The action on Steelers game day starts well before kickoff at Heinz Field and fans can enjoy it all.
The Steelers 1st-IN-GOAL program, presented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, provides early arriving fans the chance to win great prizes and once you are in the gate there is plenty of entertainment and excitement.
Check out all of the activities listed on the Game Day Schedule for the Steelers-Seahawks game this Sunday, Sept. 18 and make sure you arrive early to watch the team's pregame warm-ups and help them get fired up for game time.
Gates open at 11 a.m.
Steelers Game Day Schedule for Sunday, Sept. 18
Steelers 1st –IN-GOAL, presented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, gives fans that arrive early a chance to win great prizes, including pre-game field passes. The first 25,000 fans who enter Heinz Field for each home Steelers game will be given a scratch-off card, distributed at all gates as well as suite and club entrances. Fans will have the opportunity to win pre-game field passes and the chance to participate in the pre-game Terrible Towel Twirl, Stage AE concert tickets, $10 of Steelers merchandise at any Steelers Sideline Store and more. For more information, visit 1st-IN-GOAL. * *
Stage AE Steelers Tailgate PartyStage AE is the Official Tailgate Zone of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stop by every home game for your chance to win tickets to the game and other Steelers prizes. Admission is free. Join the Steelers Radio Network, WDVE, before and after the game for cutting edge interviews and the inside track on Steelers Football. For more details, click on Stage AE Steelers Tailgate Party.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette FanCam
Fans attending Steelers games this season will have a chance to prove they were there when the Post-Gazette FanCam comes to Heinz Field for all eight home games in 2011. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats 30 minutes before kickoff each week, because at that time an ultra-high-def, 5 billion pixel image will be shot from the center of the field. For more details, click here.Additional ActivitiesMcDonald's Steelers Kickoff show will be broadcast from 11:30-noon in the Coca-Cola Great Hall with Bob Pompeani and Edmund Nelson.
Coca-Cola Great Hall Stage: Jill West & The Blues Attack performing from 11 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
National Anthem:REO Speedwagon will perform pregame and sing the National Anthem.
Color Guard:Shanksville Pa. Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard, first responders on the site of Flight 93 crash on Sept. 11, 2001.
Special Presentation: As a special tribute to the families of Flight 93, Dermontti Dawson will be presenting the Steelers team flag he carried at the NFL Kickoff Game Opening Ceremonies to the Nacke Family in an on field presentation. Louis J. Nacke, was one of the heroes of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001. His son, brother, niece and nephew will be on field to accept the flag on behalf of the families.
Terrible Towel Twirl:Led by former Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, members of the Nacke family in honor Louis Nacke who was lost on Sept. 11, 2001 on Flight 93, season ticket holder Shannon Smith, and 1st-IN-GOAL pre-game field pass winners.
Halftime: Marshall University Marching Band.