Heinz Field: Home of the Steelers
Heinz Field is the official Home Stadium of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is Located in the North Shore side of Pittsburgh City, Pennsylvania, Heinz Field has played host to a number of NFL games, concerts and public assemblies, it is also the home of the University of Pittsburgh’s football team. It is named after Heinz, locally-based company that purchased naming rights in 2001, which is also the year it was officially opened, August 25, 2001. Designed by HOK Sports, the stadium’s groundbreaking took place in June 18, 1999, and foundation construction begun right after. The stadium took almost two years to build.
The first Pittsburgh Steelers tickets for sale were for the opening match in October 7, 2001, a match between the Steelers, and the Cincinnati Bengals, almost three months after its official opening. The stadium has a 65,500 sitting capacity, over 7,300 Club seats, 129 Luxury suites with a combined seating capacity of 1,544 seats. Sitting on 1.49 Million Square feet, the stadium boasts of 15,800 square foot of Locker space. The Steelers’ Locker rooms occupies 6,000 square foot and has 60 lockers,
The Panthers locker rooms occupies 4,600 square foot and has 95 lockers, while the visiting NFL and College teams enjoy 2,600 of locker room space and 60 lockers each. Movement within the stadium is through 7-passenger elevators and two freight elevators; there are also five Escalators and four pedestrian Ramps for movement between the floors. The Stadium was built at a cost of $ 281 million, which is approximately $374 million today. It has a natural grass surface that has been the subject of criticism through its history. However, the Stadium’s ownership has chosen to keep it that way. Ever since 1972, all the tickets to Steelers’ home games have sold out, therefore, if you are looking out for Pittsburgh Steelers tickets for sale, you need to buy them early. Access to the stadium is through Exit 1B of the Interstate 279. It also has an elevated walkway that allows pedestrian access to Allegheny Station.