Game Day Information

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins | Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time | Presented by Hyundai | Gates open at 11:00 a.m.

Important Times

  • Parking Lots Open: 8:00 a.m.
  • Will Call Open: 10:00 a.m.
  • Gates Open: 11:00 a.m.
  • Kickoff: 1:05 p.m.

Playoff Gate Giveaway

The first 10,000 fans to enter Heinz Field will receive a "Heinz Field by Night" photo presented by Hyundai.


Pregame Activities

Fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid anticipated heavy traffic and last minute crowds at the gate, and to enjoy in-stadium pregame activities.

Steelers Nation Unite

Steelers Nation Unite members are encouraged to Check In at the game using the Steelers mobile app or by visiting on their smartphones. Checking In is the best way for members to have a chance to score an unforgettable game day experience!

Fans who aren't members can join the team's official loyalty program for free by visiting Steelers Nation Unite is the best way for fans to get rewarded with amazing benefits, rewards and experiences that can only come from the Steelers.

Art Rooney Avenue

Be a part of the Steelers Experience and capture memorable photos with our giant Steelers gloves, compare yourself with actual size player cutouts, and our "How Do You Stack Up?" display. Get your official Steelers gear directly from the Steelers Merchandise Trailer, and visit the many Steelers partners for a chance to win prizes and exciting giveaways. This week's partners include: Hyundai, iHeart Media (WDVE), the State Farm RoadHouse and the UPMC Health Plan Bus.

Visit the State Farm Roadhouse near Gate B at 10:45 a.m. to meet Steelers Legend Franco Harris.

Steelers Tailgate at Stage AE

Live music from House of Soul, food and beer specials and Steelers prize giveaways, including autographed items. Admission is FREE. LEARN MORE

FedEx Great Hall

Playoff Party with DJ Steve Maffei Jr.

Other Events

Meet and Greet opportunity with Steelers legend Yancey Thigpen from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Ford Fan Zone. Open to all ticketed fans!

Meet and Greet opportunity with Steelers legend Andy Russell from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the PNC Champions Club. Please note: the PNC Champions Club is exclusive to PNC Champions Club ticketed guests.

The University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band and the Pittsburgh Steeline will perform an on-field drum-off.

Steelers Legend Alan Faneca and actor Joe Manganiello will lead the Terrible Towel Twirl.


The 1st-IN-GOAL promotion, sponsored by Steelers Nation Unite, gives the first 25,000 fans who enter Heinz Field early on game days a scratch and win card, with the opportunity to win exclusive prizes from the team.

This week's prizes:

  • FREE Small Pepsi Cola fountain drink
  • FREE Smith's stadium hot dog
  • FREE Fox's Pizza Den stadium pizza
  • FREE Pair of Stage AE concert tickets
  • FREE Pair of pregame field passes
  • FREE Large fries at participating McDonald's locations
  • FREE Appetizer with a $10 dollar purchase at any Buford's Kitchen location
  • FREE Coffee, any size, at participating GetGo® locations
  • FREE Isaly’s Steel Town or Goal Line Grinder Sandwich

Game Day Entertainment

  • National Anthem: Josh Gallagher, runner-up on Season 11 of The Voice, will perform the National Anthem.
  • Halftime: Live on-field performance by Josh Gallagher;

Counterfeit Tickets

The Steelers and Heinz Field management are warning fans to watch out for counterfeit tickets when attempting to make a purchase from scalpers. Fans looking to purchase tickets are encouraged to visit NFL Ticket Exchange to buy-and-sell verified tickets from other fans or visit Steelers Ticket Exchange to buy-and-sell verified tickets from other Steelers fans. Fans are advised not to purchase paper tickets printed through the TicketExchange service from scalpers because of the possibility of counterfeiting.

Alerts, Traffic and Weather

For LIVE traffic & parking updates on game day, download the Steelers Mobile App and sign up for Game Day / Stadium Alerts, follow @heinzfield on Twitter and listen to 102.5 FM WDVE.

For the latest weather forecast and conditions, including weather maps and more, visit

Alternate Routes to the Game

  • I-279 NB - When Exit 1B becomes heavily congested, use N. Shore Alternate Route Exit 1D (Follow signage)
  • I-279 SB - When Exit 1B becomes heavily congested, use N. Shore Alternate Route Exit 2B (Follow signage)

Exiting Advice

  • I-279 Access - After the game, quick access to I-279 North is provided via the HOV entrances at Reedsdale Street & Mazeroski Way and Lacock Street & Anderson Street.
  • Clemente Bridge – Both lanes on the bridge will head towards the City after the game, the right lane must turn right. Please use the Rachel Carson (9th St.) Bridge to avoid congestion on Clemente Bridge.

Construction Updates

  • 7th Street Bridge – Closed. Follow posted detour to 9th Street Bridge.

Uber Drop-Off/Pick-Up Area

Uber will be helping fans arrive and depart from Heinz Field for all Steelers home games this season. The designated Uber Drop-off/Pick-up Area is located along Reedsdale Street heading eastbound, between Art Rooney Avenue and Tony Dorsett Drive (Follow Signage).

*All information subject to change

Steelers Mobile App

Fans attending games at Heinz Field are encouraged to download the Official Steelers Mobile Aps to enhance your gameday experience with features including digital ticketing, real-time scores and drive stats, as well as a new "Gameday @ Heinz Field" section that will feature exclusive in-stadium play-by-play video highlights, stadium information and new fan reporting form.

The Official App of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Yinzcam, Inc.

50/50 Raffle

There will be 50/50 raffle kiosks and personnel moving throughout the stadium selling tickets at various locations around Heinz Field. 50/50 Raffle ticket prices are:

  • 3 for $5
  • 10 for $10
  • 40 for $20

Raffle tickets are available for purchase when the gates open (2 hours before kickoff) until the end of the 3rd quarter.

This week's 50/50 Raffle benefits The United Way

Steelers Pro Shop at Heinz Field

All Heinz Field merchandise locations will feature Authentic Elite Jerseys 40% Off along with $5 Off AFC North Division Champ Hats during the game. Plus, visit one of our four Steelers Authentic Memorabilia locations delivering the widest and most proprietary selection of game used and Steelers Memorabilia.

*During the game only at Heinz Field Pro Shop merchandise locations.