Steelers vs. Patriots Traffic and Parking Alerts


Steelers vs. Patriots Traffic and Parking Alerts
Acrisure Mgmt. encourages fans to arrive two hours early to Sunday’s 1:00 P.M. game

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers host the New England Patriots at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday, September 18. The game will be televised locally on KDKA-TV and nationally on CBS. Kickoff is set for 1:00 P.M.

Fans are encouraged to arrive two hours early to avoid anticipated heavy traffic and last-minute crowds at the gate, and to enjoy in-stadium pregame activities. All gates will open at 11:00 A.M.

Please have your digital ticket ready on your phone as you arrive at the stadium gates.

Digital Pre-Sold Parking Passes
Pre-sold parking passes were distributed via email this season and can be either used digitally on a mobile device or printed and used as a hard-copy. Fans opting to use the digital version of their pre-sold parking pass are encouraged to display the pass on their phone prior to reaching the North Shore campus to reduce delays. Please ensure your phone’s brightness is turned up so the pass can be scanned easily.

Reserved, pre-sold parking lots around the stadium open at 8:00 A.M. to gameday parkers. Tailgating is permitted in the pre-sold lots surrounding the stadium. Fans with pre-sold parking (from the East, South and West) should use the West End Bridge to access parking facilities.

Gold 1 Garage
To reduce entering delays at the intersection of General Robinson & Chuck Noll Way, Gold 1 Garage patrons coming from I-279, Route 28, or any other points east of the campus

  • Cash/Credit Parking
    Gameday (cash/credit) parkers are encouraged to utilize parking:
    At the Champions Garage along North Shore Drive
  • In the Golden Triangle garages and ride the free Light Rail to Acrisure Stadium
  • At Station Square and ride the Gateway Clipper Fleet
  • At South Hills Light Rail Lots (for free) and ride the Light Rail to Acrisure Stadium

Gameday (cash/credit) fans arriving on the North Shore from I-279 less than two hours before game time are urged to take Exit 1C to park at Rivers Casino, Beaver Avenue or Western Avenue, or Exit 1D from I-279 Northbound or Exit 2B from I-279 Southbound to park at the Blue 10 Garage or the Nova Place Garage.

Fans are encouraged to download and utilize Waze, a free navigation app that provides you with the most efficient routes to and from the game. Waze has partnered with Acrisure Stadium to provide fans with directions directly to their parking spot while avoiding traffic delays. Acrisure Stadium provides Waze with all the time-based event day road closures that other GPS software may not be aware of.

Visit for more details and parking lot specific directions.

  • For LIVE traffic and parking updates on game day, fans are encouraged to:
    Download the Official Steelers Mobile App and sign-up to receive game day and stadium alert notifications on their smart phone and mobile devices
  • Call the traffic hotline at 412-697-7599
  • Listen to Steelers Radio 102.5 WDVE
  • Follow @AcrisureStadium on Twitter
  • Construction Activities/Detours:
    6th Street Bridge (Roberto Clemente Bridge) closure:
    • Fans traveling through Downtown or from the Ft Duquesne Blvd should access the North Shore via the 7th Street Bridge or the 9th Street Bridge.
  • Merchant Street closure:
    • All fans parking in the Red 7 lots and the Clark lots will need to access them via the Reedsdale Street & Tony Dorsett Drive intersection.

Fans can park Downtown and ride the free Light Rail to Acrisure Stadium. Fans can park in one of the seven Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages Downtown for $6 to $15. Check for space availability via iPhone (ParkPGH); Mobile (; SMS/Text and Voice (412-423-8980).

  • Fans who park Downtown are encouraged to utilize the following routes:
  • From the Parkway West, Exit 70B to Ft. Duquesne Blvd
  • From the Parkway East, Exit 71B to Second Ave.

Park at Station Square ($15) and ride the Gateway Clipper Fleet Steelers shuttle boats ($8 per person, each way). Shuttles board 2 hours before the game and run every 5-30 minutes until kickoff. Return shuttles begin in the third quarter and continue until after the game.

    I-279 NB - When Exit 1B becomes heavily congested, use N. Shore Alternate Route Exit 1D (Follow signage)
  • I-279 SB - When Exit 1B becomes heavily congested, use N. Shore Alternate Route Exit 2B (Follow signage)
    I-279 N ACCESS - After the game, quick access to I-279 North is provided via the HOV entrances at Reedsdale Street & Mazeroski Way and Lacock Street & Anderson Street. There are no minimum restrictions on HOV use on the weekend and after 7PM on weekdays. The HOV should be used by all I-279 N fans.
  • 7 TH STREET BRIDGE – Lane utilization towards the City is modified as the right lane must turn right and the left lane is a shared left/thru. Please use the Rachel Carson (9th St.) Bridge to avoid congestion on the Andy Warhol (7th St.) Bridge

West End Bridge

  • If you are in the right lane, stay in the lane across the bridge, do not merge. At the traffic signal, keep moving and turn right on red, then proceed in all directions, including returning to Route 19 South / Route 51 South / I-376 West (Parkway West).
  • Use the left lane if you are crossing the bridge from the North Shore area to Route 51 South and I-376 West to reduce travel time.

I-376 West (Parkway West), Alternate Routes to Consider:

  • To Beaver and Butler counties, Northwest Pennsylvania or Northeast Ohio
    • I-279 North via HOV, then North on I-79; OR Route 65 North, then North on I-79
  • To Southwest Allegheny County, Washington or Greene counties, West Virginia or Southeast Ohio
    • Route 65 North, then South on I-79
    • HOV to I-279 North; then South on Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) to Route 65 North at Emsworth and to I-79 South
    • Route 51 North to I-79 South (via Route 65 North; McKees Rocks Bridge South; Route 51 North; then Neville Road North to I-79 South) – 4 –
    • Steuben Street to Ingram, North on Route 60, then South on I-79 or West on I-376
    • Route 50 West to I-79 South (North on Route 60 [via Noblestown Road]; then West on Route 50 to I-79 South [Carnegie] or I-79 South [Heidelberg/Kirwan Heights])
  • Downtown (postgame)
    • Ft. Duquesne Blvd., eastbound from Stanwix Street to Sixth Ave. is closed following the game

Trucks (except those approved by police for deliveries and those displaying North Shore Pre-Sold Parking permits and traveling directly to their permitted lot or garage) are prohibited from the North Shore Streets Area (Reedsdale Street, Casino Drive, North Shore Drive and Mazeroski Way) from three hours before until two hours after the game.

In order to expedite traffic leaving the North Shore, there are numerous road closures restricting vehicle entry to the campus. As such, the only way to access the campus is from I-279 NB Exit 1B North Shore. Rideshare operators should utilize the WAZE App which will have all applicable road closures programmed and may not otherwise be available within their in-app navigation.

There are two (2) dedicated pick-up locations surrounding the North Shore after Steelers games for rideshare services. One location is along Isabella Street directly east of PNC Park and the other location is west of Rivers Casino along North Point Drive. Please note that these are the only two (2) locations that are acceptable for pick-up activities after Steelers games.

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