It’s the middle of baseball season, and while things ramp up on the field, catering steps up its game to match the excitement as Delaware North’s teams at Target Stadium, Globe Life Park, and Progressive Field all appear on PETA’s annual ‘Top 10 Vegan Friendly Ballparks’ list. Blowing away the competition, the three field all rose well above everyone expectations, not only matching last year’s accomplishment of holding three placements on the ranking, but surpassing it, monopolizing the top three spots for the first time in history.
The Minnesota Twin’s Target Field took first place this year, claiming their title as champions after being pushed into the runner up spot by Globe Life Park Last year. According to PETA: “You know you’re a contender when your roster includes vegan Sriracha Brats and Italian Sausages from The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis. Target Field also boasts vegan Daiya cheese pizza, tacos, and burritos; Field Roast burgers and dogs; Indian specialties like tofu vindaloo; and more. Talk about Vegan Territory!”
Globe Life Park took second place, and while it may have dropped in ranking from last year, the quality of the food only improved with all the new vegan options added to the menu. PETA calls attention to the stadium’s special Ballpark Vegan cart, with meals ranging from nachos to house-made chili.
Lastly, Cleveland Indians’ Progressive Field takes third place, its first time making the top ten in over seven years. As stated by PETA, “Progressive Field has climbed in the standings since it last made PETA’s list in 2011 with an honorable mention. Guests can now enjoy vegan grilled cheese at Melt Bar & Grilled, vegan tacos at Barrio, vegan ice cream at Sweet Moses, veggie burgers at Dynomite Burgers, Field Roast veggie dogs at Happy Dog, and veggie burritos at Ohio City Burrito.”
Delaware North’s commitment to quality food has continuously placed them at the forefront of the sports catering world. “We take a lot of pride in the wide array of food options we offer at Target Field, so being named the most vegan-friendly ballpark in Major League Baseball is exciting for us,” said Pete Spike, GM at Target Field. “More than ever, food is an integral way for how fans engage at games, and we always strive to find innovative ways to diversify menu options so everyone can enjoy that classic ballpark food experience, not just those who like the traditional hot dogs and fries.”