Werner Park Nabs Top Spot on PETA’s List of Vegetarian-Friendly AAA Ballparks

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

For Immediate Release:
July 23, 2014

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Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Omaha, Neb. – Baseball season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for PETA’s ranking of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly AAA Minor League Ballparks. And there’s good news for Storm Chasers fans: In its very first appearance in PETA’s lineup, Werner Park has shot straight to the number one spot.

“Werner Park grabbed PETA’s attention this year with its delicious lineup of meat-free concessions that let health-conscious and vegetarian fans enjoy a great meal while cheering on the Storm Chasers,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “PETA’s motto includes the words ‘Animals are not ours to eat,’ and so we’re happy to see more and more vegan options offered at stadiums across the country, proving that baseball fans are, indeed, on the ball.”

Storm Chasers faithful have a powerful lineup of meat-free fare to choose from. The concession stands offer black-bean burgers with all the traditional toppings (vegans, hold the cheese), salad shakers, the Philly Cheese Phake with Gardein beef-free and chicken-free strips (vegans, hold the cheese), and teriyaki-marinated tofu dogs topped with a Thai slaw.

Rounding out the winners are Coca-Cola Field (Buffalo Bisons) in New York, McCoy Stadium (Pawtucket Red Sox) in Rhode Island, Cheney Stadium (Tacoma Rainiers) in Washington, and Herschel Greer Stadium (Nashville Sounds) in Tennessee. Honorable mentions go to AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds) in Tennessee and Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats) in California.

In the major leagues, AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, took top honors, thanks in part to its delicious Field Roast frankfurter and portobello mushroom sandwich.

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

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