Pittsburgh Steelers team up with amusement park on themed roller coaster and park zone

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    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa (WJAC)- The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kennywood amusement park are joining forces.

    Officials announced Thursday that the two organizations are coming together to create Steelers Country at the park, which includes exclusive merchandise, skill games, food locations, a themed tailgating experience and the Steel Curtain roller coaster.

    The roller coaster has nine inversions, a 197-foot-tall loop with a maximum height of 220 feet and speeds as fast as 75 mph.

    “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.

    Work has already begun on the Steel Curtain and officials are hopeful Steelers Country will be open for the 2019 season.

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