Sundays, Monday nights and now even Thursday nights mean great football, beer drinking and the chance to eat copious amounts of high-calorie junk food for NFL fans from coast to coast.
Unfortunately for vegan and vegetarian football aficionados the thought of attending games in stadiums offering meat-filled fare from hot dogs to hamburgers to hoagies is enough to make even the most ardent fan turn down tickets to the big game.
But before you forgo Uncle Frank’s tickets to the next Eagles home contest you should check out PETA’s Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums list. You might be pleasantly surprised.
According to PETA, the following stadiums offer plenty of veg food options so break out the face paint, your big number one foam finger and make sure to bring your appetite.
1. Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field tops PETA's list of vegetarian-friendly stadiums for the third year in a row, thanks to its meat-free options, which include a mock-steak sandwich, a "chicken-steak" sandwich, a seitan brisket, and veggie burgers and dogs.
2. Gillette Stadium, New England Patriots
Gillette Stadium offers a black-bean burger, grilled portobello mushroom burger, and grilled veggie flatbread wrap, veggie dogs and veggie burgers.
3. O.co Coliseum, Oakland Raiders
Offering veggie dogs, black-bean burgers, and veggie burritos.
4. Georgia Dome, Atlanta Falcons
Veg fare includes the Sloppy Jane, made with peppers, onions, molasses, and brown-sugar barbecue sauce.
Also available are veggie dogs and veggie burgers.
5. Ford Field, Detroit Lions
Vegan sloppy Joes, hearty veggie burgers, hummus with vegetables, and fruit cups with chili lime salt are offered at the home of the Lions.
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