Heinz Ketchup Bottles in Heinz Field - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila
N 40° 26.755 W 080° 00.918
17T E 583505 N 4477716
Quick Description: Two giant Heinz Ketchup bottles sit high atop the scoreboard in Heinz Field.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2018 9:56:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMYW7B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 8

Long Description:
From the Heinz field website:

HEINZ KETCHUP SCOREBOARD FACTS
The bottles are exact replicas--down to the embossed "57" on the bottle's neck--of the Heinz Ketchup 14-ounce glass bottle. Each bottle includes 8,000 pounds of fiberglass, 375 feet of neon tubing and 20,500 light emitting diodes (LEDs). Each Heinz Ketchup Bottle measures 35 feet x 9 feet and each weighs 8,000 pounds, both totaling 16,000 pounds--the equivalent of 53 linemen who each weigh 300 pounds. If the Heinz Ketchup bottles were filled with Heinz Ketchup, they would contain 1,664,000 fluid ounces each. That is enough to give each person seated at Heinz Field at least one 14-ounce bottle of ketchup to take home. If both bottles were emptied, the entire football field would be covered in ¾ of an inch of ketchup. Approximately 4,500 footballs could fit into each scoreboard ketchup bottle.

We took the tour of Heinz Field and got great views of the bottles. The tours were an excellent addition to our Pittsburgh Steelers weekend and even kept our two grandchildren interested. Cost of tour tickets:
Adults (18-55) $8.00
Seniors (55+) $7.00
Children (5-10) $7.00
Children (4 & under) FREE

The other way to see the bottles is to purchase Pittsburgh Steelers or Pittsburgh Panthers game tickets, costs on those are variable. When you are at a game and the team ventures into the RED ZONE (red, get it? Red ketchup!), the ketchup bottles begin to tip over, they will spill red onto the score board until the entire score board is covered in ketchup. This can only be viewed at a game as the TV industry has determined that they will not show it on nationwide television because it would constitute free advertising. So, go Steelers and Panthers!
Price of Admission: 8.00 (listed in local currency)

Height of object in feet: 35' by 9'

Size of a typical object of this: 8 inches

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