Target: Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles
Goal: Support the increase in vegetarian, animal-friendly options at National Football League football stadiums
Gone are the days of hot dogs and chicken wings during the big game. National Football League football stadiums are now offering more vegetarian food options to feed health-conscious and environmentally friendly fans. Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, has been awarded a top-five spot in PETA’s list of vegetarian-friendly places for four years in a row. Vegetarians have a number of delicious options to choose from at the general concession vendor stands located in the stadium, including eggplant hoagies, hummus and chips, and fresh fruit platters, making healthy and compassionate eating easier even on game day.
Other stadiums are following suit, offering more vegetarian options than ever before. Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City offers lentil burgers as well as the Sloppy Jane, while the California home of the Oakland Raiders delights vegetarian guests with veggie burritos, fajitas, salsa, guacamole, and the famous vegan chocolate fondue. Yum!
Ford Field in Detroit offers tofu flatbread sandwiches, and the home of the San Diego Chargers serves a roasted vegetable wrap that is sure to please. CenturyLink Field in Seattle has a variety of interesting vegetarian choices, including pad thai, edamame wow bao, asian tacos, and more. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is famous for “The Combine,” a veggie sub sandwich, vegetarian pasta options, and apple-jalapeno coleslaw.
Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida has the ZLT: a zucchini, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. The home of the Denver Broncos has the Goal Line Green Salad, and “no chicken” chicken bowl. These delicious-sounding options not only serve vegetarian football fans across the country, but they also point to a stronger commitment to healthy and conscientious living by even the most meat-driven industries, like professional sports, known for foods like hot-dogs, hamburgers, and chicken wings. Support this positive change, and encourage football stadiums across the country who did not make this list to follow suit and offer more food options for vegetarian and vegan customers.
Dear Lincoln Financial Field Representatives,
Thank you for making a commitment to healthy living by offering vegetarian and vegan options at your popular NFL football stadium. You have made PETA’s list of the most vegetarian-friendly places for four years in a row now, a testament to your trail-blazing efforts in making professional sports more appealing to vegetarians and animal activists.
Please continue to offer a greater variety of vegetarian and vegan options at your stadium concession stands, and encourage other NFL football stadiums to do the same. Not only are you encouraging your fans to eat healthier and accommodating your vegetarian fans, but you are also saving the lives of animals by reducing the consumption of meat at your games. Thank you for your commitment to health and wellness, and keep up the good work!
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