August 14, 2022

Agrisur Stadium is now home to the 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. 20 years later, the stadium will no longer be called Heinz Field. Haynes Field will become Agricher Stadium, named after a Michigan-based insurance brokerage.”I don’t know why they would do that,” Steelers fan Amy Applegate said. “Why would they change it from Haynes? It’s a Pittsburgh tradition, right?” “Heinz is a staple here, so it will always be Heinz Field.” Pittsburgh Action News 4 reported that vendors at the stadium were notified of the change and told to prepare for the new sponsor name for the upcoming season. I’m still going to call it Haynes Field. For me, it’s still going to be Heinz. It’s Pittsburgh,” said Carol Godlewski of Kennedy Township. “Typical Pittsburgher, I guess,” she said with a laugh. Paul Emanuel, a lifelong Pittsburgher, stopped to take a look at the iconic Heinz Field signs.” I wanted to see it one last time before they took the signs down,” Emanuel said. “I feel lucky that I was here for ‘Big Ben’s’ last game, so I was at Heinz Field for the last game and I wanted to say ‘goodbye.’ “I can’t believe it,” Ben Roethlisberger’s official Twitter account tweeted Monday. It doesn’t sound right or true! Home will always be Heinz Field! I will never forget the last game and I will never forget all the amazing fans at Forever Heins! The Steelers confirmed the stadium’s new name on Monday, with Agrisure entering into a 15-year deal for the naming rights. Financial terms were not disclosed. “We are pleased to partner with Aggressor for the naming rights to our stadium,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Agriculture gave us the opportunity to ensure our stadium continues to be a valuable asset to our fans and maintain the market value of NFL stadiums.” and a globally recognized brand,” said Greg Williams, Accresure co-founder, president and CEO. “Partnering with the Steelers is a lifetime and tremendous honor.” stadium ahead of the 2022 season. “As we worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers for months around the new naming rights agreement for Heinz Field, The Steelers found a new partner who was willing to pay significantly more. “We’re more than justified,” a Kraft Heinz spokesperson said in a statement. “The Heinz name will no longer be on the stadium, and our partnership with the Steelers will continue in new ways. We are excited to announce details of our new Steelers sponsorship in the coming days.” The Sports & Exhibitions Commission is the landowner for Heinz Field, but its chairman, state Sen. Wayne Fontana, said SEA has no say in the naming rights to the stadium. Fontana, the Pittsburgh firm, won the bidding war. Said he’d like to see what he gets, 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.

20 years later, the stadium will no longer be called Haynes Field.

Heinz Field will become Agrisure Stadium, named after the Michigan-based insurance brokerage.

“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 look right. Doesn’t look like Pittsburgh to me, no,” said Steelers fan Cliff Applegate. “Heinz is a staple here, so it will always be Heinz Field.”

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 said vendors at the stadium were notified of the change and told to prepare for the new sponsor name for the upcoming season.

“I’m still going to call it Haines Field. To me, it’s still going to be Haines. This is Pittsburgh,” said Carol Kotlewski of Kennedy Township.

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

Paul Emanuel, a lifelong Pittsburgher, stopped to take another look at the iconic Heinz Field signs.

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

Ben Roethlisberger’s official Twitter account tweeted on Monday, “I can’t believe it. It doesn’t feel right or real! Home will always be Heinz Field! I’ll 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 at Heinz Field on September 26, 2021 in Pittsburgh.

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

“We are pleased to partner with Agricer for the naming rights to our stadium,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement.

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

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The team says AgriSure will immediately take over the stadium’s naming rights 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 spokesman said in a statement. “With the Haynes name no longer on the stadium, our partnership with the Steelers will continue in new ways. We are excited to announce details about our new Steelers sponsorship in the coming days.”

The Sports and Expositions Authority is the landowner of Heinz Field, but its chairman, state Sen. Wayne Fontana said SEA has no say in naming rights at the stadium.

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