FATHER TOM MEAGHER
Game 054 | September 14, 1956 | Art Rooney, Ed Kiely, Father Tom Meagher
Now that Met Stadium had been built, it was time to convince pro football owners that the facility was ready for an expansion team. The Minneapolis newspapers put up the money to lure the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles to the Met for their season opener (won 14-12 by the Steelers) with the proceeds going to Father Meagher's Catholic Charities. Kiely was the Steelers' PR man, and Steeler owner Rooney told the Dunkers that the stadium would surely host a pro team in the foreseeable future.
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