By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently not hosting any fans during home games in the month of September, the team is hopeful that they will be able to host fans at Heinz Field soon.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Skies As Temperatures Warm Up
The Steelers held their home opener last Sunday in an empty stadium when they played host to the Denver Broncos, coming away with a 26-21 victory.
The Steelers host the Houston Texans this upcoming Sunday and that game will be held without fans in attendance as well.READ MORE: Pa. State Senate Passes Bill Allowing Local Police To Use Radar For Enforcing Speed Limits
The team is hopeful, however, that a limited amount of fans will be able to attend the game when the Philadelphia Eagles and Steelers square off on October 11 at Heinz Field.
In a statement provided to KDKA, Burt Lauten, Steelers Director of Communications said the following:
“As we previously announced, we will not have any fans at our home games in September. However, we remain optimistic about hosting a limited amount of fans at Heinz Field beginning with our game against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 11.”MORE NEWS: Police: 1 Dead, Another Wounded After Shooting At Allegheny Commons East
In July, the Steelers said they will require masks if fans are allowed at Heinz Field this season.