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Steel4eva
01-23-2009, 04:59 PM
for the Super Bowl! Man, that would be AWESOME! Who do we contact? Lets get this going.:tt03:

Dino 6 Rings
01-23-2009, 05:00 PM
They didn't do it in 06. They won't do it now.

MACH1
01-23-2009, 05:15 PM
Its not in a dome or the tropics. :tt02:

Steel4eva
01-23-2009, 05:18 PM
They didn't do it in 06. They won't do it now.


do you know why?

CPanther95
01-23-2009, 05:20 PM
Rebroadcasting, or any other pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game, without the NFLís express written consent, is strictly prohibited.:chuckle:

westcoastransplant
01-23-2009, 05:24 PM
What about Mellon Arena? Anything going on there that day?

Steel4eva
01-23-2009, 05:33 PM
they're foolish not to open it

RoethlisBURGHer
01-23-2009, 05:36 PM
They cannot, the NFL will not allow it. It would hurt the ratings, because it would count as only one household.

CaliStillersFan
01-23-2009, 05:41 PM
They cannot, the NFL will not allow it. It would hurt the ratings, because it would count as only one household.

Exactly, it's all about the ratings.

Steel4eva
01-23-2009, 06:48 PM
Exactly, it's all about the ratings.

thats F'kn ridiculous! screw the ratings! come on Rooney's,tell em to open the dam thing up

Polamalu Princess
01-23-2009, 06:58 PM
It would be great if we all had a place to go!

Mordax
01-23-2009, 07:03 PM
marketing!!

HometownGal
01-23-2009, 08:04 PM
Keep the amateur drunks at home and off the roads! :alcoholic: :chuckle:

KeiselPower99
01-23-2009, 08:49 PM
That is so fn stupid. A packed house at Heinz watching the game would be awesome. Hell charge people 5 bucks and open the concession too. Let us have a place to hang out with 60.000 other family members.

Stlrs4Life
01-23-2009, 09:06 PM
They cannot, the NFL will not allow it. It would hurt the ratings, because it would count as only one household.



Bottom line, that's the truth. Was told the same today.

CPanther95
01-23-2009, 09:08 PM
It's not the ratings. 1 Nielsen household represents more households than Heinz field holds. The problem is that they would have to negotiate a share of all receipts with the NFL to get permission. There's really no reason the city and NFL couldn't come to terms, and I know this has come up in the past, so my assumption is that there are just too many factors, or liabilities involved, that make it not worth the hassle to the home city.

But on the surface, I'd think that Heinz would easily sell out @ $30 a ticket, plus get all concessions. Fans would come to tailgate with other Steeler fans and hear the roar of the crowd as the game unfolds.

There must be other factors.

NEPAsteeler
01-23-2009, 09:34 PM
I personally think it would be awesome to let us watch the Super Bowl at Heinz Field. It would be a good chance for those of us who can't afford the outrageous price of a Super Bowl ticket to catch the game with 60,000 other Steeler fanatics. It would never happen, I know, but it would still be awesome! :tt02:

Stlrs4Life
01-23-2009, 09:54 PM
It's not the ratings. 1 Nielsen household represents more households than Heinz field holds. The problem is that they would have to negotiate a share of all receipts with the NFL to get permission. There's really no reason the city and NFL couldn't come to terms, and I know this has come up in the past, so my assumption is that there are just too many factors, or liabilities involved, that make it not worth the hassle to the home city.

But on the surface, I'd think that Heinz would easily sell out @ $30 a ticket, plus get all concessions. Fans would come to tailgate with other Steeler fans and hear the roar of the crowd as the game unfolds.

There must be other factors.


Yeah, I see your point. Everything boils down to $$$.

Preacher
01-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Reminds me of the church rule. Churches could not broadcast the game on anything larger than a 36 inch screen.

However, that has now changed, and they can put it on as big a TV as they want.

SC Steeler Steve
01-23-2009, 10:12 PM
I live in Anderson, South Carolina. I swear if they opened up Heinz I would be there. I would leave early Sunday morning and drive up and get me a ticket and watch the game at Heinz. That would be amazing.

CPanther95
01-23-2009, 11:15 PM
I know they played the Bucs game in Philadelphia on the big screens just before the Dallas/Philly game.

silverbackattack
01-24-2009, 12:31 AM
Maybe they could add the 60k people in attendance to the ratings..... The NFL needs to get their act together real soon.

Not to compare the two sports, but, i was a huge NASCAR fan for about 20 years but haven't watched a race in 2 years (maybe couple laps here and there) because of all the bullcrap they started doing with broadcasting and rules.... I hope the NFL doesn't go the same way.