Heinz Field is a newer addition to Pittsburgh’s North Shore and is home to the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The venue hosts Steelers games, Pitt football games, and concerts alike. If you’ve never been to the stadium and are looking for what you need to know for your first visit, here’s a guide that will point you in the right direction!

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Directions to Heinz Field:

If you’re not sure how to get to Heinz Field click here to find directions. Not driving to Heinz Field? Not a problem, find a bus or T that will get you to the big game here.

There are numerous parking lots that are open for event parking, including Steelers games, Pitt games, and concerts.

To view a full parking map of the North Shore, visit the Heinz Field website.

If interested in parking downtown, there are many event parking garages.

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If trying to find your seat among in the 65,050 capacity stadium sounds like a daunting task, find your seat before you arrive by looking at the stadium’s seating chart.

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Concessions/Retail Stores

Heinz Field is home to a variety of foods that offer something for everybody. There are 47 concession stands throughout the arena, so there is always something close to your seats to grab a bite to eat. There are also seven different retail stores and 15 different novelty stands in the arena. If you’re looking for something to help support your team, Heinz Field has got you covered.

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Ticket Information:

While season tickets for the Steelers are sold out, tickets can be sold by ticket holders and purchased by the general public on the NFL Ticket Exchange.

Tickets for Pitt football games may be purchased for individual games only at Ticketmaster.

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Heinz Field enforces a strict security policy for all patrons attending events held at the stadium.

Guests are not allowed to bring the following items into Heinz Field:

  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind
  • Coolers, thermoses, bottles, cans, flasks
  • Large purses, backpacks. bags. strollers
  • Laser pointers. weapons, noisemakers
  • Professional cameras, tripods, audio or video recording equipment
  • Offensive apparel

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Group Tours:

If you are from out of town, or if you are a Pittsburgher interested in Heinz Field, open tours are available for groups with 10 or more people and must be scheduled three weeks in advance.

The tours are about 90 minutes in length and run between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. between the months of April and October.

For tour pricing and information on walk-up tours, please visit the Steelers and Heinz Field site.

Just For Kids:

There are four different Steelers Kid’s Club options for your child. Once the yearly membership is paid, your child will receive a package in the mail that is full of Steelers fan gear! Items vary depending upon which fan package you choose, and vary in price between $19.95 and $49.95 plus shipping and handling.

To order your child’s fan package, view the Kid’s Club page.

Comments (6)
  1. lee says:

    i wanted to enter my idea about what luke ravenstahl wants the fans to bet for the day of the game if we loose or win. I say if steelers win we should get holmes back and we should trade harrison to the jets.

  2. Laura Flis says:

    I think the bet should be that if the steelers win, we get holmes back and if we loose we trade harrison to the jets. lol

  3. JetFan424 says:

    I think if the JETS win we should get Polamalu and we’ll give you your dignity back 🙂

  4. Fred Buckreis says:

    My family has attended Pitt games since the start of playing at HINES field. On Sept 25 @the Notre Dame game, my wife”s purse was searched as usual. She was the told that her purse was too large & could not be taken in and should be locked in her car. This is the same purse she has taken to the games for at least three years and was never told she could not take this purse in. After entering and watching te game for awhile we saw numerus womwn with purses lafger than my wifes. Afriend of mine was seen by me outside the gate and I informed her of the problem with my wife”purse because the friends purse was even larger but she wasadmitted with the large purse and ther was no prpblem.I Guess it only matters what gate you go in. When I asked a security supervisor about this, he said”Hines Field has a policy and my wife’purse was to large and she was to get out of line because she was holding up the line. If you are going to enforce this rulr do so for everyone!!!
    You already set the policy by letting her take her purse in at all the other games for the past years.I wonder how a lawyer would view this breech ofpolicy and what he/she would view you telling people to put their purses in the car if cars started to be broken into and pueses stolen. Thank you for letting me express this. Just treat everyone the same!!

    1. Teena Leydig says:

      I had the same problem with my “large” purse at last Thursday night’s Pitt game – could not take it in. I told the “supervisor” that my family of 3 would not be able to attend the game if I couldn’t take my purse in (our car was in the city). He said, “Then go home.” I asked to speak to his supervisor and he said no one was above him but a city cop. This supervisor was mid-20’s. He would not allow me to speak to anyone above him. The city copy I spoke to laughed. I then went from gate to gate until a woman let me in without even looking in my purse. Later in the game, a woman came to visit someone in our section with a LARGE bag and took a laptop out of it. Needless to say, I was fuming. Not pleased with the treatment I received. I am a 10 year season ticket holder. I’ll be calling the front office soon.

      1. Teena Leydig says:

        Also, I saw at least 2 women say their “large” purse was a diaper bag, with no baby in sight!