PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s the perfect day to wear your black and gold, grab your Terrible Towel, and cheer on the Steelers.
With just days now till the Super Bowl, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are hosting a “Shred the Packers” rally downtown this afternoon.
All the fun started at noon on Forbes Avenue and Ross Street. A big crowd of Steelers fans packed into the area.
The Steelers have been in Texas since Monday, getting ready for the big game on Sunday against Green Bay, but that isn’t stopping fans from gearing up too.
The rally featured live music, local high school marching bands, complimentary food, Steelers giveaways and Steely McBeam.
A Terrible Towel wave was led by Myron Cope’s daughter, Elizabeth. Also, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl made shredded cheese out of a giant Cheese Head.
There were also contests for fans to take part in, including Best Sign Slogan, Best Player Look-a-Like and Best Steelers Apparel. The winners will took home an Allegheny County Parks Winter Prize package, and gifts from Dick’s Sporting Goods and Hometowne Sports.
After the rally, fans headed over to Market Square where Steelers legend Jack Ham is leading the “DiGiorno High Five Challenge.”
The contest pits Pittsburgh fans against Green Bay fans in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most simultaneous high fives.
There will be free pizza and DiGiorno will donate $5 for each participant in the event to the Pittsburgh Food Bank. Fans in Green Bay will be doing the same thing, so don’t let them beat us!