On Saturday night, fans from across Steelers Country packed River City Brewing Company in Jacksonville, FL for a Road Warrior Block Party.
Hosted by Steelers Nation Unite, fans had an opportunity to meet former players, win prizes, be part of a Steelers Live broadcast and get ready for game day with other diehard fans. The Official Home of Steelers Nation, Steelers Nation Unite is how fans can stay connected with each other, with the team, and get rewarded for their loyalty. Fans can join for free at SteelersNationUnite.com and stay up to date with all of the latest news, content, and events for members around the world.
The Steelers Nation Unite Road Warrior Block Party in Jacksonville was headlined by three former players and fan favorites - Merril Hoge, Rocky Bleier and Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes. The players participated in a Q&A, posed for photos with fans, and appeared on a special edition of Steelers Live, hosted by Missi Matthews. At the end of the night, each player signed their jersey and some lucky fans got to take home a new jersey to add to their collections.
"Here We Go, Steelers, Here We Go." The rallying cry of Steelers Nation could be heard ringing throughout the night at River City Brewing Company as fans packed the venue to get fired up for game day and party with other fans from all across Steelers Country.
Hours before the players showed up to officially get the party started, fans were filing into River City Brewing Company. More than 15 states were represented and three countries were represented in what was an incredible display of passion, energy and Steelers pride.
Mexico was also well-represented on Saturday night, including a group of fans who made a more than 20-hour bus trip just to see their team play this weekend and party with Steelers Nation.
This season marks the 10th anniversary of the team's Super Bowl XLIII victory, which took place just a few hours away from the Road Warrior Block Party held in Jacksonville. No Steelers fan will ever forget Santonio Holmes' MVP performance, including the incredible toe-tap touchdown catch to win the game. With a little help from a fan, Holmes was happy recreate that defining moment on Saturday night.
In all, the Road Warrior Block Party in Jacksonville was a memorable night that wouldn't have been possible without the best fans in the world.