The Pittsburgh Steelers
are considered the greatest NFL franchise because they are the only franchise in the NFL to win six Super Bowls.
Address: 100 Art Rooney Avenue
NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers
NCAA: University of Pittsburgh
This year, the Steelers finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and were hoping to win their seventh Super Bowl trophy but the team was knocked out in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and have to watch the big game at home with the rest of the fans.
Due to their success this year, the Steelers odds to win the Super Bowl next season will be very good.
Since 2001, the Steelers have played at Heinz Field
, which is the only stadium they haven’t had to share with another team. From 1933 to 1963, the Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates shared Forbes Field. From 1964 to 1969, they played at the on campus stadium before moving to Three Rivers Stadium, which they shared with the Pittsburgh Pirates until 2000.
Since Heinz Field
opened, the Steelers have had another group of great players that have made the stadium legendary, with the team hosting multiple AFC Championship games and winning two Super Bowls.
is located in North Shore, which is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh and it is used primarily by the Steelers and the Pittsburgh Panthers.
The stadium was named for the H. J. Heinz Company, which is based in Pittsburgh and purchased the naming rights for the stadium in 2001.
cost $281 million to build and was funded in conjunction with PNC Park, where the Pirates now play, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The stadium sits alongside the Ohio River and was designed with the city’s steel history in mind, which is why there was 12,000 tons of steel included in the design.
The first event to be held at Heinz Field when it opened was a concert by boy band 'N Sync, on August 18, 2001. Interestingly, 'N Sync was also the last band to perform at Three Rivers Stadium.
In 2007, ESPN’s Bill Evans named Heinz Field the second best stadium in the league, behind Green Bay’s Lambeau Field. Sports Illustrated also named Heinz Field the second best field in the NFL.
Three Rivers Stadium
Three Rivers Stadium was the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers from 1970 to 2000. The stadium was built as a replacement for Forbes Field, which was the former home for both teams, and opened in 1909.
Three Rivers Stadium cost $55 million to build and was designed to maximize efficiency. The stadium opened in July 1970 and the Pirates played their first game there during the 1971 World Series.
After the stadium closed down, the city of Pittsburgh imploded it because both of the teams that used it had moved into their new stadiums.
Even though the stadium is no longer around, Three Rivers is fondly remembered by Steelers fans because that was where their dynasty started with Chuck Knoll, who turned the franchise into a powerhouse that won four Super Bowls in the 1970s.
Since Heinz Field opened, there have been numerous events held at the stadium. In 2012, Heinz Field became the first NFL stadium to host a women’s football league title game when they hosted the Women's Football Alliance's National Championship Game.
The quickest score during an NFL game at Heinz Field came in 2013 when the Steelers recorded a safety three seconds into their game against the Tennessee Titans
» Take Route 60 South toward Pittsburgh that turns into I-279 through the Fort Pitt Tunnel.
» Keep to the left after exiting tunnel and merge left to cross Fort Duquesne Bridge.
» Exit to left (EXIT 7A) after crossing bridge turn left onto Allegheny Avenue and follow to North Shore Drive.
279 Parkway North:
» Follow I-279 South to the North Shore Exit (Heinz Field/PNC Park).
» Follow Reedsdale to the second traffic light and make left onto Allegheny Avenue and follow North Shore Drive.
» Take the Monroeville Exit- head toward Pittsburgh. You will be on I – 376.
» Follow I-376 to North Shore ramp onto Fort Duquesne Boulevard.
» Keep to the left and merge left to cross Fort Duquesne Bridge.
» Exit to left (EXIT 7A) after crossing bridge and turn left onto Allegheny Avenue and follow North Shore Drive.
There are surface lots and parking garages all around the stadium.
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9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM Saturday through Sunday