For the second year in a row, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced that three Major League Baseball ballparks where Delaware North Sportservice provides food and beverage services have made the organization’s annual “Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks” list.
Globe Life Park (Arlington, Texas), Target Field (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Progressive Field (Cleveland, Ohio) all ranked in the top five, with Globe Life Park returning to the top of the list after placing second last year.
The ballpark, which is home to the Texas Rangers, earned the number one spot with its ever-expanding menu of vegan options and a new partnership with Beyond Meat, a company that makes meatless versions of chicken and beef products. Some of the more popular vegan items are vegan grande nachos (loaded with vegan cheese and Beyond Meat crumbles), Beyond Burgers, street tacos with Beyond Meat beef crumbles and Lightlife Jumbo Smart Dogs. Fans are able to sample all of the vegan options at the dedicated Ballpark Vegan stand in section 16 of the ballpark.
Target Field, home to the Minnesota Twins, was last year’s top vegan ballpark and placed in the number three spot in this year’s list. The ballpark continues to boast its Herbivorous Butcher stand, a vegetarian hot dog stand that is always popular with fans. Some of the vegan delicacies at Target Field include Field Roast vegan burgers and hot dogs, vegan ice cream and cookie sandwiches, vegan cheese pizza, and the Herbivorous Butcher’s selection of Italian sausages and Sriracha bratwursts.
The Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field placed in the number five spot with its own impressive menu of vegan options. Fan favorites include vegan tacos from Barrio, vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, vegan burritos from Ohio City Burrito and vegan ice cream from Sweet Moses.
The full rankings from PETA can be found here.