Target Field Tops PETA’s 17th Annual ‘Vegan-Friendly Ballparks’ List

Ballparks From Coast to Coast Hit Home Runs for Animals With Vegan Burgers, Cheesesteaks, Pizza, and More

For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2018

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks, and rising from last year’s runner-up position to the number one spot is The Minnesota Twins’ Target Field.

Understanding that fans are hungry for more than a basic veggie dog, Target Field offers mouthwatering Sriracha “brats” and Italian “sausages” from The Herbivorous Butcher as well as vegan cheese pizza. Nabbing the second spot is 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, and sliding into third is the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field, thanks to its variety of animal-free concessions, including vegan grilled cheese, Beyond Burgers, and nondairy ice cream.

“Vegan ballpark fare today is more than just peanuts and Cracker Jack—it’s hearty brats, spicy nachos, and creamy grilled cheese sandwiches, all 100 percent animal-friendly,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “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.

Rounding out PETA’s list are the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park at number four, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field at number five, and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Center at number six. They’re followed by the New York Mets’ Citi Field in seventh place, the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park in eighth, the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field in ninth, and the Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium in tenth.

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