Gluten-Free Concessions at NFL Stadiums

(Post By Laura)

Following in the well-loved footsteps of MLB parks, some NFL stadiums are getting on board with gluten-free concessions. Yippee!

According to Kyle Eslick’s post from about a year ago, gluten-free concessions are available at only two football stadiums: Lincoln Financial Field (home of the Philadelphia Eagles) and M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens).  With 34 stadiums across the country, that’s a pretty poor showing, if you ask me. But though they haven’t yet rivaled baseball parks in numbers, NFL stadiums are making a huge effort to include gluten-free fans in all sorts of team activities.

Tomorrow, on August 5th, the Philadelphia Eagles will open their gluten-free concession stand for Flight Night, one of the teams’ most well-attended off-season events. At the family-friendly affair, there will be prizes, giveaways, a live Philadelphia Eagles team practice, and, of course, gluten-free concessions.

The stand, located behind Section 117, serves hot dogs on gluten-free buns, fruit gummy snacks, trail mix, juice boxes for the kids, and Redbridge gluten-free beer for their parents. The gluten-free concession stand is permanent, so it will be open not just for the 20,000 people attending tomorrow’s event, but for Eagles fans who attend games all season long.

I have to say, the Philadelphia Eagles have won a point in my New York Giants loving heart. And if you don’t know much about professional football, let me tell you – it is not easy for the Eagles to win over a Giants fan, especially a thoroughbred like me. Born and raised to love Big Blue, I do hope my team jumps on board Aramark’s gluten-free concessions program soon. And on behalf of football fans across the country, I’d like to thank the Eagles for putting in the extra effort both to offer gluten-free concessions and to get the word out about them. All rivalries aside, I’m rooting for many gluten-free football games come this fall.

Do you know of any other NFL stadiums picking up gluten-free concessions this year? We’ll keep you posted if we hear of any!

(Top photo courtesy of flickr.com).


24 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Concessions at NFL Stadiums”

  1. As a fellow Giants fan, I am with you on not wanting to give the Eagles any credit, but it is great that we could at least see our Giants during an away game and get some GF food. The Phillies beat my Mets in the GF food race too, however the Mets outdid them with a permanent stand and including hamburgers!

  2. As a fellow Giants fan, I am with you on not wanting to give the Eagles any credit, but it is great that we could at least see our Giants during an away game and get some GF food. The Phillies beat my Mets in the GF food race too, however the Mets outdid them with a permanent stand and including hamburgers!

  3. Jennifer –
    I’m with you on the Mets, too! I’ve been to the stand at CitiField, and let me tell you – it’s fantastic! Have you been yet?

  4. Jennifer –
    I’m with you on the Mets, too! I’ve been to the stand at CitiField, and let me tell you – it’s fantastic! Have you been yet?

  5. FYI – US Cellular Field (AKA Comiskey), home to the Chicago White Sox, has a bunch of GF options: Hot Dogs, Nachos, Sandwiches, Cookies and BEER! We’re going this weekend and I’m so excited!

  6. FYI – US Cellular Field (AKA Comiskey), home to the Chicago White Sox, has a bunch of GF options: Hot Dogs, Nachos, Sandwiches, Cookies and BEER! We’re going this weekend and I’m so excited!

  7. Giants fans (and Jets fans too!)….I have information that there WILL BE gluten free food in the new stadium opening this season. When going to the stadium, check out the New Meadowlands Stadium Fan Guide for information on where the concession stand is and what food will be served. I know Redbridge Beer is on the list. No need to envy Philly anymore. : )

  8. Giants fans (and Jets fans too!)….I have information that there WILL BE gluten free food in the new stadium opening this season. When going to the stadium, check out the New Meadowlands Stadium Fan Guide for information on where the concession stand is and what food will be served. I know Redbridge Beer is on the list. No need to envy Philly anymore. : )

  9. Quest Field in Seattle, home to the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC, has gluten free concessions. Most importantly they carry REDBRIDGE!!! :)

  10. Quest Field in Seattle, home to the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC, has gluten free concessions. Most importantly they carry REDBRIDGE!!! :)

  11. Yay Eagles!! Gluten free options all in one concession stand?! That is the best….When at the Phillies games I had to order my GF free hotdog, run halfway around the stadium for my Redbridge beer, then head back for my hotdog….Not that I minded….It was worth it to see the game with a hotdog and a beer! All in one stand though—Thank you to the Linc!!

  12. Yay Eagles!! Gluten free options all in one concession stand?! That is the best….When at the Phillies games I had to order my GF free hotdog, run halfway around the stadium for my Redbridge beer, then head back for my hotdog….Not that I minded….It was worth it to see the game with a hotdog and a beer! All in one stand though—Thank you to the Linc!!

  13. Here’s an update to my previous post about gluten free food at the New Meadowlands Stadium which hosts the Giants and the Jets…..Fresh Fruit and Salads, Burger Platters (with no buns), and Redbridge Beer will be served at concession stands located at Sections 103, 121, 129, 305, and 320. Just Redbridge Beer will be sold at Sections 213 and 239. Hope that helps.

  14. Here’s an update to my previous post about gluten free food at the New Meadowlands Stadium which hosts the Giants and the Jets…..Fresh Fruit and Salads, Burger Platters (with no buns), and Redbridge Beer will be served at concession stands located at Sections 103, 121, 129, 305, and 320. Just Redbridge Beer will be sold at Sections 213 and 239. Hope that helps.

  15. I got the same list from the “New Meadowlands”. To be honest I was quite disappointed. I have an 7 and 8 year old who are Celiac and was hoping for more. A hot dog? Buns? Ice Cream? I have personally written to Delaware North Sports Service who manages the food there and hope all of you will too. As when the food manager the New Meadowlands stated:

    “We know that New York is serious about their food and serious about their football,” Lohr said. “This is real football food for real football fans. When you come to a game on a Sunday, it’s kind of like ‘cheat day’ — sure, we offer salads and gluten-free items and healthy things, but a lot of people want to come to a game and have a sausage sandwich and those are the type of foods we’ve prepared for the concessions today.”

    Perhaps the Celiacs are real football fans who want real football food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. I got the same list from the “New Meadowlands”. To be honest I was quite disappointed. I have an 7 and 8 year old who are Celiac and was hoping for more. A hot dog? Buns? Ice Cream? I have personally written to Delaware North Sports Service who manages the food there and hope all of you will too. As when the food manager the New Meadowlands stated:

    “We know that New York is serious about their food and serious about their football,” Lohr said. “This is real football food for real football fans. When you come to a game on a Sunday, it’s kind of like ‘cheat day’ — sure, we offer salads and gluten-free items and healthy things, but a lot of people want to come to a game and have a sausage sandwich and those are the type of foods we’ve prepared for the concessions today.”

    Perhaps the Celiacs are real football fans who want real football food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Wow, thanks for all the stellar info, all!

    Webvan and Carol – what are your sources on GF at the new Giants Stadium?

  18. Wow, thanks for all the stellar info, all!

    Webvan and Carol – what are your sources on GF at the new Giants Stadium?

  19. I was just recently diagnosed and am so excited there is such a large support group this is going to be diffeicult being that Lexington, KY is the slowest city to adapt…I was wondering if by any chance there was an iphone app for the restaurant and grocery gluten free guides

  20. I was just recently diagnosed and am so excited there is such a large support group this is going to be diffeicult being that Lexington, KY is the slowest city to adapt…I was wondering if by any chance there was an iphone app for the restaurant and grocery gluten free guides

  21. I went to the Packer football game at Lambeau field. They now offer Redbridge Beer and Glutino pretzels. I know its not a huge selection, but its a start.

  22. I went to the Packer football game at Lambeau field. They now offer Redbridge Beer and Glutino pretzels. I know its not a huge selection, but its a start.

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