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There is nothing worse than walking up to the concession stand at a stadium, at half time, waiting in line for what feels like hours and then finally reaching the cashier and realizing there’s nothing on the menu for you to eat! Oh, the sad life of being a vegan, sports fan. But, there is good news: the days of smuggling your own vegan-friendly snacks into sport venues may be numbered!
Centerplate, the food service provider of Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, just announced plans to offer vegan options at every single concession stand in the stadium! And we’re not talking carrot sticks and peanut butter packets, the items that will appear on the menu were created all in-house by Centerplate chefs. These options are a real game changer: some of the menu favorites include navy bean curry, Portobello boa bun, and BBQ Jackfruit sandwich (pictured above).
The CEO of Centerplate released a statement explaining why they have chosen to add these new items to the Levi’s Stadium menu, “[the aim was to] design a hospitality program to usher in a new era of fan experience, and to match the Bay Area’s diverse culture.”
Every game day, the stadium concession stands will be stocked with 14 vegan options and 26 vegetarian menu items. Maybe the 49ers are looking to pull in some new fans. While this might not change your undying team allegiance, it certainly gives you an excuse to drop everything and travel out to San Fran next time your team plays the 49ers.
Image source: Levi’s Stadium