, Safeco Field had no trouble wrapping up the number six spot.

“Much like King Felix, the vegetarian options at Safeco Field rule,” 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 Mariners’ lineup of healthy and animal-friendly food starts out with the decadent vegan chili cheese dog (a veggie dog topped with meat-free chili and nondairy cheese). Also getting rave reviews are the hearty veggie burger, cucumber sushi roll, grilled vegetable panini, hummus platter, and Asian-style Bao-Choi: delicious balls of steamed dough stuffed with veggies, spices, and vegan mayo. Fans looking for lighter fare can’t miss with the fresh salads and dried organic fruit.

For the sixth time in the past seven years, top honors go to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Menu standouts include the faux-chicken patty, the mock beefsteak, and the vegetarian “pit beef” smothered in barbecue sauce. Rounding out the top five are Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers), Nationals Park (Washington Nationals), AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants), and Angel 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 Mariners will receive a framed certificate from PETA. To see the complete rankings, please visit PETA’s major league and minor league blog posts.

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