Steelers to Delay Naming of Team Mascot
LATROBE, Pa. ─ Due to the overwhelming response by Steelers fans who submitted entries to the team's contest to name the new Steelers mascot, the club has decided to delay the announcement of the results. The new mascot's name was to be originally announced today during the Steelers 7 p.m. practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.
"Steelers Fans have stepped up once again and due to this overwhelming response and so many good suggestions, we need more time to make the final decision," said Steelers President Art Rooney II.
The Steelers have received over 70,000 entries to name their new mascot. "The field has been narrowed down to a short list of finalists and we expect to have a final decision soon," said Mr. Rooney. "We want to thank the greatest fans in the world for their support!"
The announcement was originally scheduled to be part of the festivities at the team's annual night practice at Latrobe Memorial High School. Tonight's practice will be open to the public and will be followed by a fireworks display. Admission is $3 for adults 18-65 and $1 for children 12-17 and senior citizens. Children under 12 will be admitted for free when accompanied by a parent. Proceeds benefit the Greater Latrobe School District Athletic Program.