End of an era, saying goodbye to Heinz Field
Heinz Field is getting a new name after Heinz has opted out of extending its naming rights deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The result of this opened a door for another company to swoop in and put their name on the stadium. Acrisure is a Michigan based insurance company who has been looking for a stadium to attach their name to and thanks to Heinz they finally have their chance. The change will begin with the 2022 season.
21 years of Heinz
Heinz Field was a constant for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 21 years and was home to many greats including the recently retired Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, and Maurkice Pouncey. With the end of a two decade long run, Pittsburgh will begin changing the name immediately. The details of the new deal with Acrisure has not been released as of yet. Heinz originally closed the deal with a 20-year, $57 million dollar offer. They then agreed to a one-year extension for the 2021 campaign. It is not clear as to why Heinz moved on, but many fans will be missing the familiar name of Heinz Field.
Last of Steelers worries
With this news shaking many fans across the NFL, it is no secret that the Steelers have their work cut out for them this season. So it seems a name change on the stadium is at the least of their concerns. With Big Ben calling it a career the Steelers are hoping they can fill the giant shoes number seven left to fill.
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