Turner Field Named to PETA’s List of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

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

For Immediate Release:
July 25, 2014

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Atlanta – Baseball season is in full swing, and that means that it’s time for PETA to rank the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks, and there’s good news for Braves fans: After missing the cut last season, Turner Field has grabbed the number 10 spot.

“The only thing hotter in Atlanta than Evan Gattis is the vegan food at Turner Field. While Gattis tears it up on the field, compassionate fans can chow down in the stands with vegetable fajitas, veggie burgers and dogs, fresh fruit, and more,” 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.”

The Braves faithful have a powerful line-up of meat-free options to choose from, including veggie dogs, veggie burgers, and hearty baked beans at the concession stands; roasted asparagus, spinach salad, a Mediterranean olive platter, and hummus in catering; and lo mein noodles, veggie fajitas, and pasta with olive oil and the chef’s selection of vegetables in the club areas.

The San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park took top honors, thanks in part to its Field Roast frankfurter and its 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 Braves 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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