Plenty Of Fun Planned Leading Up To Big Game

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Steelers fans can gear up for Sunday’s AFC Championship showdown against the New York Jets with several pre-game festivities going on all weekend long.

The party kicks off on Friday as Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato have declared a “Black & Gold Day.”

A “Ground the Jets Rally” will be held that day at noon around the Terrible Tree in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse. There will be live music, food, face-painting, giveaways and a trivia contest.

Fans can also continue to contribute to the black and gold decorations on the Terrible Tree during the festivities.

Anyone planning to attend is being asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

The fun continues later Friday evening over on the North Shore with the Steelers Championship Party Weekend at Stage AE featuring local band, The Clarks.

The doors open at 5 p.m. Live music is set to start at 7 p.m. with performances by Gene The Werewolf and Tres Lads. Then, The Clarks are scheduled to take the stage at 10 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 and are available for purchase through

On Saturday, fans can head back over to Stage AE to get fired up with a free Championship warm-up party. The doors will once again open at 5 p.m. with DJ J-Spin providing the musical entertainment and several Steelers alumni on hand to sign autographs.

Pittsburgh native and star of the CBS comedy series, “Mike & Molly,” Billy Gardell, will take the stage at 10 p.m. to wrap up the festivities on Saturday.

Then, on Sunday, fans can rev up for game time with the Officials Steelers Tailgate Party at 5 p.m. also at Stage AE.

There is also plenty on television this weekend if you can’t make it over to the North Shore, and even if you can as fans can catch some of KDKA’s line-up there.

Here’s the rundown:

Friday, Jan. 21: 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Steelers–Jets Championship Preview

Saturday, Jan. 22: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on KDKA-TV
Steelers–Jets Championship Game Preview
Live from the Steelers Championship Party at Stage AE on the North Shore

Saturday, Jan. 22: 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on The CW
Steelers Saturday Night
Live from Stage AE on the North Shore

Saturday, Jan. 22: 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. on KDKA-TV
The PNC Steelers Huddle

Saturday, Jan. 22: 12:05 to 12:35 am on KDKA-TV
Special #1 Cochran Sports Showdown

Sunday, Jan. 23: 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. on KDKA-TV
Special One-Hour #1 Cochran Sports Showdown

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  • rich

    why do you talk about the steelers every 5 min .there are more important news out there besides the steelers i am tired of hereing it every 5 minutes

  • bill

    i turn on the news to here the news not 10 minutes of news an 50 minutes of steelers every hour

    • Steeler Fan

      Bill, Go elsewhere then. There are ample outlets to “HEAR” (Proper use of the word) the news that you want. Like it or not, the Steelers ARE news in Pittsburgh. Right or wrong, it’s fact. Lots of cities would love to have such a boost to their local economy.

  • Tirade

    Change the channel if you don’t like it.

  • Charles Delehanty

    Hey, I can’t get enough of Steelers mania. Just think, the Steelers are the most successful NFL franchise over the past twenty years. They have played in 4 of the last 7 AFC championship games, won two super bowls. Who else has done that, including the four previous super bowl wins.

    I lived in Washington D C area before the Redskins won the super bowl. Then moved to Boston before the Pats won their trophies. But it was real juicy when finally I lived in a town which won the super bowl. Unbelievable.

    And to think that the Steelers are now favored to win the Super Bowl this year. They are 3.5 point favorites over the Jets.

    Go Steelers.

  • Debbie

    How can i get one of the KDKA signs “Knockin on Se7ens Door”?

    Thank you!

  • Albert

    How can i get one of the KDKA sighns KNOCKING ON SE7ENS DOOR? GO STEELERS!!!! KDKA Your the GREATEST !!!

  • bill

    i hope they lose the next game

    • Dave

      I hope that you get a life Bill

  • John J. Johnson

    3.5 favorites isn’t very good. I believe the Pat’s were 10 point fav’s.

    But…….The math is good….
    Ben = 7
    Ben has been playing = 7 years
    troys number subtracted = 7
    Rashard number added = 7
    Harrison number subtracted = 7
    This would be the Steelers = 7th Super Bowl

    7 looks like our number!!

    • John J. Johnson

      Troys number added…opps

      • Steelers

        Good Stuff, what do you think Bill?

  • pittgirl

    Can’t wait for the game- Go Steelers!

  • DEB


  • bill

    go jets

  • bill

    nfl -where criminals are heroes

  • #1Steeler Fan

    Wow Bill. You really DO need to get a life!

  • Jimbo

    Just saw this, and thought it was pretty cool! Getting me pumped for the game!
    Check it out

  • bill

    wouldnt lose a minutes sleep if all the so called professional sports teams left

  • TJS12

    I think it’s pretty big deal to talk on the news about an event that is bringing $19 million to the city. GO STEELERS!!!!


    bill, not sure what you do for fun, but in pittsburgh, there ain’t nuttin like a good rumble-GO STEELERS!!!

  • Caleb Tichon

    The Steelers victory tonight in my mind is a great way to stick it to the NFL for all of the fines, penalties, and rule changing in the middle of the season. Roger Goodel had it in for the Steelers since the begging of the season because he thought Big Ben got of his pre-season charges to easily. This is why many NFL players and staff “can’t wait” for a lockout.

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