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Kennywood Park to build ‘Steelers Country’ themed land, new roller coaster with Pittsburgh Steelers

by Brittani Tuttle

Coming to Kennywood in 2019, “Steelers Country” is an immersive themed land that celebrates the heroics of the Pittsburgh Steelers with a unique twist.

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A new Steelers-themed land is coming to Kennywood Park.

Fans will be in the center of the action with exclusive merchandise, skill games and food locations, as well as a themed tailgating experience. This new land will be anchored by the record-breaking roller coaster, Steel Curtain.

“Being the first park to collaborate with a professional sports franchise on not only a themed area, but also a pulse-pounding, high-flying roller coaster is a great honor that fits in with Kennywood’s longstanding tradition of innovation,” said Jerome Gibbs, general manager. “For that franchise to be our hometown Steelers, the most successful team in America’s most popular sport, it’s a sure touchdown!”

Throughout Steelers Country, fans will join in on familiar football game moments like:

  • Bursting through the area’s entry tunnel
  • Testing their skills in practice drills
  • Perfecting touchdown dances
  • Checking scores and highlights on Steelers Country’s giant video screen

“We are very excited about the partnership with Kennywood,” said Ryan Huzjak, vice president of sales and marketing for the Steelers. “Being able to connect the Pittsburgh Steelers with a family attraction like Kennywood is a natural fit for both organizations, and we are thrilled about the tradition and longstanding history the Steelers and Kennywood provide to families in and around the city of Pittsburgh.”

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An artist’s rendering of the Steel Curtain roller coaster.

The massive Steel Curtain roller coaster will rule the skyline of the park with a record-breaking nine inversions (the most inversions on any coaster in the United States), a 197-foot-tall loop, and 220-foot maximum height. Speeding across 4,000 feet of track at 75 miles per hour, this colossal coaster will serve as a landmark attraction for the park, as well as an entry point to welcome guests into Steelers Country.

Ground has already been broken on the Steel Curtain coaster, with the first pieces of track to arrive at the park this month. Steelers Country is expected to open during the 2019 season.

To learn more about Steelers Country at Kennywood, visit Kennywood.com/SteelersCountry. Check out the animatic for Steel Curtain below:

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anthony April 3, 2019 - 11:01 am

that steelers county

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