The Steelers are one of the NFL's oldest teams, founded in 1933 by NFL Hall of Famer Art Rooney. The first decade of Pittsburgh football wasn't a pleasant one for fans. But in 1942, two years after the franchise changed its nickname from the Pirates to the Steelers, Pittsburgh recorded its first winning season. In 1947 they made the post season for the first time. Chuck Noll was named the head coach in 1969 and immediately turned the franchise into winners. Noll used his first two first-round picks on future Hall of Famers—Joe Greene and Terry Bradshaw. Rebuilding through the draft, the Steelers won six consecutive AFC Central titles beginning in 1974, and won four Super Bowls in the '70s. After Noll's retirement in 1992, Bill Cowher took the reigns at head coach and continued the Steelers' tradition of excellence, winning two more Super Bowls. The next head coach, Mike Tomlin, made history by becoming the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl when the Steelers hoisted the Lombardy Trophy following Super Bowl XLIII. Despite the litany of Hall of Famers who have worn the Steelers' black and gold, only one man has his number retired—defensive tackle Ernie Stautner. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Pittsburgh Steelers tickets.
2015 Steelers Season Preview
The Steelers missed the playoffs last season after going 8-8, and for Steelers fans that’s simply unacceptable. Ben Roethlisberger had one of the best seasons of his career for the black and yellow, but the usually-stout Steelers defense just wasn’t what they usually are. There were holes in the Steelers D that were exploited in 2013, which the front office has tried to patch up in the offseason. It started with picking linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the draft, and he should make an immediate impact. Also drafted was Stephon Tuitt, a talented 300-lb defensive lineman out of Notre Dame. The Steelers also made some moves on offense, bringing in LeGarrette Blount to take some portion of the carries from the backfield. Emmanuel Sanders was lost to Denver in the offseason, so Pittsburgh brought in Darrius Heyward-Bey and Lance Moore to try to fill that big void left behind. The Steelers will kick off the season at home against the Browns before hitting the road for games against the Ravens and Panthers. Other key home games include the Colts in Week 8, the Saints in Week 13 and the Bengals in Week 17.
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Pittsburgh Steelers Football at Heinz Field Address: 100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212
Pittsburgh plays its home games at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the Steelers moved in 2001. Heinz Field holds more than 65 thousand screaming fans. The Steelers faithful are a raucous bunch, intimidating visitors with their cheers and the waving of the iconic Terrible Towels. The Pittsburgh Steelers home bench is on the Heinz Field sideline with sections 130-139. Heinz Field parking information is covered in our Steelers event guide.
Steelers vs. Browns
It is not often that a rivalry in the NFL can extend to the college ranks, but in these two cities, the fan bases hate each other year around. Playing in Gator and Volunteer country has made this rivalry more intense when the NFL teams play against each other two times a season. These two teams have battled it out for division supremacy since 1995 with a playoff meeting mixed in between.
Steelers vs. Bengals
A rivalry that dates back to 1950, these two teams have faced each other more than 120 times. Often called the Turnpike Rivalry because the driving route between the two cities are via the Pennsylvania and Ohio Turnpikes, the Steelers and Browns have combined for more than nine NFL championships. With these two teams battling twice a year, this rivalry has shown no signs of slowing down.
With division supremacy usually up for grabs, it is not a surprise that this rivalry has become the most intense and popular matchup in the NFL. To add to the hard-hitting rivalry, former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was quoted as saying the fans and the players of these division foes hate each other. These two teams are the only members of the division to have won a Super Bowl and when they faceoff, it is usually put in primetime for the world to watch.
Steelers in the Super Bowl, AFC Championship and NFL Playoffs
The Steelers have positioned themselves as one of the elite franchises in all of football. Pittsburgh leads the way in the NFL with six Super Bowl victories to go along with their 15+ division titles. With more than 25 playoff appearances, it is hard to find many teams that have had the success the Steelers have in the history of the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Steelers game?
Gates at Heinz Field open two hours before kickoff for the general public.
How can I buy cheap Pittsburgh Steelers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Pittsburgh Steelers tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Steelers tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee AFC opponents, like the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase Pittsburgh Steelers tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh Steelers football schedule?
The Steelers 2015-2016 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NFL. The Steelers plays in the AFC North, which means games against the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. Game times are announced by the NFL as soon as the TV schedule is set. Pittsburgh Steelers home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Steelers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Pittsburgh Steelers team roster.
Where are good places to eat before a Steelers game?
For great pre-game pizza try Giorgio’s Place, Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room, or Niki’s Pizza. Barbeque fans should not miss out on trying Pittsburgh Barbecue Company. If you are looking for a trendier dining option, try Meat & Potatoes. This hearty American dining restaurant will be sure to satisfy all of the foodies out there, and has a fun atmosphere. For a more upscale dining experience, check out Eleven, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, or The Carlton. Jerome Bettis Grille 36, Red Beard’s LLc, and Bigham Tavern are three great sports bars in the area. Sushi lovers should try Kiku Japanese Restaurant, or Penn Avenue Fish Company. Other good places in the area are Carmi Family Restaurant, Legends North Shore, and Nicky’s Thai Kitchen.
Can I buy Pittsburgh Steelers football season tickets?
Pittsburgh Steelers season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Pittsburgh Steelers season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Heinz Field.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
All children, regardless of age are required to have Pittsburgh Steelers tickets to enter Heinz Field.
What’s the best way to get to Heinz Field on game day?
Taking the “T” is the cheapest way to get there through public transportation, as it’s free! If you have to drive down to the city first, park at a garage around the First Avenue “T” Station for $5 and then ride down to the stadium.
Where is the best place to park at Heinz Field?
Heinz Field is surrounded by plenty of good parking options. The most convenient area to find parking is immediately to the east of Heinz Field just across Rooney Avenue. In this area there are three large parking lots that are only a short walk to the stadium. On the west side of the stadium just across Allegheny Avenue are five smaller parking lots that are close to the stadium, but usually fill up quickly. If you are not afraid of a walk try looking on the east side of Tony Dorsett Drive. There are numerous parking options from Tony Dorsett Drive all the way to Federal Street. There is also a T station just across Allegheny Avenue that offers a convenient way to get to and from Steelers games without having to hassle with driving and finding a parking space.