Fourth graders from Wylandville, along with their teachers, Kristy Chavez, April Lowden, Caitlin McCabe, substitute Denia Matthews and several parent chaperones, braved the cold weather on Tuesday, April 18th to tour Acrisure Stadium. Acrisure Stadium, formerly known as Heinz Field, is not only the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers football teams, it’s a monument to Western Pennsylvania football tradition and to its loyal fans.
The students were able to get an up close and personal view of the FedEx Great Hall, Walk of Fame, Panthers and Steelers’ locker rooms, the playing field, and much more. Some of the interesting facts students learned were that they had to implode Three Rivers Stadium in order to build Acrisure Stadium, and that it was named as such for its location at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, which forms the Ohio River. They also learned about some fun traditions the Steelers have, such as touching a steel football sign outside of their locker room that reads, “Men of Steel” before they go onto the field for good luck, and not walking on the “Steelers” logo on the carpet in their locker room. Students were able to eat lunch outside by the Pittsburgh riverfront and enjoy a both educational and fun day away from their school in Eighty Four.
Click through the album below for some fun photos from this exciting day!