Heinz Field Advisory for Sunday's Steelers Game

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Heinz Field Management Issues Advisory for Sunday's Steelers Game

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Fans Asked to Bring Unwrapped Toys for Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive



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PITTSBURGH *— Steelers fans can help put a smile on the face of needy local children this Holiday season by making a donation to the annual
Steelers/Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drivethis Sunday, Dec. 7, when the Steelers host the Dallas Cowboys at Heinz Field. Kickoff for the game is at 4:15 p.m.
Uniformed Marines will be stationed at the Don Farr Moving truck on General Robinson Street at the corner of Art Rooney Avenue and at collection bins at Gates A, B and C, beginning at Noon and ending 15 minutes after kickoff. All fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to help needy local children have a merrier Christmas. Toys are especially needed for girls and boys ages infant to 12. It is also requested that no "weapon toy" or gift cards be included.

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The Steelers and Heinz Field management remind fans attending Sunday's Steelers game against the Dallas Cowboys about some traffic, access and security matters.

Fans are encouraged to
arrive earlyto allow enough time to pass through stadium security. All fans entering Heinz Field will be subject to full pat downs.

The Coca-Cola Great Hall and the South Plaza (Gates A and B) will open at 1 p.m., approximately three hours prior to kickoff. Gate C (access to the seating bowl, club lounges and suites) will open at 2 p.m.

Fans are also reminded of the following stadium policies:

· Coolers, bags, backpacks and large purses (larger than 8½ by 11) will be prohibited. Small purses, fanny packs, small camera cases and binocular cases and diaper bags will be permitted, however, all bags are subject to inspection. All bags that do not pass security must be returned to vehicles. In addition, Thermoses will not be permitted in the stadium.

· Media must present identification and check-in prior to being admitted to the stadium.

· Media planning on exiting and re-entering the stadium at any point on game day must have their credential "scanned-out" before exiting in order for it to be valid for re-entry.
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Heinz Field management recommends that all fans lock their vehicles and keep personal belongings out of sight before entering the stadium. Fans are advised to not leave valuables in their vehicles during games.

In addition, oversized vehicles are prohibited from traveling around Heinz Field on Steelers game day.


*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 advised to only purchase tickets from the Steelers ticket office or access the team's online TicketExchange service by logging on to www.steelers.com/ticketexchange or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Fans are advised not to purchase paper tickets printed through the TicketExchange service from scalpers because of the possibility of counterfeiting. 


*Traffic Alerts


PennDot, the Pittsburgh city police and other partners are working with the Steelers and Heinz Field management to facilitate event access and to provide tips that will help with your game day commute:

Pre-Game Traffic
From the East:
• I-376 (Parkway East) will open to two lanes inbound (from one lane) at 1:00 pm to facilitate Steelers fans.

From the South/West:
North Shore Drive adjacent to the casino from the *West End Bridge and Beaver Avenue is restricted to one lane.

*From the North Rte 65:

• The ramp from North Route 65 to North Shore Drive is closed. Motorists should follow the detour toBeaver Avenue *southbound. 

*Post-Game Traffic

Heading East:
• Stanwix Street southbound, from Penn Avenue to Liberty Avenue (in the Golden Triangle), is detoured via a "U" turn from Penn Avenue (westbound) to Liberty Avenue (eastbound).

*Heading North to I-279:

• The HOV lane (northbound) isOPEN.
• All Madison Avenue northbound traffic is routed to the Hazlett Street entrance to North I-279 via East Street.


Commercial Trucks
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No commercial trucks will be permitted on North Shore local roads surrounding Heinz Field from three hours prior to kickoff until after the conclusion of the game.

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