CBP still hits home run as veg-friendly ballpark
It’s that time of year again. With baseball season in full swing, PETA once again published its ranking of the Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Major League Ballparks.
And there's surprising news for Veg-Phillies fans. Citizens Bank Park has grabbed the number two spot in the nation, locking in one of the top positions for the eighth year running.
"Citizens Bank Park's delicious faux-chicken patties and veggie chili make it an all-star for vegetarian and health-conscious Phillies fans," PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling said. "This year's competition was tighter than ever—proving that with more and more vegan options offered at stadiums across the country, baseball fans are, indeed, on the ball."
Phillies faithfuls have a powerful lineup of meat-free options to choose from—and most of them are vegan. Hall of Fame–worthy choices include black-bean burgers, savory veggie dogs, fresh garden salads, vegan hoagies, hummus with pretzels and apples with dip.
In the past CBP had nabbed first place on PETA's list, six times in the last eight years, but the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park ousted it from the top spot this year, thanks in part to the Field Roast frankfurter and its portobello mushroom sandwich. Rounding out the top five are PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates), Citi Field (New York Mets) and Nationals Park (Washington Nationals).
The Phillies will receive a framed certificate from PETA. To view the complete rankings, please see PETA's major league and minor league blog posts.