The changes to Acrisure Stadium, formerly known as Heinz Field, have begun on the North Shore. Steelers team president Art Rooney II said that the Steelers would move swiftly to change the branding, and that already appears to be occurring. In addition, it appears there will be no ketchup bottles in the stadium.
In a video taken by Scott Danka of KDKA, a crane can be seen removing one of the ketchup bottles from Acrisure Stadium’s scoreboard.
One ketchup bottle down pic.twitter.com/pX1r9hDAZW
— Scott Danka (@ScottDanka) July 18, 2022
Shortly thereafter, the ketchup bottle was officially taken down from the scoreboard. Steven Adams of the Tribune-Review snapped this photo of the bottle officially outside of Acrisure Stadium.
This is only the start of changes that are going to come to Acrisure Stadium. Not only are the ketchup bottles going, but so is the Heinz Field signage that encircles the entire stadium. The Steelers are aiming to have the rebrand of the stadium ready for the first home game of the season.
As such, it is no surprise that they are moving quickly. While Rooney did not specify if he meant the regular season or preseason, the Steelers’ first preseason game at Acrisure Stadium against the Seahawks is less than a month away. If the goal is to have everything changed by then, the Steelers are wise to move as quickly as possible.
Not seeing the ketchup bottles will take getting used to for fans. However, it is now a reality as crews turn Heinz Field into Acrisure Stadium over the next month.