Home of the NFL team the Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field can hold more than 65,000 fans in its stadium. It sits on the bank of the Allegheny River and from its seats you can view the iconic Pittsburgh city skyline and riverfront. Large concerts and University of Pittsburgh football games are also played here. At nearly 1.5 million square feet in size, the stadium holds an impressive range of facilities from seating and lounges to concessions and televisions.
The horseshoe-shaped stadium opened in 2001 after two years of construction, in which more than 12,000 tons of steel was used (an ode to the city’s history of steel production.) The stadium’s field is comprised of natural Kentucky Bluegrass, which is heated from below to stay in season year-round. Six giant trophy displays showcase the team’s history of success. The stadium’s thousands of seats have impressively been sold out for every Steelers home game since 1972.
Located in the North Shore neighborhood of Pittsburgh, it is accessible from Exit 1B off of Interstate 279. Get there by driving or by taking the LightRail to the Allegheny station. Parking is available in several lots both in the North Shore area by the field and in the downtown area.