Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, has been named as the most vegan-friendly American football stadium by animal rights organisation PETA.
The 71,000-capacity venue, which is also home to Major League Soccer franchise Atlanta United, came out on top of the first-ever list of its kind thanks to its Vegan Chick Sandwich, vegan hot dogs, and Beyond Burgers and Beyond Sausages at the all-new Garden Grill stand.
The stadium’s other vendors also offer vegan sides and desserts, including vegan cornbread, cinnamon-sugar pretzels and brownies.
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PETA ranked the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in second place, thanks to its Beyond Brats and Beyond Italian Sausages at its own Beyond Meat cart, which is a Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes. It also offers fans Field Roast vegan franks, vegan samosas, crispy falafel, and more.
In third place is U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings, which serves Vegan Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad and BBQ Pulled Jackfruit sandwiches from Be Graceful Café, among other vegan fare.
“Today’s football fans are rushing to buy delicious vegan game-day fare, from vegan po’ boys to protein-packed Italian ‘sausages,’” said 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’s vegan-friendly list also mentions 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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