Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tops PETA’s ‘Vegan-Friendly’ List

Vegan Burgers and Sausages, Chickpea 'Tuna,' and More Score Big With Football Fans Across the Country

For Immediate Release:
November 11, 2019

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Norfolk, Va. – The results are in for PETA’s first-ever ranking of the top 10 vegan-friendly football stadiums—and at the head of the lineup is the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, thanks to its Vegan Chick Sandwich, vegan hot dogs, and Beyond Burgers and Beyond Sausages (served with all the trimmings) at the all-new Garden Grill stand. Other stadium vendors offer delicious sides and desserts, including vegan cornbread, cinnamon-sugar pretzels, and brownies.

Nabbing the second-place spot is the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, which boasts Beyond Brats and Beyond Italian Sausages (at its very own Beyond Meat cart!), plus Field Roast vegan franks, vegan samosas, crispy falafel, and more. Rounding out the top three is the Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, where fans can enjoy Vegan Chickpea “Tuna” Salad and BBQ Pulled Jackfruit sandwiches from Be Graceful Café, among other hearty vegan fare.

“Today’s football fans are rushing to buy delicious vegan game-day fare, from vegan po’ boys to protein-packed Italian ‘sausages,'” 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 necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

Rounding out PETA’s list are 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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