Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Ben There, Feb 11, 2018.
Feb. 11, 2001.
Man has it been 17 years already? Seems like just the other day. Sad to see the blast furnace go.
What? Wait, am I going someplace
Some people here probably wish I was!
I was bummed I never got to see Three Rivers. Being in NY and not having Steelers friends here, never got the opportunity to make the trip out for a game. I did get to Heinz though. Several years ago my brothers company had a football outing, Jets were playing the Steelers at Heinz, asked if I wanted to go. Couldnt pass that up. Just me and a bunch of Jets fans!
Hey I am your NY internet friend.........
I miss Three Rivers. Three Rivers was LOUD! Heinz Field just doesn't quite trap the sound in like Three Rivers did.
Man, Just that picture brings back so many memories. I saw the Pirates there 30 or more times. Steelers a couple of dozen times or so. Genesis, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd. TRS was one of a kind even though so many other stadiums were modeled the same back in those days.
I got to see the Pirates there in 93 I believe. It was the year Bonds and Bonilla had left but I got to see Andy hit one out vs the Cubs. I had such a blast calling Sosa a bum (before he started juicing ) a kid raised in North Dakota just embracing his PA roots
Still have the video I made. Sad day for sure.
Saturday July 19, 1975, BTO, Kansas, Dave Mason, Styx, Foghat, and Johnny Winter all together as an all day concert. You were allowed to bring in coolers. They called it the World Series of rock.
I remember being in there in the mid 70's when my beloved BUCS could not get by the Red Machine.
I have froze my ass off many a Sunday @ Three Rivers, It was time
There is a whole different culture @Heinz Field
Damn, that's a great lineup
I was 1 day older than that stadium. Glad we don't treat humans the way we treat structures, or I would've been euthanized on 2/10/01
I got to go to TRS 1 time for the AFC Championship game vs. Denver in 1998. Was a great experience...except for the final score
I attended more concerts than football games at 3 Rivers. Standing on the field I was always amazed by how tall that stadium was. I still have a VHS copy of the last Steelers game played there, a victory over the Skins.
I got to see 1 Steelers game at 3 Rivers along with several Pirates games and the Grateful Dead a few months before Jerry Garcia died.
3 Rivers was a cool venue for it's time, but by the late 80's/early 90's... it was outdated. Heinz Field allowed the Steelers to generate more revenue.. which allowed them to keep core players, which ultimately paid off with 2 more rings.
I guess someone else was feeling nostalgic a few years back: https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/thedigs/2014/02/14/final-moments-of-forbes-field/
I didn't see a lot of games here (and certainly no Pink Floyd concerts) but it *was* the first ballpark I ever went to (miss you Dad)
Look at that pyroclastic flow; only occurs in two types of events.
Our little league baseball team would get knot hole tickets to Pirates game every year
and our seats were in right field. I didn't know at the time I was watching the greatest right fielder of all time.
I got to see about 5 games at three rivers. Some of you older guys may have seen me rolling two convoys out of Connellsville for Desert Shield/Storm. I also scared the mess out of Stu Emory Before and after those guys went to Saudi Arabia. people would bring tickets to my office and hand me 10 or more tickets to pass out. I would tell them my guys were at war and they always said give them to anyone who wanted them. I couldn't give them away. I had three brothers still living in Leetsdale so I took them. Now even today if you stand in the kitchen where I grew up. Look down at the Bethlehem steel plant. Three rivers was hauled there and dumped. May be gone now cause folks for years been stopping and picking up a piece of history. I haven't been back in 8 years. Cept the Tampa Bay loss in 2014. Mom didn't live there anymore so I never looked
I’m going to start by saying I must be a horrible person.
When I was about 10 years old, I was at Forbes Field with a bunch of friends. Clemente hit a home run to right field and we all ran to get the ball. As an athelete, I have the outstanding combination of being small and slow. Bob got the ball. I tried to beg, borrow, buy or steal that ball from Bob. We went our different ways. 30 years passed. One day some one told me Bob had commited suicide. Did I think how sad that was? No. Did I mourn for his loss of life? No. The first thought I had was “where is that ball?”
I was at that Dead show too. They opened the second set with the Beatles song 'Rain', and on cue, it started raining.