Following significant feedback from the club’s most ardent supporters, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC elected to discontinue its promotion with international fast food chain Chick-fil-A’s McKnight Road location.
After many hours of deliberation, following response and formal statements from the team’s biggest supporter groups Iron City Front, Steel Army and Mon Goals fan podcast, the club released a statement:
After considering feedback, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will discontinue its planned promotion and sale of Chick-fil-A sandwiches at home games this season.
Riverhounds SC wishes to thank the local and independently operated McKnight Road Chick-fil-A for their collaboration, and the club will be selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the match Saturday against Loudoun United FC to honor our initial agreement. But after consulting with our supporters’ groups and gauging feedback from our fans, the decision was made not to continue the promotion beyond this week’s match.
The Hounds and Highmark Stadium strongly believe in making all of our fans feel welcome, and we look forward to doing so once again at tomorrow’s match. As an organization, we will continue to look for ways to partner with local and national brands to improve the game day experience for everyone.
After considering feedback, the club has elected to discontinue its Chick-fil-A promotion after tomorrow's match with Loudoun.
Full statement below:https://t.co/tdqgPRoqe7
— Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (@RiverhoundsSC) July 17, 2021