Best Answer

The franchise in Pittsburgh was originally owned by Art Rooney Sr. and was originally named the Pittsburgh Pirates. The franchise was bought in 1933 and the name was changed to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940. The franchise has been in the Rooney family ever since its existance.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How old of a franchise is The Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How old is the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise?

The Steelers were founded on July 8, 1933. The 2010 season was their 78th season.

What are the release dates for NFL Game of the Week - 1965 Old Tradition Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers?

NFL Game of the Week - 1965 Old Tradition Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers was released on: USA: September 2004

Did the Pittsburgh Steelers ever win a title in the old NFL?

No, the Steelers have won six Super Bowl titles. They never won an NFL championship prior to the Super Bowl era.

How old is Mike Wallace from the Pittsburgh Steelers?

NFL wide receiver Mike Wallace is 31 years old. He was born on August 1, 1986. He was drafted by the Steelers and then played there from 2009 to 2012, before playing for the Vikings, the Dolphins, and the Ravens.

Which former Pittsburgh Steelers nickname was Old Ranger?

Former Steelers center, Ray Mansfield, was nicknamed 'Old Ranger'.

How old were each of the 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers teammates?

Which ones?

How old is the Pittsburgh penguin team?

The franchise was founded in 1967 which would make the franchise 43

How did the Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney die?

old age.

Why was Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended for six NFL games?

According to the NFL Commissioner, "violation of personal conduct policy" On a sidenote, he was charged ( but not convicted) of sexual assault by a 20 yr old Georgia Woman.

How old is Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor?

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was born on May 5, 1980. He is 30 years old.

What is the NFL record for consecutive quarters without a offensive td?

Cleveland browns 24 quarters,in 2008,old record was held by Chicago bears in 1974-22qts.

How do you get copies of old Pittsburgh Steelers games of the seventies?

You can download them off the internet