The Steelers have clinched a spot in the 2020 AFC Playoffs, and with a win in Cincinnati or a loss by the Cleveland Browns against the New York Giants, the team would host at least one playoff game at Heinz Field. The team is now preparing for the potential of hosting fans at Heinz Field for postseason games after the current Pennsylvania state orders for crowd size expire on January 4, 2021.
As part of those preparations, the team sent an email to season ticket holders on Tuesday with details about selecting seats for postseason games. In the email, the team said it does anticipate there being a limited number of tickets available for home playoff games, and thus, may not be able to accommodate all season ticket holders who wish to attend playoff games.
The email also outlined other important details in a "What You Need To Know" section, which included the following: timeframe to order tickets, details on ticket pods and locations which take into account social distancing guidelines and payment information.
"We are preparing for the possibility of hosting fans at Heinz Field for the postseason after the current State orders expire in Jan. 4, 2021," said Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten in a statement on Tuesday. "Our goal is to use our previous stadium model and manifest from earlier this year to host approximately 7,500 people at the stadium in January.
"We appreciate those fans who have attended games this year for their support and cooperation in adhering to the policies and protocols that made Heinz Field a safe place to attend a game. We have communicated with our season ticket holders and suite holders about the potential return of fans to Heinz Field in January, and we look forward to hopefully having fans back in the stands for any potential playoff games."