Detroit’s Comerica Park, San Diego’s PETCO Park, Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Cleveland’s Progressive Field and Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field also noted


BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 11, 2010) – The Minnesota Twins’ brand new Target Field has been recognized in the 2010 list of top vegetarian-friendly ballparks by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Delaware North Companies Sportservice operates food and beverage concessions and club and suite dining at Target Field.

PETA recently released its annual ranking after surveying the menus of all 30 Major League ballparks earlier this season.

“With … great vegetarian fare on the menu, the new Target Field is quite the animal-friendly place,” PETA Director Dan Shannon said.

PETA noted Sportservice offers a number of vegetarian options, including veggie dogs, veggie burritos, veggie kabobs, fruit kabobs, veggie tacos, fresh fruit from a farmer’s market, gelato, veggie burgers, fruit smoothies, lemon chill, cheese curds, grilled vegetables and noodle dishes.

Ballparks at which Delaware North Companies Sportservice provides food and beverage concessions took five of the top 11 spots in the 2010 rankings. The Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park ranked fourth, the San Diego Padres’ PETCO Park was seventh, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park was ninth, and Target Field and the Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field tied for 10th place.

The Chicago White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field, where Sportservice operates retail and concessions, received an honorable mention.

Sportservice’s four regional executive chefs work with executive chefs at its ballparks to continuously broaden concessions menus. Sportservice is part of Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service that operates at dozens of sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, resort hotels and airports.

Among the vegetarian options offered by Sportservice at the other Major League parks that made PETA’s rankings:

Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers) – Veggie sushi, hummus, black bean burgers, vegetable stir-fry, vegetable egg roll, fresh baked pretzels, meatless taco salads, roasted Roma quesadillas, butter lettuce salad, Mandarin salad, veggie wrap, fruit cup, veggie tray, garden salads, cole slaw, veggie burgers, cheese pizza, nachos with fresh salsa.

PETCO Park (San Diego Padres) – Vegetarian sushi rolls, veggie dogs and burgers, vegetarian taco salad, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit salad, roasted tomato hummus with pita chips, roasted corn, salads and fruit smoothies.

Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers) – Veggie dog, foccacia veggie club sandwich, portobello mushroom foccacia sandwich, veggie wrap, fresh tossed salad, fresh fruit, baked potato cart with steamed broccoli, cheddar cheese, and sour cream toppings, made-to-order pasta, veggie stir fry, Kettle Brau cheese curds battered in Leinenkugle beer, cheese pizza, Mediterranean crudités.

Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians) – Wild grain and tofu curry, garden burger, cheese pizza, vegetarian sushi, bean burrito, knish (potato spiced and wrapped in dough), veggie wraps, yogurt parfaits, fresh roasted cashews and pistachios, salads, fruit cups, pirogues, corn on the cob, homemade potato salad, pretzels, peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

 U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox)Wow Bao whole wheat edamame bao, crispy chick peas, made-to-order nachos, veggie fajitas and burritos, veggie dogs, garden burger, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, vegetarian taco salad, veggie tacos, nachos with salsa, whole pickles, fresh fruit cups, corn on the cob, frozen bananas.

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation’s leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.

For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com. 




Glen White
Director, Corporate Communications
Corporate, Gaming, Parks and Resorts
Email: GAWhite@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5753
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