STORY CHALLENGE: LETTER H
It’s pre-season football time and I am excited about the new year. I am a hard-nosed Steelers football fan, living in Steelers Country. I didn’t have to think twice about what to post for Frizztext Story Challenge: Letter H.
My choice would be none other than Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, an NFL football team and the Pitt Panthers from the University of Pittsburgh, a Big East Conference team, and where my granddaughter is a sophomore.
I will be watching the Steelers from home because the majority of tickets are in the hands of season pass holders who pass them down from one generation to another. Steelers’ tickets are hard to obtain, they have been sold out for home games since 1972, but I will be in the stands for the Pitt Panthers games.
Let me give you a brief tour. Heinz Field was built in 2001 on the North Shore along the banks of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers. The naming rights was awarded to H. J. Heinz Company, a locally – based business.
The stadium was so designed that at its’ open end you get a magnificent view of the city skyline and her rivers from within its’ gates.
Viewed from high atop Mount Washington you can also partake of a spectacular view of the stadium by day or by night. You can sometimes hear the roar of the crowd from across the river along with a little play by play from the commentators. Then on special game nights you can see the wonderful display of fireworks soaring into the air.
There are two four-story rotunda’s or ramps located at the open-ended part of the stadium and they provides you with a standing room view of the field and the city.
The inside of Heinz Field has seating for 65,050 faithful fans and visitors. The field has a natural grass surface, one of only a few in the league.
I’m hoping for another wonderful year and maybe another Super Bowl Trophy to go along with the six we have already won. GO STEELERS!
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BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!