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Target Field among Delaware North Companies Sportservice Venues Recognized in 2010 PETA List of Top Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

 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.