Anytime the team hits the road for a game, the question is not whether Steelers fans will be there, but how many black-and-gold wearing diehards will be waving their Terrible Towels in an opponent's stadium.
There are plenty of recent examples from seasons past where Steelers Nation has made an away stadium feel more like home than anything else. Instances like that are not confined to game day, either, because when fans get together, they are united by their passion for the black and gold.
During the season, fans are able to come together before game day even arrives, with Road Warrior parties hosted by Steelers Nation Unite, the Official Home of Steelers Nation. With so many Steelers bars and fan clubs located throughout the country, practically every city the team visits has some place where fans call home. These bars, restaurants and venues oftentimes serve as homes for out-of-town fans on a given weekend, and welcome in their extended Steelers family with open arms.
At the Road Warrior parties, Steelers Nation Unite delivers excitement and entertainment, with opportunities for fans to meet Steelers Legends, win great prizes and get ready for game day with a packed house of Terrible Towel-waving superfans. This past season, fans were joined at the various Steelers Nation Unite Road Warrior parties by the likes of Hall of Famer Dermontti Dawson, Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes, Merril Hoge, LaMarr Woodley, Jason Gildon, Trai Essex, Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley.
There were special on-location editions of Steelers Live, hosted by Missi Matthews and Bob Labriola, that brought fans from around the world into the party to experience the excitement and give them a breakdown of the coming games.
Take a look at the top fan photos from the Steelers Nation Unite Road Warrior Block Party at Callahan's On 87th (KS) in Week 6.
All fans in attendance at each party also got the chance to go home with some new gear, including autographed jerseys from the Steelers Legends who appeared that night.
And as much fun as the fans had at each Road Warrior party, the Steelers Legends enjoyed it just as much, getting a chance to get out and see the fans who always so passionately supported them in their playing careers.
For more on these Road Warrior parties and to get access to the full list each season, visit SteelersNationUnite.com and join for free to become a member. Plus, members receive access to exclusive content, benefits and rewards all year long, just for being a loyal fan.