It’s a whole new day in West Pennsylvania, thanks to a recent decision by the Pittsburgh Steelers. As the team begins the task of trying to figure out the post-Ben Roethlisberger era, the legendary quarterback is speaking out over the name change of Heinz Field.
Having entered a 15-year naming rights agreement in July to change the field name to Acrisure Stadium, they’ve drawn the ire of fans and players alike, including Roethlisberger himself.
The two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback took to Twitter to voice his displeasure regarding the move.
“I can’t believe it, it doesn’t seem right or real! Home will always be Heinz Field! I will never forget the last game, and all the amazing fans at FOREVER HEINZ,” Roethlisberger tweeted on Monday.
The former six-time Pro Bowler isn’t the only one who shares that sentiment, with starting left guard Kevin Dotson among them.
Afterlosing in the playoffs at the hands of the Chiefs, Roethlisberger would announce his retirement from the NFL.
For his career, Roethlisberger played 18 seasons and completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 64,088 yards, 418 touchdowns, 211 interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 93.5.