Fans Can Enjoy Delicious Meat-Free Food While Cheering on the Mariners
For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2014
Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Seattle – 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 Mariners fans: Safeco Field has grabbed the number seven spot.
“The Mariners spent $240 million last off-season, and we’re pretty sure it was on their vegan menu. At Safeco, vegan fans can enjoy fire-roasted vegetable soup, vegan Bao Choi, and many other animal-friendly items that will make anyone feel like a king,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “Every year, we see more and more vegan options offered at stadiums across the country, which proves that baseball fans are, indeed, on the ball.”
Mariners faithful have a powerful lineup of meat-free options to choose from. The concession stands offer fried flatbread, build-your-own pasta stations, hummus platters, veggie dogs and burgers (buns contain dairy products), and Bao Choi—sticky buns stuffed with roasted portobello mushrooms or eggplant. Fans in the suites can enjoy the bountiful “Dirt List”—roasted carrots and cauliflower, grilled broccolini, and other fresh vegetables tossed with extra-virgin olive oil, fresh herbs, and a sherry vinaigrette—or sample the tasty salt-roasted golden beets, served with smoked tofu, avocado, capers, red onion, and bagel chips.
The San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park took top honors, thanks in part to the 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.