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Thousands Fill The City For Pirates, Steelers Games

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Both the Steelers and Pirates played home games Sunday, which brought thousands of people to the North Shore.

But all those people caused a traffic headache.

For most Pirates fans, the parking wasn’t a problem. However, Steeler fans didn’t know if they’re biggest obstacle would be Chicago, or finding a place to park.

Ramps to the North Shore shut down at 4 p.m. to get Pirates fans out, before Steeler fans could get in.

“I come to every game, it’s been an hour and a half in traffic though, it’s been awful,” one Pirate fan said.

Some drivers found it a bit frustrating.

Steeler fans who had a pass to certain lots were able to get in early to tailgate, while others used public transportation and were able to avoid the gridlock.

“It wasn’t that bad for me, because I stayed at the Sheraton and caught the ferry over here so I didn’t have to deal with traffic,” a Steeler fan said.

However, despite all the traffic, many fans showed up for the game with smiles and a great attitude.

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