View Full Version : Is there a plaque where Franco made the immaculate reception?

02-02-2011, 05:51 PM
I have a a buddy who lives in Pittsburgh and we have been to a few games at Heinz field and i asked him where Three Rivers was and it looked like it was just a empty parking lot(correct me if i'm wrong). Is there anything marking the spot where Franco caught the ball? If not would you support something being at that spot?

Also as a side note was the field at Three Rivers facing the exact same way as heinz? Or is one field facing one way and the other was facing a different direction?

02-03-2011, 12:55 AM
Sadly, there's no plaque where Franco made the catch. However, the actual piece of turf is in the HOF. It was on display at Heinz Field for the Steelers 75th anniversary, and it was really cool to see in person. The closest thing there is to a plaque though is the statue at the airport, which should be in front of Heinz Field IMO.

02-03-2011, 03:54 PM
Two questions

1) Is the spot (or approximate spot) a parking lot now?Could you walk to that spot and stand there. What is there right now?

2)Did Three rivers face the same way as Heinz field does now?

02-03-2011, 04:04 PM
Heinz field was built to the right of 3 rivers stadium, Is was built before the emplossion of 3 rivers. They both faced the river.

02-03-2011, 04:07 PM
This should help..


02-03-2011, 04:11 PM
Nice find :thumbsup:

02-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Thanks guys but could you stand at the exact spot Franco made that catch? Is it a parking lot? I may go over there next time im up in Pittsburgh..

02-03-2011, 04:18 PM
And i do notice the fields are not facing the exact same way. Pretty close but a little difference.

02-03-2011, 04:18 PM
Some one correct me if im wrong here, but isnt the PNC park in that erea?

02-03-2011, 04:25 PM
the parkin lot would have been in that erea but i dont recall of any markings or plaques.


02-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Can't wait to take my Dad back there to see the city its been so long.

02-03-2011, 04:36 PM
Can't wait to take my Dad back there to see the city its been so long.

I cant wait to back out next season again.....for a game! :tt02: