PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Heinz Field management is reminding fans attending the U.S. Women's National Teammatch vs. Costa Rica*onSunday, August 16, of stadium policies that are in place. All gates open at11:30 a.m. Kickoff is set for1:30 p.m.*
This game marks the team's first match since winning the 2015 Women's World Cup. The U.S. beat Japan, 5-2, on July 5, to capture their third Women's World Cup. This also marks the first time the team will visit Heinz Field since 2004.
Those attending the game should also be aware there will be a full closure of inbound (eastbound) I-376 (Parkway West) and the inbound Fort Pitt Tunnel occurring tonight, August 14, through Sunday morning, August 16.
Parking lots open at 9:30 a.m. Fans are encouraged to use public parking, which is available at the West General Robinson Garage, the North Shore Garage, at parking garages downtown, at Station Square and at Allegheny Center.
Fans that park downtown can utilize the North Shore Connector to get them to Heinz Field. Fans can use either the Gateway or Wood Street station and the connector will transport them to the North Shore.
The NFL's Bag Policy that was implemented in 2013 will be in effect for this game. Fans are encouraged to not bring a bag into events. If necessary, there are two options: a clear plastic bag the size of a 1 gallon Ziploc bag or a small hand held purse clutch. For more information on the bag policy, visit http://www.steelers.com/tickets-and-stadium/security-guide.html
In addition, Heinz Field management does not permit the following items in the stadium: selfie sticks, coolers, bags (see bag policy), thermoses, backpacks, large purses, cans, glass bottles, flasks, alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, noisemakers, strollers, video & movie cameras, tripods, audio recording equipment, weapons and any other items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate. All bags are subject to inspection. Umbrellas may be brought into the stadium but are not permitted to be open in the seating bowl.