It used to be that a day spent watching the great American
pastime could do some serious damage to our great American waistlines. Not so much
now, with hungry fans making the healthy vegetarian and vegan options that
stadiums are offering disappear like a Ryan Braun homer. Here are our 2012 picks for major league stadiums that knock it out of the park
when it comes to delicious veggie fare:


Ballpark: ©iStockphoto.com/AdamKazmierski • Pig: ©iStockphoto.com/Anatolii Tsekhmister

  1. Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park: PETA pal Chase Utley has returned from the disabled list, and Citizens Bank Park has returned to the
    top of our list, thanks to its array of meatless options, which include a vegan
    chicken-steak sandwich, veggie “pit beef” smothered in barbecue sauce,
    an Italian vegetable grinder, and ever-popular veggie dogs and black-bean
    burgers.
  2. Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field: Ichiro
    is a legend in Seattle, in Japan, and around the world—and many of Safeco Field’s
    vegetarian offerings, including the IchiBan veggie dog, the Seattle chili
    veggie dog, and the Bombay veggie dog, have international appeal as well. With
    so many great new vegetarian options, it’s no wonder that Safeco Park has moved
    up in our standings.
  3. Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park: There’s
    a trio worth cheering for at Comerica Park—and we’re not talking about Justin
    Verlander, Prince Fielder, and Miguel Cabrera. We mean the stadium’s vegetarian Italian sausages, veggie riblets,
    and vegan hot dogs. With these and other great-tasting vegetarian choices available,
    Tigers fans can show that they care about cows, pigs, and chickens, too.
  4. Oakland Athletics’ O.co Coliseum: O.co
    Coliseum is pitcher-friendly and vegetarian-friendly.
    The veggie dogs, veggie burgers, bean burritos, ancho chili and mushroom
    fajitas, and other vegetarian items are as welcome to compassionate fans as Josh
    Reddick’s great season has been.
  5. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dodger Stadium: With
    new ownership and delicious meat-free creations, such as the vegan sloppy Joe, veggie sushi, and edamame, things are looking up for true-blue Dodger fans!
  6. New York Mets’ Citi Field: Johan
    Santana, David Wright, and R. A. Dickey aren’t the only big draws at Citi
    Field. Mets’ faithful are also flocking to the stadium for the veggie patty
    sandwich, veggie dogs, veggie burgers, grilled vegetable heroes, and other
    meatless meals.
  7. Los Angeles Angels’ Angel Stadium of
    Anaheim:
    The Halos’ roster is loaded with stars—from Pujols to Trout to
    Trumbo—and the concession stands at Angel Stadium of Anaheim are loaded with
    winning vegetarian eats, including veggie dogs, black-bean burgers, bean
    burritos, veggie wraps, and California cucumber rolls.
  8. Washington Nationals’ Nationals Park: Bryce
    Harper, Stephen Strasburg, and Gio Gonzalez have helped make the Nats a winning
    ballclub, and the vegetarian selections at Nationals Park—including chili made with
    mock meat, veggie burgers, tofu sandwiches with Vegenaise, and falafel—have won
    the stadium a spot in PETA’s standings. Maybe someday Teddy will even win the Presidents
    Race.
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park: The
    Pirates are moving up in the standings in more ways than one—this season, PNC
    Park scored a spot on PETA’s top 10 list of vegetarian-friendly stadiums after
    earning an honorable mention three years in a row. With veggie burgers, pasta primavera,
    vegetarian lo mein, salad with fried green tomatoes, and other vegetarian fare,
    the choices for compassionate fans are even stronger than the Bucs’ bullpen and
    more satisfying than a game-saving grab by Andrew McCutchen.
  10. Minnesota Twins’ Target Field: Baseball is as American as Target Field’s “accidentally vegan” apple pie. The stadium’s other vegetarian picks, which include a veggie “walk-a-taco,” veggie dogs, vegan mousse martinis, and vegetarian stir-fry, and a big hit with Twins’ fans, too-no matter where the team is in the standings.

          Congrats to the Chicago White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field, the
          Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park, the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field, the Atlanta
          Braves’ Turner Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field, and the San
          Francisco Giants’ ATT Park for earning honorable mentions. Many thanks to
          the sporty folks at Veggie
          Happy
          for helping to get more vegetarian and vegan options on stadium menus
          nationwide.

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          Article source: PETA Files

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