The Home of the Seattle Mariners Hits a Home Run for Animals With Vegan Franks, Burgers, Bao Buns, and More
For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Seattle – The results are in for PETA’s 2018 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks—and for the first time since nabbing seventh place in 2014, Safeco Field has slid onto the list, this time in the number nine spot. Among other vegan concessions, the home of the Seattle Mariners dishes up vegan franks and burgers by Field Roast and steamed bao buns stuffed with bok choy, tofu, mushrooms, and vermicelli noodles—and in May, the ballpark hosted a Vegan Night, complete with vegan burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, brownies, and more.
“From the vegan dogs to the salads, sandwiches, and buns stuffed with fresh veggies, the Seattle Mariners are knocking it out of the park with delicious animal-friendly stadium snacks,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All 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.
Nabbing the top spot on PETA’s list is the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field, thanks to its Sriracha “brats” from The Herbivorous Butcher and vegan cheese pizza, followed by the 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. Rounding out the top three is the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field, where fans can enjoy vegan grilled cheese, nondairy ice cream, and more.