Business club goes to Heinz


Katy Vaccariello, Staff writer

Mercyhurst Business Club has been off adventuring, taking advantage of the many experiences Pennsylvania has to offer. The most recent trip was to Pittsburgh to see the behind-the-scenes work at Heinz Field.

The officers and adviser of Business Club made the collective decision that exploring Heinz Field was an opportunity they wanted people to have.
“The Heinz Field Trip was a great opportunity for Sports-Business and Marketing Business majors to attend,” Amanda Costello, sophomore Accounting and Finance Major and club president, said.

Costello was tasked with making contact with Heinz Field. By mentioning it was a Business Club interested in coming for a visit, the students were granted special access to the Operations Team.
At the beginning of the trip, the club was given free time to explore the city. Following the city adventure was a tour of the Heinz premises.

The trip provided students with a chance to receive an insider experience of Heinz Field and a meeting with the Heinz Stadium Operation Staff for a question-and-answer session.

During the tour, students were shown several key areas of the stadium. Some were behind the scenes, such as the Steelers’ Locker Room and the Visitors’ Locker Room. Other areas included the Champions Club, the Press Box and the Upper-Level Suite Area.

The club then celebrated with a group dinner out in the city.

“My favorite part about the trip as a whole was the ability to travel with other Business Club members and experience not only an NFL Stadium, but also learn more about how business relates to major sporting events and teams,” Costello said.

The club also invited people of other majors who might benefit from the experience.

In the end, the students were given a great introduction to the world of business, while also making incredible connections. They walked away with both knowledge and internship information.