Yonkers, NY—Football fans will score a touchdown when Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion and inspirational leader Rocky Bleier soars into the Empire City Casino end zone on Sunday night, October 29th from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. The popular halfback will meet and greet fans prior to the Steelers vs. Detroit Lions Sunday night game at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar. Kick-off is at 8:30 p.m.
Bleier will forever be remembered for his inspirational story of losing part of his right foot due to injuries sustained in combat during the Vietnam War, and making it all the way back to win four Super Bowl championships as a key player on the Steelers. In 1979, he caught the touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw that gave Pittsburgh the lead over Dallas in Super Bowl XIII, and then recovered the Cowboys’ onside kick in the closing seconds, sealing the Steelers’ victory. The first 150 fans in attendance will be able to take a photograph with the four-time Super Bowl titlist.
Dan Rooney’s features over 40 large screen TVs with upscale pub food and cold brews available for purchase. The award-winning Dan Rooney Burger (8 ounces of beef, brie cheese, watercress, grilled red onions honey mustard) and crispy chicken wings (three styles: Buffalo, BBQ and Spiced Garlic Rub, served with celery and Bleu Cheese) are among the many, popular menu items.
Club Rooney at Empire City Casino
It’s always football fans first at Empire City. Along with the Bleier meet and greet, the casino recently kicked off “Club Rooney,” an exclusive society which, for a one-time $30 fee, entitles members to a complimentary beer and order of chicken wings every Sunday during the football season. As an added bonus, each member also receives an official “Club Rooney” cap. With 10 weeks still left in the program, Club Rooney is the premier way to watch your favorite teams in action every Sunday on Dan Rooney’s 40-plus large screen TVs. All Empire Club members are eligible for a Club Rooney membership and can sign up at Dan Rooney’s. Those without an Empire Club card can stop by any promotions booth to get their free card.
About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway:
Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic three card poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo, Empire City Casino also offers guests year-round harness racing and International simulcasting, live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJ’s, and more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar; Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge with retro bowling lanes; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. Visit Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00am to 6:00am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.