The first paperless season created long lines when more than 60,000 fans flocked to Heinz Field last Sunday.By Royce Jones

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After paperless ticketing led to long lines outside Heinz Field last weekend, the Steelers are encouraging people to arrive two hours early and have their mobile tickets ready for Sunday’s game.

More than 60,000 fans flocked to Heinz Field for the first time since 2019 last Sunday, but the first paperless season created long wait times.

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Heinz Field says downloading the mobile tickets before leaving home will minimize the wait time.

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If you don’t have a smart phone, the team will be there to help you out.

“Basically, we’re going to have people surrounding the stadium to make sure people who have those one-off issues, that we have people there to help them out,” said Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten.

Lauten says if you have any questions, call the Steelers ticket office ahead of time and they’ll walk you through it. You can learn more here.

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As for traffic, the team is advising people to arrive two hours early to avoid anticipated heavy traffic and last-minute crowds. The gates open at 11 a.m.