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lexingtonsteelersfan
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?

SteelersBry79
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.

lexingtonsteelersfan
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?

stb_steeler
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.

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

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g228/Teooftheoet/photo26.jpg

MDSteel15
02-03-2011, 04:11 PM
Nice find :thumbsup:

lexingtonsteelersfan
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..

lexingtonsteelersfan
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.

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

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

http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo183/jesshall7/pittsburgh1.jpg

Steelerfreak58
02-03-2011, 04:30 PM
Can't wait to take my Dad back there to see the city its been so long.

stb_steeler
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: