Mercedes-Benz Stadium will have a Chick-fil-A but it will only be open for 1 Falcons game all season
Atlanta's brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium will have a Chick-fil-A, but football fans looking to scoop up a tasty sandwich at a game are going to be out of luck: The fast-food chain is closed on Sundays, and all but one of the Atlanta Falcons' regular season games is on a Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Chick-fil-A won't make an exception for the NFL. The company's founder "saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today," Chick-fil-A's website explains. "Sundays are meant for getting out and spending time with family and friends." Or, you know, watching football.
The Mercedes-Benz Chick-fil-A will be open the other six days of the week for other events at the stadium, including some college football games and a Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood concert. On Sundays, the Chick-fil-A space will transform into a "custom concept called 'Fries Up,'" a media relations spokesperson for the AMB Group told SB Nation. "The menu items take a southern spin on classic poutine fries and are intended to be shareable items with unique packaging designed for portability."
The hot ticket for chicken sandwich lovers will be Dec. 7, when the Falcons play the New Orleans Saints. It will be NFL fans' one and only chance to pick up a Chick-fil-A sandwich at a game all season. Jeva Lange
From the looks of the NFL's new commercial, the league really, really wants you to have sex on Super Bowl Sunday. The ad boasts that winning cities see a spike in babies nine months after the game (PolitiFact this, please).
In celebration of Super Bowl 50, the NFL ditched the roman numerals and rounded up a bunch of Super Bowl babies to sing a heartfelt spoof of Seal's "Kiss from a Rose." Seal himself even makes an appearance.
Props to all of the parents who had to field questions about the premise of the joke from their 2008-born kiddos. Julie Kliegman
Three football teams — the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis Rams — have all filed to relocate to the Los Angeles area for the 2016 season, the NFL announced Monday.
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The Chargers and the Raiders want to partner together on a stadium in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, NBC Los Angeles reports. The Chargers have played in San Diego for 55 seasons, and in a video posted online Monday, the team's chairman, Dean Spanos, said they want to relocate because of "the inability of the city at the political level to get any kind of public funding or any kind of vote to help subsidize a stadium."
In order for a franchise to relocate, it must receive a three-quarters vote of NFL clubs. A vote bringing the Chargers, Raiders, or Rams to L.A. could come as soon as next week, when NFL owners meet in Houston. Catherine Garcia