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Heinz Field, Pittsburgh

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Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field opened in 2001 and offers views of football, the city's many bridges, the downtown district, and the riverfront. Taking its name from the locally based H.J. Heinz Company, the field features a giant scoreboard flanked with 11 m (35 ft) of neon Heinz ketchup bottles, which virtually pour onto the screen. The stadium itself is made with over 10.9 million kg (12,000 tons) of steel, as a nod to the city's steel production heritage. When you enter through Gate B, you'll find The Great Hall, which celebrates the city's rich history of football, including memorabilia and historical artifacts. Make sure you check out the great selection of award-winning food vendors. Work out when and for how long to visit Heinz Field and other Pittsburgh attractions using our handy Pittsburgh trip generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    If you are a fan of the Steelers there is no better place. The stadium also offers various venues for special dinners, weddings and great parties. The catered food is just great and obviously the mana...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Visited during a Steelers practice and was very impressed with the amount of entry gates to stadium. Gate personnel were very helpful to direct us to seating areas along with eating facilities and sto...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Enjoyed visiting Heintz Stadium for Steelers Family Fest. Stadium offers many food and drink options. Beautiful scenery with the river in the background of the stadium.  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    Really nice park once you've found your seats. THE SIGNS ARE CONFUSING AS H-E-Double Hockey Sticks!! I've been to dozens of stadiums and arenas and never had this problem. Important note before you continue- there were four of us adults, each of whom did not consume a drop of alcohol and were entirely mentally present, that together shared this issue. We visited for the U2 show and our seats were in section 220. The signs above our heads indicated to turn left for something like 227-229 or right for 202-204 (I'm making that up because I don't remember the exact signage. We asked four different ushers who sent us back and forth up and down on an actual wild goose chase to find our seats. I'm embarrassed to admit we circled the stadium 5 times to find our seats and missed the entire set by the Lumineers simply trying to locate our seats. Oh, Ophelia :( It was a mixture of poor instruction by the staff and horribly vague seating signage. Stadium food is what it is. Otherwise- the positives are the location is great and right off the free T stop is also cool. Once we got settled it was nice. Oh and one more thing- there were bright overhead lights above our seats that made it hard to enjoy the concert and feel engaged. Ushers: we found our seats with or without you (mostly without!!)
  • June 14, 2017
    I saw U2 here and everything was really orderly getting in. They could have had a few more doors open after the concert. The food was what is to be expected at a football stadium. Okay and expensive but worth it. The seating is great here and I had an all around great experience.
  • June 16, 2017
    I loved it! The tour guides are funny and very kind. It is very interesting to learn about the background of Heinz Field. You can walk in to the locker rooms for the NFL and college teams. Kids would love the tour.
  • June 8, 2017
    The facility is kept clean. The contractor staff is very helpful and works hard to serve good food and drink. Awesome venue for shows. Especially U2. Great night.
  • July 2, 2017
    Took our family on a tour. My husband is a lifelong steelers fan. For him this was such a great experience. The whole family enjoyed the tour. The guide was very informative & knowlegable. The tour was well organized & even our 6 year old enjoyed it.

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