McCoy is third most vegetarian-friendly park

McCoy is third most vegetarian-friendly park

PAWTUCKET - A new ranking of the top vegetarian-friendly Triple-A ballparks puts McCoy Stadium at number three.

"McCoy Stadium has really stepped up to the plate and made all Pawtucket Red Sox fans feel welcome," said Ryan Huling, director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"And by offering so many different vegetarian and vegan foods, the park is providing everyone with healthy options when they go out to the old ballgame."

Great-tasting healthy fare at McCoy includes hummus and pita chips, fresh fruit salad, fried green-bean straws, veggie burgers, and veggie dogs, according to a news release on the rankings by PETA.

The top spot in the minors goes to the Omaha Storm Chasers' Werner Park, where fans can chow down on black-bean burgers, a hearty veggie dog, and the Philly Cheese Phake. Coca-Cola Field (Buffalo Bisons) in New York took second place, and rounding out the winners are Cheney Stadium (Tacoma Rainiers) in Washington and Herschel Greer Stadium (Nashville Sounds) in Tennessee. Honorable mentions go to AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds) in Tennessee and Raley Field (Sacramento River Cats) in California.

The Pawtucket Red Sox will receive a framed certificate from PETA.