Game Day Information

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots | Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 4:25 p.m. Eastern Time | Gates open at 2:25 p.m. | Presented by 84 Lumber

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 is hosting a pregame party for all fans at Tequila Cowboy on Saturday night. Former Steelers Charlie Batch and Shaun Suisham will make appearances, host a Q&A and be available for photo opportunities throughout the night. All fans in attendance will also have a chance to win great prizes, including autographed jerseys and new Steelers Nation Unite gear. RSVP.

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: Ford, Bud Light, Don's Appliances, Hyundai, iHeart Media (WDVE) and Stage AE.

Steelers Tailgate at Stage AE

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

FedEx Great Hall

Pregame party featuring DJ Steve Maffei Jr. on the main stage in the FedEx Great Hall!

Other Activities

Meet and Greet opportunity with Steelers legend Aaron Smith from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Ford Fan Zone. Open to all ticketed fans!

Meet and Greet opportunity with Steelers legend Craig Bingham from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the PNC Champions Club. Please note: the PNC Champions Club is exclusive to PNC Champions Club ticketed guests.

Fans are encouraged to be in their seats early to witness a flyover by the BFA 32 Swordsmen of the United States Navy out of Virginia Beach Naval Air Station Oceana Air.

The Baldwin High School Marching Band will perform on field during pregame.

The Terrible Towel Twirl will be led by Steelers Legends Brett Keisel and Aaron Smith


The 1st-IN-GOAL promotion, sponsored by Steelers Nation Unite, will give the first 25,000 fans who enter Heinz Field on Sunday, December 17 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®.
  • FREE Big Mac at participating McDonald's locations.
  • FREE Appetizer with a $10 dollar purchase. One coupon per table. 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 Steelers Nation Unite tents located inside Gate B, Gate C or the Ford Fan Zone.
  • FREE Pair of pregame field passes redeemable at the Steelers Nation Unite tent located at the Ford Fan Zone.

Game Day Entertainment

  • National Anthem: The National Anthem will be performed by Clinton Clegg, lead singer for The Common Heart.
  • Halftime: The Baldwin High School Marching Band will perform on field during halftime.

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

  • RTE 65 – Long term Northbound restrictions remain in place.

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 Wreaths Across America and United Way

Steelers Pro Shop at Heinz Field

All Heinz Field merchandise locations will feature Free Ornament w/ $50 Purchase and 2 for $30 knit 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.