Sunday, August 9, 2015

Nationals Park Ranks Third on PETA's List of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks

From our friends at PETA...

Delicious Meat-Free Meals Are Easy to Come By at DC Stadium

As baseball fever sweeps the nation, there's good news for animal-friendly Nationals fans: PETA's newest list of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks of 2015 has rocketed Nationals Park to the number three spot - up two from last year. Fans and visitors alike rave about the vegetarian chicken sandwich - faux chicken and a mix of grilled vegetables served on a hoagie roll - and the Vegetarian Cheesesteak (both can be made vegan if you hold the cheese.) Favorites at the suites include the vegan summer bean salad - green and waxed beans, asparagus, snow peas, and shredded carrots tossed in a vinaigrette - and the roasted cauliflower, served with mixed herbs, breadcrumbs, and salsa verde.

"Nationals Park hit a grand slam this year with delicious options like vegan falafels and salty jalapeño chocolate bars," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Each park ranked in PETA's top 10 offers a tasty variety of veg-friendly foods that are helping to set the standard for parks across the country."

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Dodger Stadium took top honors, followed by the Philadelphia Phillies' Citizens Bank Park in second place, the San Diego Padres' Petco Park in fourth, and the New York Mets' Citi Field in fifth. Rounding out the top 10 are the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park, the Colorado Rockies' Coors Field, the Boston Red Sox's Fenway Park, and the Chicago White Sox's U.S. Cellular Field. 

PETA also ranked the top vegetarian-friendly AA minor league ballparks. Leading the pack is the New Britain Rock Cats' New Britain Stadium, followed by the Tulsa Drillers' ONEOK Field, the Biloxi Shuckers' MGM Park, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, and the Erie SeaWolves' Jerry Uht Park.

Nationals Park will receive a framed certificate from PETA - whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to eat."

To view the complete rankings, please see PETA's minor league and major league blog posts.