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Pittsburgh Steelers stadium will continue to be called Heinz Field despite merger with Kraft

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Steelers’ football stadium will keep the name Heinz Field despite the company’s planned merger with Kraft Foods Group.

Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co. says if the merger announced Wednesday is approved, the new company will be Kraft Heinz Co.

But Heinz senior vice-president Michael Mullen confirms that the stadium will remain named Heinz Field.

The Heinz Co. signed a $57 million, 20-year naming rights deal when the stadium opened in 2001. That means the stadium will keep the name for at least six more years.