PETA's rankings of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly AAA Minor League Ballparks have just been released with Omaha's Werner Park in the spotlight at number one. This is the first time Werner Park has even made the lineup.
"Werner Park grabbed PETA's attention this year with its delicious lineup of meat-free concessions that let health-conscious and vegetarian fans enjoy a great meal while cheering on the Storm Chasers," says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. "PETA's motto includes the words 'Animals are not ours to eat,' and so we're happy to see more and more vegan options offered at stadiums across the country, proving that baseball fans are, indeed, on the ball."
If your a Storm Chaser faithful and looking for a vegetarian option, Werner Park has numerous options for you to choose from. The concession stands offer black-bean burgers with all the traditional toppings (vegans, hold the cheese), salad shakers, the Philly Cheese Phake with Gardein beef-free and chicken-free strips (vegans, hold the cheese), and teriyaki-marinated tofu dogs topped with a Thai slaw.
Other AAA parks that made the list were Coca-Cola Field (Buffalo Bisons) in New York, McCoy Stadium (Pawtucket Red Sox) in Road Island, Cheney Stadium (Tacoma Rainiers) in Washington, and Herschel Greer Stadium (Nashville Sound) in Tennessee. Honorable mentions went out to AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds) in Tennessee and Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats) in California.
In the major leagues, AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, took the top spot in part to its delicious Field Roast frankfurter and portobello mushroom sandwich.
The Storm Chasers will receive a framed certificate from PETA.