Jags Score Mention on PETA’s List of Top Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums

Asian Noodle Salad, Vegan and Vegetarian Game Day Samplers Lead to Big Comeback for EverBank Field

For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars might have some way to go before clawing back into the thick of the AFC South standings, but the team is right up there when it comes to PETA’s list of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums. That’s because for the first time since the 2009 season—when the facility was known as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium—Everbank Field, the home of the Jaguars, has received an honorable mention.

“Jags fans distraught over the team’s misfortunes on the field can always get plenty of satisfaction by indulging in the exceptional vegetarian offerings at EverBank Field,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “EverBank’s concession stands pack almost as much punch as Maurice Jones-Drew when he hits the hole.”

Fans visiting the general concession stands have their choice of vegan Asian noodle salad, vegetable tacos, and the Garden veggie wrap. In addition to the vegan grilled-vegetable pasta salad, premium areas feature Vegetarian and Vegan Game Day samplers, both of which offer the vegan Going Green tomato salad. The Vegan Game Day Sampler also features Sloppy Jane sandwiches—a meat-free version of the famous Sloppy Joe—and summer veggie and tofu flatbread. The signature homemade veggie burgers can be made vegan simply by saying, “Hold the cheese, please.”

Topping the rankings this year is the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field. Rounding out the top five are the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium (second place), the Oakland Raiders’ O.co Coliseum (third place), the Detroit Lions’ Ford Field (fourth place), and the San Diego Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium (fifth place). Also receiving honorable mentions are the homes of the Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, and Arizona Cardinals.

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