The Steelers have officially announced that they will not be allowing fans at Heinz Field for at least the first two home games this season.
On Thursday afternoon they sent an email to season ticket holders that said, ""Over the last several months we have been communicating with public health officials and the NFL on plans for fans to safely attend games this season," read the email. "We obviously know and greatly appreciate the dedication of our fans and your strong desire to attend games this season. Unfortunately, given the current conditions and state orders, we will not be able to welcome fans to Heinz Field at this time, and so we have determined that we will not be hosting fans for the first 2 regular season home games."
Steelers President Art Rooney II issued a statement that you can read at Steelers.com.
Season ticket holders will automatically be refunded for the first two regular season home games, with the refund processed through their original form of payment.
Adam Schefter from ESPN is reporting that Steelers will not have fans at Heinz Field for at least the first two home games this season. Schefter tweeted the news on Thursday afternoon.
Aditi Kinkhabwala from the NFL also tweeted about it saying, "The #Steelers had been tremendously hopeful they’d be able to have some fans at Heinz Field. Just now, they told season tickets holders: not yet." She also included a graphic with the Tweet which you can see below.
The Steelers’ first two home games are against the Broncos on Sept. 20th and the Texans on Sept. 27th.
This is a developing story, and we are still waiting for official word from the team.