Friday, November 12, 2010

Oakland Coliseum Named One of USA's Veg-Friendliest

By Anneli Rufus
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 7:26 AM

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has just released its third annual list of the most vegetarian-friendly NFL stadiums, and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum ranked second.

"As the NFL season hits the midway mark, it's time for PETA's third annual ranking of clubs that are doing the best job of satisfying their fans' growing hunger for healthy vegetarian options that are animal- and Earth-friendly," reads the organization's announcement.

The blue-ribbon winner is Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field:

"Flying high at number one is the Eagles' Lincoln Financial Field, where protein-packed mock-steak sandwiches, faux-chicken sandwiches, veggie dogs, and veggie burgers are coming off the grill faster than DeSean Jackson in the open field."

Oakland isn't far behind, ranking #2:

"The only things scarier than a masked Raiders fan are the artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol lurking in meat," said PETA Director Dan Shannon. "Fans of the Silver and Black who want to be around for seasons to come should choose the stadium's delicious vegetarian options, such as veggie burritos, veggie burgers, and meat-free fajitas. The best way to tackle health problems and shore up the defense of animals and the environment is to go vegan."

Among the meatless options at the East Bay stadium are Tex-Mex burritos, veggie dogs, grilled portobello sliders, chipotle black-bean burgers, and a salad bar.

The stadium will receive a framed certificate from PETA and a letter of congratulations.

The Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field came in third. The Georgia Dome (Atlanta Falcons) placed fourth, and Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs) and Ford Field (Detroit Lions) tied for fifth place.

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