Heinz Field is officially a thing of the past. Since 2001, when it first opened, the naming rights to the home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and NCAA’S Pittsburgh Panthers had belonged to local business H.J. Heinz Company.
That all changed Monday when it was announced that Acrisure, one of the largest Insurance Brokers in the world, had obtained the naming rights on a new 15-year deal. In the end, like many things in life, it was all about the money as Acrisure ponied up much more cash than Heinz was willing to offer.
Heinz will continue to be a partner with the Steelers, despite the name change.
Many fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure about the new name of the stadium.
It seems like long gone are the days when stadiums had cool names like The SkyDome, The Spectrum and The Metrodome, to name a few.
Nowadays most, if not all, of the newer stadiums have a corporate name. And now we are stuck with the likes of Talking Stick Resort Arena, Smoothie King Center and Guaranteed Rate Field.