Home of the Patriots Wins Big With Vegan Burgers, Hot Dogs, and More
For Immediate Release:
November 11, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Foxborough, Mass. – The results are in for PETA’s first-ever ranking of the top 10 vegan-friendly football stadiums—and the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium has won a place in the lineup, taking the number seven spot for its vegan twists on traditional stadium food. Patriots fans have their choice of veggie dogs, wraps, and burgers, as well as a sweet potato–and-quinoa chili, a Portobello sandwich, and a falafel bowl complete with lettuce, shaved onion, and hummus that’s new this season.
“Gillette Stadium is sending kind fans scrambling for its hearty vegan game-day favorites,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the stadiums on PETA’s list are winning by a blowout margin when it comes to meeting the huge demand for animal-friendly food.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that opting for vegan fuel is a surefire way for football fans to help ensure that they’re around to enjoy many more seasons, as vegans have a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer than meat-eaters do. In addition, each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year—and the United Nations has warned that a global switch to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change.
Topping PETA’s list is the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, followed by the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, the Seattle Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field, the Denver Broncos’ Empower Field at Mile High, the Los Angeles Rams’ Memorial Coliseum, and the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium.