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    Heinz No More?

    The Heinz (Kraft) company is in nogiations, and possibly may not re-new naming rights to Heinz Field. Do yinzers have any name ideas or any local company that might move in and take it's place?

    Report: Heinz not expected to retain naming rights to Pittsburgh football stadium

    The ‘Big Ketchup Bottle’ might be getting a new name.

    By Jeff.Hartman Jul 30, 2019, 7:25am EDT

    There is something about the Pittsburgh Steelers stadium called Heinz Field. Whether it is the nickname of the ‘Big Ketchup Bottle’, or the fact the name hasn’t changed since the stadium opened in 2001, there are reports circulating Heinz might not renew their contract to keep Heinz on the top of the football stadium.

    Per the Sports Business Journal, the company is considering cutting ties with the naming rights.

    For more information on this report, Dejan Kovacevic of DKPittsburghSports provided more details:

    When the deal was signed, the H.J. Heinz Co. was a Pittsburgh institution with a singular headquarters Downtown. In 2015, two years after being bought by equity firms, it was merged with Kraft of Chicago and renamed Kraft Heinz. The company insists it maintains headquarters in both cities, but emphasis has shifted in recent years toward Chicago.

    That’s one reason a renewal is unlikely. The other is the price tag.

    The Steelers collect $2.85 million annually on the current deal, and they’re known to be seeking something in the $10 million range, as other NFL teams are getting. With the Heinz name fading in the Kraft Heinz picture -- although it’s still globally known for its ketchup brand -- the urgency to push it, particularly in Pittsburgh, isn’t seen as worth that level of investment

    Could the Steelers follow so many other stadiums in having an ever-changing stadium name? It might just be the name of a stadium, but for Steelers fans it means more than that.

    Kraft said the two parties are in negotiations, so no need to fret yet.

    Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they continue their training camp practices and prepare for the preseason in just over one week’s time.

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    What would be better than US Steel Corp Field??

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    Yinzer Stadium

    PPG Stadium

    Mister Rogers Neighborhood Stadium

    WAMO Stadium

    North Side Stadium

    PAT Transit Stadium

    Hines Field

    Pothole Stadium
    Last edited by Oh wow; 07-30-2019 at 09:45 AM.

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    Steel Cage Stadium
    From the 2010-2019 season, (A 9 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks.
    Dolphin fans in the 90s who wanted to hold on to Don Shula for what he did in the 70s...

    Are the same as Steeler fans (of 2020 ) holding on to Tomlin for what he did in 2008.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rpmpit View Post
    What would be better than US Steel Corp Field??
    Pitt Panther Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Steel View Post
    Pitt Panther Park
    I wish Pitt didn’t tear down their stadium or would build a new one on campus.

    The stadium is way too big for what they average in attendance. It’s embarrassing to watch on TV.

    They need a 40K seat stadium... prolly more like 25K but at least it would get loud and have a college atmosphere.

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    Tomlin won with Cowher's Field

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    The "Dahn Tahn Stadium for Jagoffs n'at"

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    Iron City Stadium sounds good.

    That way you just replace the giant ketchup bottles with giant beer bottles lol

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    So... If we can pu together enough cash we can buy an equity stake in the team And get naming rights for the stadium?


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