Acrisure Stadium now home of Steelers

The North Shore home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers will change names ahead of the upcoming football season. Pittsburgh fans react to new stadium name: Watch the report above. After more than 20 years, the stadium will no longer be known as Heinz Field. Heinz Field will become Acrisure Stadium, named after a Michigan-based insurance brokerage company.” I don “I don’t know why they would do that,” Steelers fan Amy Applegate said. “Why would they change it from Heinz? It’s a Pittsburgh tradition, right?” “Doesn’t sound right. Doesn’t sound like Pittsburgh to me, not at all,” Steelers fan Cliff Applegate said. “Heinz is a staple here, so it will always be Heinz Field.” Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has learned that vendors in the stadium have been informed of the change and were being told to prepare for the new sponsor name for the upcoming season.” I’m still going to call it Heinz Field. To me, it’s still going to be Heinz. It’s Pittsburgh,” said Carol Godlewski, of Kennedy Township. “Typical Pittsburgher, I guess,” she added with a laugh. Paul Emanuele, a lifelong Pittsburgher, stopped by to see the iconic Heinz Field signs one more time.”I just wanted to see it one last time before they took the signs down,” Emanuele said. “I feel lucky I was at ‘Big Ben’s’ last game here, so I was at the last game at Heinz Field, and I just kind of wanted to say ‘goodbye.'”Ben Roethlisberger’s official website Twitter account tweeted on Monday, ” I can’t believe it. It doesn’t seem right or real! Home will always be Heinz Field! I will never forget the last game, and all the amazing fans at FOREVER HEINZ!” The Steelers confirmed the stadium’s new name on Monday, saying Acrisure entered a 15-year deal for the naming rights. Financial terms were not disclosed. “We are excited to partner with Acrisure for the naming rights to our stadium,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Acrisure provided us with an opportunity to ensure our stadium continues to be a valuable asset for our fans as well as keeping up with the market value of NFL stadiums.””The Pittsburgh Steelers are an institution in American sports and a globally recognized brand,” said Greg Williams, Acrisure co-founder, chairman and CEO. “Partnering with the Steelers is the opportunity of a lifetime and a tremendous honor.” The team says Acrisure will immediately take over the naming rights to the stadium ahead of the 2022 season. “While we worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers for several months around a new naming rights deal for Heinz Field, the Steelers found a new partner who was willing to pay significantly more than we could justify,” a Kraft Heinz spokesperson said in a statement. “While the Heinz name will no longer be on the stadium, our partnership with the Steelers will continue in new ways. We’re excited to reveal the details of our new Steelers sponsorship in the days ahead.” The Sports & Exhibition Authority is the landlord for Heinz Field, but its chairman, state Sen. Wayne Fontana, said the SEA has no say in the naming rights at the stadium. Fontana said he would have liked to see a Pittsburgh company win the bidding war, but he understands it’s a business decision.

The North Shore home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers will change names ahead of the upcoming football season.

Pittsburgh fans react to new stadium name: Watch the report above.

After more than 20 years, the stadium will no longer be known as Heinz Field.

Heinz Field will become Acrisure Stadium, named after a Michigan-based insurance brokerage company.

“I don’t know why they would do that,” Steelers fan Amy Applegate said. “Why would they change it from Heinz? It’s a Pittsburgh tradition, right?”

“Doesn’t sound right. Doesn’t sound like Pittsburgh to me, not at all,” Steelers fan Cliff Applegate said. “Heinz is a staple here, so it will always be Heinz Field.”

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has learned that vendors in the stadium have been informed of the change and were being told to prepare for the new sponsor name for the upcoming season.

“I’m still going to call it Heinz Field. To me, it’s still going to be Heinz. It’s Pittsburgh,” said Carol Godlewski, of Kennedy Township.

“Typical Pittsburgher, I guess,” she added with a laugh.

Paul Emanuele, a lifelong Pittsburgher, stopped by to see the iconic Heinz Field signs one more time.

“I just wanted to see it one last time before they took the signs down,” Emanuele said. “I feel lucky I was at ‘Big Ben’s’ last game here, so I was at the last game at Heinz Field, and I just kind of wanted to say ‘goodbye.'”

Ben Roethlisberger’s official website Twitter account tweeted on Monday, “I can’t believe it. It doesn’t seem right or real! Home will always be Heinz Field! I will never forget the last game, and all the amazing fans at FOREVER HEINZ !”

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A general view of Heinz Field during the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals on September 26, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers confirmed the stadium’s new name on Monday, saying Acrisure entered a 15-year deal for the naming rights. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are excited to partner with Acrisure for the naming rights to our stadium,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Acrisure provided us with an opportunity to ensure our stadium continues to be a valuable asset for our fans as well as keeping up with the market value of NFL stadiums.”

“The Pittsburgh Steelers are an institution in American sports and a globally recognized brand,” said Greg Williams, Acrisure co-founder, chairman and CEO. “Partnering with the Steelers is the opportunity of a lifetime and a tremendous honor.”

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The team says Acrisure will immediately take over the naming rights to the stadium ahead of the 2022 season.

“While we worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers for several months around a new naming rights deal for Heinz Field, the Steelers found a new partner who was willing to pay significantly more than we could justify,” a Kraft Heinz spokesperson said in a statement. “While the Heinz name will no longer be on the stadium, our partnership with the Steelers will continue in new ways. We’re excited to reveal the details of our new Steelers sponsorship in the days ahead.”

The Sports & Exhibition Authority is the landlord for Heinz Field, but its chairman, state Sen. Wayne Fontana said the SEA has no say in the naming rights at the stadium.

Fontana said he would have liked to see a Pittsburgh company win the bidding war, but he understands it’s a business decision.

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