The more than 700 Steelers and black and gold bars across the country prove two things to be true: the Pittsburgh Steelers are undeniably one of the most popular NFL teams in the country and their fans live to cheer on the team with plenty of beer and tailgating fun. While the Steelers are getting ready to tackle the Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium, Pittsburgh’s hotels, entertainment venues and of course Heinz Field are getting ready to welcome the thousands of tailgating fans expected to rush the city for following week’s game. Whether you’re a die-hard Pittsburgh tailgater gearing up for your first Steelers tailgating party or your usual tailgating experience needs a boost, check out these local tailgating party packages tailored to Steelers fans.
Steelers Tailgate Zone at Stage AE
400 N. Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
As the official tailgate zone of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Stage AE should be among your top choices for ultimate tailgating party packages. Forget about pricey parking fees and the expenses associated with hosting an unforgettable tailgating party and let Stage AE do the work for you with free admission, prize drawings, clean restrooms, a buffet with essential tailgate grub and plenty of beverages to wash it all down. If you don’t have tickets to the game, stick around and catch every heart-stopping play on Stage AE’s 20-foot indoor screen or 16-foot outdoor screen that broadcasts live Steelers action.
Steelers Kids Club
If your tailgating party includes more sippy cups than red Solo cups, the Steelers Kids Club is a fantastic option for the younger members of your tailgating tribe. For $19.95 per yearly membership, your kids can take advantage of exclusive Steelers merchandise and activities, including a tour of Heinz Field, a Steelers drawstring bag, a Kids Club membership card and other kid-approved Steelers surprises. Members also receive a 10 percent discount on Steelers merchandise and special offers and are automatically entered to win four tickets to a Steelers home game, an on-field training camp experience for four, an appearance on the Steelers KidZone Show and a special school visit from Steely McBeam. Purchase your Steelers Kids Club Yearly Membership by visiting www.steelers.com.
Black & Gold Football Tailgate Package
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
260 N. Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Out-of-town Steelers fans should check out the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore’s Black and Gold Football Tailgate Package. Cheer on the Steelers during the hotel’s pre-game tailgate party held in the front courtyard where traditional Pittsburgh tailgating food like kielbasa, hot sausage and 16-ounce drafts are served. The party kicks off four hours prior to game time. Each pre-registered guest will receive one wristband; however, wristbands will not be given to any tailgating guest under 21 years old. To pre-register for the Black and Gold Football Tailgate Package, visit the Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore’s website.
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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies. Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.