Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field Soars to the Top for the Fourth Straight Year
For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2013
David Perle 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Just as the NFL division standings are starting to show who is and who is not for real on the field, PETA’s rankings of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums are shaking out the winners and losers when it comes to offering top-shelf meat-free fare at the concession stands. And for the fourth consecutive year in the survey’s six-year history, Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, has swooped down and latched onto first place.
“As more fans start to tackle health problems and throw the flag on animal abuse, NFL stadiums are meeting the demand for meat-free food in the most delicious ways imaginable,” says PETA Associate Director Ryan Huling. “These days, some venues are even beating vegetarian restaurants at their own game.”
Lincoln Financial Field’s exceptional vegan options include the steak sandwich and Yves veggie dogs. Vegetarian options, which can be made vegan simply by saying, “No cheese, please,” include the Planet Hoagie vegetarian hoagie, the Veggie Chicken Steak Sandwich, and the veggie tacos from Jose Garces’ Distrito Taco Truck (hold the queso fresco and crema to make it vegan). Grabbing second place is the Kansas City Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, which offers a spicy vegan Sloppy Jane with tempeh and barbecue sauce and several vegetarian options, including a veggie burger and veggie dog from MorningStar Farms.
Rounding out the top five are the Oakland Raiders’ O.co Coliseum, featuring meat-free chili, veggie burgers, veggie dogs, vegan chocolate fondue, and portobello mushroom sliders (suites only); the Detroit Lions’ Ford Field, offering a grilled veggie wrap and the Levy veggie burger at the general concession stands and Slows’ “The Genius,” a meat-free barbecue sandwich, in the club-level area; and the San Diego Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium, which features the “Vegan with Vedge” menu developed in collaboration with vegan chefs Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby, whose creations include the Reuben-like Portabella Carpaccio. Receiving honorable mentions are the homes of the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, and Arizona Cardinals.
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