It’s an end of an era for the Pittsburgh Steelers as their current home field will change its name from Heinz Field to Acrisure Stadium.
It’s a sad reality that comes with selling naming rights to sports stadiums.
Coincidentally, the change happened in the first season after longtime quarterback Ben Roethlisberger retired.
Likewise, general manager Kevin Colbert retired and Omar Khan took his place.
It will be difficult for diehard Steelers fans to accept the name change because it has been that way since the stadium opened in 2001.
The franchise won two Super Bowls while calling it Heinz Field.
That’s why some fans will keep their memories alive through shirts.
It looks like they will never call it Acrisure because they have attached the previous name to fond memories of the squad.
Therefore, they might experience both anger and sadness after seeing the iconic Heinz bottles be taken down.
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It’s a video Steelers fans might find hard to watch as the decorative Heinz bottles are being taken down.
If it still didn’t dawn on them that Heinz ended the naming rights, the removal of the bottles is the final wedge of the unfortunate end.
Steelers fans would have wanted to keep it as Heinz Field forever but the company decided that they will proceed without it.
What Steelers Fans Cherish The Most
Aside from the memories brought by the squad, generations of Steelers might have unforgettable moments at Heinz.
It could have been the place where they met good friends or the love of their life.
It’s where they proposed marriage or had a wonderful time with family.
Those are the priceless memories that they will associate with Heinz Field.
That said, it’s like a part of them died when the stadium officially takes on the Acrisure brand.