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Update: After fans express discontent Hounds discontinue Chick-Fil-A promotion

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.

Club’s ardent supporters express discontent over Riverhounds-Chick-Fil-A promotion

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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