My condolences to the area known as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, they lose a landmark. Well, kind of.
So the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL play at Heinz Field. Or, that's what is used to be called as of the other day.
Say it ain't so Heinz!
It's honestly unfortunate because the name makes sense, regionally speaking. Heinz headquarters is located in Pittsburgh and they make the best ketchup (you can disagree, but, if you do, just know that you're wrong), so it only makes sense that they have the naming rights to a stadium.
The worst part honestly is now the giant ketchup bottles next to the scoreboard will also come down. Those were cool because whenever the Steelers scored a touchdown, the bottles would tip down, like you do when you get ketchup out of a glass bottle, in celebration. That is no more.
So, if it's not going to be Heinz field, then what is the new name of the stadium?
What. The. Hell.
I hate giant corporations with naming rights to stadiums. I really do. Some made sense. Heinz Field made sense. Miller Park in Milwaukee made sense. Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay makes sense.
Acrisure Stadium does not make sense. First off, the name itself is stupid. Second, the regional aspect of it doesn't make sense.
I can imagine that people will still call it Heinz Field, locally at least.
Me personally, I'll always remember it as the field that Bane blew up in The Dark Knight Rises.
Shout-out to Hines Ward. Hines...Heinz...interesting.
RIP Heinz Field. May your ketchup always remain pure.