Mercedes-Benz Stadium Named #1 ‘Vegan-Friendly’ Football Stadium

Home of the Falcons Nabs Top Spot for Its Vegan Sandwiches, Sausages, Burgers, and More

For Immediate Release:
November 12, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Atlanta – The results are in for PETA’s first-ever ranking of the top 10 vegan-friendly football stadiums—and the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium has won first place in the lineup for its gourmet vegan twists on traditional stadium food.

Starting this season is the Garden Grill, which sells Beyond Burgers and Sausages with all the fixings. Falcons fans can also choose from the vegan hotdogs at ATL Fan Fare and H&F Club Stand, the quinoa-based veggie burger with roasted red peppers and spinach from ATL Grill, or the popular That Vegan Chick sandwich on a dairy-free Pure Knead bun from Snackology, which also offers mini-cornbread loaves and decadent vegan brownies.

“Mercedes-Benz Stadium is sending kind fans scrambling for its tasty 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 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.

Rounding out PETA’s list are 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 New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, the Denver Broncos’ Empower Field at Mile High, the Los Angeles Rams’ Memorial Coliseum, and the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium.

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