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Pittsburgh High School Claims Heinz Field Name



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Heinz Field is no longer the name of the Steelers’ stadium, as it now goes by Acrisure Stadium. The name drew the ire of many fans when it got changed, but now the name will be used elsewhere. Aliquippa football is renaming their newly renovated Carl A. Aschman Stadium, known by fans as “The Pit,” to Heinz Field ahead of the 2023 season.

The reason for the name change is because of the Kraft Heinz Company, who are making a $1.3 million donation to the school district. The donation will help the community build a new academic and athletic center attached to Heinz Field and other new resources as well.

This new academic and athletic center has space for community groups and residents of the area, which will also include classes and weight rooms. It will also contain lockers, training and therapy rooms, offices and large spaces for hands-on learning and for people to collaborate on various projects.

The new stadium is ready for play ahead of the upcoming season. The academic and athletic center will finish construction in 2025.

“We know how important the original Heinz Field was to the people of Pittsburgh,” said Peter Hall, President, U.S. Away From Home and Kraft Heinz Ingredients at Kraft Heinz, in a press release. “By working with Aliquippa – a community that has truly inspired us – we’re making our dream of a Heinz Field reboot a reality. Driven by our Company purpose Let’s Make Life Delicious, we look forward to giving Aliquippa’s hard-working students and community members new opportunities to learn, grow and thrive, while also continuing the legacy of Heinz Field.”

For the Steelers, the Heinz ketchup bottles returned in April. One of the 35-foot long fiberglass ketchup bottles that formerly was hung above the scoreboard at the Pittsburgh Steelers home stadium has returned to the facility after being removed in 2022 while the name of the building was changed from Heinz Field to Acrisure Stadium. The Steelers moved the bottle to Gate C, which will now be known as the Heinz Gate.

This story was initially posted by Nick Farabaugh of our partner site Pittsburgh Sports Now

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