Art purchased a franchise for $2500 back in 1933.

Happy 79th Birthday Pittsburgh Steelers


On July 8th, 1933, Art Rooney founded what would become one of the greatest sports franchises in all of history.  No exaggeration.  For $2,500 back then (or $50,000 in today’s inflation), Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Steelers of today didn’t become the Steelers until 1940 when the Post-Gazette ran a contest with Rooney on renaming the team.

So raise your Lombardi trophy shaped glass filled with Iron City Beer high in the air and toast the birthday of the Black & Gold… the greatest franchise in all of sports…. The Pittsburgh Steelers.