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Heinz Field Cancels Kickoff Ribfest

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Rib lovers may not want to read any further. Heinz Field announced the cancelation of one of its premiere annual events, The Kickoff Ribfest.

The Ribfest, which was scheduled to begin on September 3rd, takes place every year just before the start of the NFL season. Heinz Field released a statement about the tough decision to cancel this year’s event in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement tweeted out by the official Heinz Field Twitter account Tuesday afternoon includes, “the health and safety of all attendee, employees and vendors was the primary factor into the decision to cancel this year’s event,” making it clear the virus was what led to the canceling of the event.

The Kickoff Rib Festival, which features concerts, national rib vendors, games and more, started in 1990 at Three Rivers Stadium and has been held every year since. After the implosion of Three Rivers Stadium in 2001, Heinz Field continued the tradition.

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Congratulates Penguins Star Sidney Crosby on Career Milestone

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Pittsburgh athletes have a bond, especially legendary Pittsburgh athletes. They play for the same city and are supported by the same fans.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is well aware of the connection between Pittsburgh’s teams. And he knows how much Pittsburgh fans care about the players who represent the black and gold. Saturday afternoon, Roethlisberger took to Twitter to show some love for his fellow Pittsburgh superstar athlete Sidney Crosby as he approaches a career milestone.

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Zach Banner to Host Virtual Panel Combatting Anti-Semitism, White Supremacy

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Zach Banner is hosting a virtual panel aimed at combatting anti-semitism, racial injustice and white supremacy.

The event, a “two-part conversation on combatting anti-semitism, fighting for racial justice and moving forward in unity,” will be held on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The first segment will be Pittsburgh focused, as Banner will be joined by Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life synagogue, and Jasiri X, a hip hop artist and co-founder of activist group 1Hood. The trio will discuss “the current national and local crisis of anti-semitism and white supremacy.”

The second portion will be center on “the power of athlete activism, their role and responsibility in engaging in these movements and their priorities in this work as team leaders, national figures and community members.” Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell and Washington Mystics forward Alysha Clark will join this portion of the conversation.

Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will serve as the moderator.

Individuals interested in participating in the virtual event can register here.

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Pittsburgh Named Best City in America for Football Fans

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While the news will come as no surprise to Steelers fans, Pittsburgh has been named the best city in America for football fans by WalletHub.

The outlet utilized a number of metrics to form its rankings, such as fan engagement, stadium capacity, ticket prices and team success.

Both professional and college football teams were considered during the exercise. Pittsburgh received also received the No. 1 spot in the Pro Football category individually, and was ranked 13th in the college football category for the Pitt Panthers.

Pittsburgh earned high marks in multiple categories, resulting in its top ranking. The city was tied with Green Bay, Wisconsin at the top of the fan engagement category. Pittsburgh also has the fourth-most accessible stadium out of NFL teams, though Steelers fans attempting to navigate the North Shore on Saturdays and Sundays may disagree.

While St. George, Utah is most likely a fine community, it was named the worst city for football fans.

Check out the full rankings at the link below.

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