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Heinz Field Announced as New Name of Aliquippa Football Stadium



Aliquippa football at Heinz Field

Aliquippa football is renaming their newly renovated Carl A. Aschman Stadium, known by fans as “The Pit,” to Heinz Field ahead of the 2023 season.

The reason for the name change is because of the Kraft Heinz Company, who are making a $1.3 million donation to the school district. The donation will help the community build a new academic and athletic center attached to Heinz Field and other new resources as well.

This new academic and athletic center has space for community groups and residents of the area, which will also include classes and weight rooms. It will also contain lockers, training and therapy rooms, offices and large spaces for hands-on learning and for people to collaborate on various projects.

The new stadium is ready for play ahead of the upcoming season. The academic and athletic center will finish construction in 2025.

“We know how important the original Heinz Field was to the people of Pittsburgh,” said Peter Hall, President, U.S. Away From Home and Kraft Heinz Ingredients at Kraft Heinz, in a press release. “By working with Aliquippa – a community that has truly inspired us – we’re making our dream of a Heinz Field reboot a reality. Driven by our Company purpose Let’s Make Life Delicious, we look forward to giving Aliquippa’s hard-working students and community members new opportunities to learn, grow and thrive, while also continuing the legacy of Heinz Field.”

Aliquippa won their second straight WPIAL AAAA title last season, defeating Central Valley 34-7 at Acrisure Stadium. They lost to Bishop McDevitt in the PIAA AAAA Final, ending a 27 game winning streak.

The Quips open up the 2023 season against Hickory on the road on Friday, Aug. 25, just two weeks away. Head coach Mike Warfield will head into his sixth season as head coach of the Quips. With great players like junior running back Tiqwai Hayes and senior linebacker Cameron Lindsey, the Quips will continue to serve as a favorite for the state title once again.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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