Steelers Ask Fans to Arrive Early
The Steelers are reminding fans attending Sunday's AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field to avoid last minute crowds at the gates and be in their seats early for some special pre game activities on the field, including:
4:25 On field recognition of active duty servicemen and women by U. S. Army band
4:30 National anthem sung by multi-platinum rock bandSTYXwith military flyover
4:35 Steelers player introductions
4:40 Coin toss with honorary co captainJerome Bettis*
"There will be a lot of pre-game entertainment options to choose from for fans who enter the gates early for Sunday's game," said Steelers spokesperson Dave Lockett. "We want to make sure our fans are in their seats in time for a special player introduction prior to kickoff."
The Coca-Cola Great Hall and the South Plaza (Gates A and B) will open at 1:30 p.m., approximately three hours prior to kickoff. Gate C (access to the seating bowl, club lounges and suites) will open at 2:30 p.m.
Prior to kickoff, fans will also be able to enjoy live music from local bands Glitz in the Coca-Cola Great Hall and Mystic Knights in the West Main Concourse. Early arriving fans can also watch the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on the Heinz Field scoreboard, and will have access to the Steelers merchandise stores and stadium concessions.