Game Day Information

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals | Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 4:25 p.m. Eastern Time | Gates open at 2:30 p.m. | Presented by VISA and PNC

Important Times

  • Parking Lots Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • Will Call Open: 1:30 p.m.
  • Gates Open: 2:30 p.m.
  • Kickoff: 4:25 p.m.

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 Checking In earns 10 yards and gives members a chance to win an unforgettable on-field experience!

Fans who aren't members can join the Official Home of Steelers Nation free by visiting Become an official member to get rewarded with exclusive benefits and amazing experiences that can only come from the team.

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: Bud Light, Your Neighborhood Ford Store, Sirius XM, GEICO, iHeart Media (WDVE), Hyundai, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, VISA and Stage AE.

Participate in the pregame Built Ford Tough Toughest Tailgate Challenge for a chance to win a Steelers Pro Shop gift card! Just look for the Ford F-150 truck tower. If you make the throw into the elevated truck – you win!

Visit the Visa Virtual Fitting Room on Art Rooney Avenue from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Step into the photo booth, and get a picture decked out in virtual Steelers team gear! Plus, meet former Steelers DE Brett Keisel from 1:30 to 2:30pm as part of the Visa Virtual Fitting Room experience!

Steelers Tailgate at Stage AE

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

FedEx Great Hall

Live performance by Calvin Stemley and The Stemtecs

Other Activities

Meet and Greet opportunity with Steelers legend Bubby Brister from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Ford Fan Zone. Open to all ticketed fans!

Meet and Greet opportunity with Steelers legend Matt Spaeth from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the PNC Champions Club. Please note: the PNC Champions Club is exclusive to PNC Champions Club ticketed guests.

The Terrible Towel Twirl will be led by Santonio Holmes

On-field pregame performance by the Upper Saint Clair High School Marching Band.

During the game, fans can also visit the Visa Virtual Fitting Room in-stadium location behind Section 141 and get a photo wearing their virtual Steelers gear. This experience will be available at this location from 2:30 p.m. to the start of the fourth quarter.


The 1st-IN-GOAL promotion, sponsored by Steelers Nation Unite, will give the first 25,000 fans who enter Heinz Field on Sunday, October 22 a scratch and win card, with the opportunity to win exclusive prizes from the team.

This week's prizes:

  • FREE Any Size Coffee, at participating GetGo® locations.
  • FREE Large Fries at participating McDonald's locations.
  • FREE Appetizer with a $10 dollar purchase redeemable at any Buford's Kitchen location
  • FREE Small Pepsi Cola fountain drink redeemable at any Heinz Field Goal Line concession stand.
  • FREE Smith's stadium hot dog. Redeemable at any Heinz Field Goal Line concession stand.
  • FREE Isaly's Steel Town or Goal Line Grinder Sandwich redeemable at the Isaly's location on the West Main concourse near section 137, today only.
  • FREE Fox's Pizza Den stadium pizza. Redeemable at any Heinz Field Goal Line concession stand.
  • FREE Pair of Stage AE concert tickets redeemable at the Steelers Nation Unite tents located inside Gate B, Gate C or the Ford Fan Zone.
  • FREE Pair of pregame field passes redeemable at the Staeelers Nation Unite tent located at the Ford Fan Zone.

Game Day Entertainment

  • National Anthem: As a tribute to the late MecKeesport native Jimmy Beaumont, The Skyliners will perform the National Anthem.
  • Halftime: On-field flag football game featuring the Pittsburgh Flag Football League.

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.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have also teamed up with Waze, a community-based traffic and navigation app, to provide you with the most efficient routes to and from the game. Waze is the only GPS program that (thanks to our partnership) has Heinz Field parking lots, event day traffic patterns, and street closures incorporated, providing fans with accurate directions to your specific lot and with real-time traffic alerts. Download the free app from Apple's App store and Google Play.

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 / Traffic Updates

  • RTE 28 SB - There is a lane restriction on RTE 28 SB exit to North Shore. Consider using exit 1B to East Ohio Street to avoid delays.
  • 7th Street Bridge – Closed. Follow posted detour to 9th Street Bridge
  • I-279 HOV - HOV Outbound is now open.

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

New for this season, fans attending Steelers home games can access an exclusive game day section on the Steelers Official Mobile App, including one-touch access to in-stadium replays on your phone, parking information, fan conduct reporting forms and more. Its easy to do and FREE!

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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 UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

Steelers Pro Shop at Heinz Field

All Heinz Field merchandise locations will feature $5 Off Nike "Against the North" T-Shirts 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.