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IronPigs To Add Broccoli to Menu

Bacon-Cheddar & Broccoli Bites Added to Ballpark Fare
April 15, 2015

In response to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's (PCRM) request for the IronPigs to champion broccoli at Coca-Cola Park, the club will begin to offer deep-fried bacon-cheddar broccoli bites filled with broccoli florets, real bacon and sweet onions in crisp potato breading on Thursday, April 23 when the IronPigs begin an eight-game homestand. This new food item will be available in various locations, including on both the Field Level and Club Level.

While Coca-Cola Park has continually offered a wide array of healthy food options on the Capital BlueCross Healthy Family Fun menu -- such as fresh whole fruit, salads, black bean burgers, bean burritos and an entire gluten-free kiosk -- the club also prides itself on catering to its entire fan base and has dozens of bacon-related choices as well, such as the brand-new maple candied bacon on a stick option, consisting of a ¼-pound of bacon sliced from smoked pork belly that's bathed in maple and coated in brown sugar.

"We believe in bacon and think that as part of a balanced diet it is a tremendous healthy food option," exclaimed IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes. "Ultimately though, our organization is not in the business of dictating to people what they should or shouldn't eat as that decision should be left to each individual and their family."

It is important to note that bacon does include many important nutrients such as Vitamin B and Vitamin D, Niacin (which has been shown to lead to a longer life span) and is also an excellent source of protein.

Following the club's successful "Smell the Change" rebrand in 2014 that included the introduction of a bacon strip on-field cap among other various on bacon-related elements, the IronPigs have double-down on bacon, adding a "Bacon, USA" theme to their 2015 campaign. The club's bacon-themed uniform can be viewed at

Single-game tickets, mini-plan packages and group tickets for all IronPigs home games presented by Capital BlueCross, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Coca-Cola Park Ticket Office, online at or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447).