Steelers Nation turns out to support team

Posted Jan 15, 2016

Downtown Pittsburgh was filled with Steelers fans for a lunchtime pep rally.

Steelers Nation came out in full force on Friday to show their support for the Steelers at a pep rally in downtown Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership hosted the pep rally in Market Square, and let’s just say black and gold and Terrible Towels were everywhere.

“I'm always proud of the way Pittsburghers band together,” said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. “We were very excited to work with the Steelers, Allegheny County, iHeartMedia and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to have Steelers Nation Unite in the heart of the city - Market Square. We believe in the black and gold.”

Former Steelers Tunch Ilkin, Craig Wolfley and Chris Hoke definitely did their part to get the crowd going, not like they really needed help.

“Everywhere you go, whether it’s downtown Pittsburgh, the outlying suburbs, or all the way across the country, you feel like Steelers Nation absolutely encircles and rides with everybody,” said Wolfley. “That is the way you start circulated the mojo. It has to be stimulated, circulated and outpoured by Steelers Nation and the team. That is the way it works. Myron Cope would tell you that himself.”