OPPGITT: Sparta-trener Sjur Robert Nilsen på kontoret i Sarpsborg. Foto: Brian Cliff Olguin/VG
SARPSBORG/STAVANGER/OSLO (VG) Sparta-trener Sjur Robert Nilsen, Stavanger Oilers-eier Tore Christiansen samt ishockeypresident og stortingsrepresentant Tage Pettersen (H) ønsker alkoholservering for alle voksne på norske idrettsarenaer, ikke bare VIP-gjester.
– Jeg syns det er urettferdig at det i sosialdemokratiske Norge bare er en viss del av befolkningen som har tilgang til alkoholservering. De som sitter høyest oppe på samfunnsstigen kan gå inn på mer eller mindre enhver idrettsarena i Norge og få et glass vin eller en halvliter øl, mens han som jobber tre skift på fabrikken må nøye seg med en kald pølse og en brus. Jeg skjønner det ikke, sier Sparta Sarpsborg-trener Sjur Robert Nilsen til VG.
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The all-vegan, United Kingdom-based soccer league Forest Green Rovers has won The Sports and Leisure Catering Magazine’s “Menu of the Year” award. Last year, the club removed all animal products from the menu at its New Lawn stadium, making it the world’s first all-vegan soccer sports arena. Chairman Dale Vince veganized the stadium after the World Health Organization released a report linking processed meat to cancer risk. “When we heard that the club had gone all-vegan at the end of last year, we thought it was a real innovative move,” Editor of The Sports and Leisure Catering Magazine says. “It both addresses the issues that are arising in association with modern foodservice, while also taking a stance and demonstrating to the leisure industries how it can be combatted.” At the stadium, league fans dine on selections such as veggie burgers, Mexican fajitas, sweet potato burgers, pizza, and meat alternatives. “The best part of winning this national award is
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This week, the United Nations granted “carbon-neutral” certification to English vegan soccer team Forest Green Rovers (FGR), marking the first time the international organization granted the accolade to a professional sports team. The certification indicates that the team’s net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere equals zero, a feat that FGR owner Dale Vince has accomplished through a number of eco-friendly initiatives. In 2015, Vince removed all animal products from the team’s stadium menu and installed solar panels, a chemical-free lawn, and a solar-powered lawn mower. While FGR players are not required to maintain a plant-based diet outside of their professional obligations, many players continue to follow a vegan lifestyle off the field. The stadium’s head chef Jade Crawford revealed that the plant-based menu has made an impact with the fans, as well. “Some people come in and might think, ‘Oh God, vegan food,’” Crawford said. “But then as soon as they try it, they’re like, ‘Actually, it’s quite nice.” In 2016, the stadium received a “Menu of the Year” award and FGR gained English Football League status in May 2017. “Football clubs can influence society to create change,” Vine said. “And to do that, they’ve got to set a good example.”