Kennywood and the Pittsburgh Steelers recently broke ground on “Steelers Country”, a one-of-a-kind themed land that celebrates the beloved Pittsburgh Steelers football team, while putting fans at the center of the action.
JRA is currently providing complete planning and design for the land, which is set to open within the historic amusement park in 2019.
This highly anticipated attraction area will feature a number of interactive experiences, games, food and retail offerings to fully immerse guests within the excitement of game day. Many of the land’s physical interactives will allow guests to track their progress and see how they stack up against others via an interactive scoreboard.
The signature attraction within Steelers Country will be the record-setting Steel Curtain rollercoaster, which will speed guests through 4,000 feet of steel track at 75 miles per hour while navigating 9 inversions – including the world’s tallest at 197 feet above the ground.
“We are truly excited to have the opportunity to work with both Kennywood and the Steelers to help create this innovative attraction area. Both are highly respected organizations, known for their rich history and tradition of excellence. We look forward to delivering an experience that will immerse guests within the spirit of Steelers football like never before,” said Shawn McCoy, JRA’s Vice President.
“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 Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas in a statement. “For that franchise to be our hometown Steelers, the most successful team in America’s most popular sport, it’s a sure touchdown!”
With Steelers Country, Kennywood and the Steelers are honoring the greatness of the past, while looking toward the future, providing guests with memorable experience worth repeating – season after season.