Stadium Activities for Steelers vs. Jaguars
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers are encouraging fans to arrive early and enjoy in-stadium pregame activities for the team’s NFL Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, January 14. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. and all gates will open at 11 a.m. Parking lots will open at 8 a.m. and the Will Call ticket window (Gate B) will open at 10 a.m.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
Artist Loren Allred, originally from the North Side of Pittsburgh, will perform America The Beautiful prior to kickoff. Allred was a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” season 3 and is the lead vocals for character Jenny Lind in the movie “The Greatest Showman.”
TERRIBLE TOWEL TWIRL
Before each Steelers game, a select group will perform the terrible towel twirl on the field near the Steelers’ player tunnel. This week’s Terrible Towel Twirl will be led by Steelers legend, Super Bowl Champion and 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalist Alan Faneca.
FLAG FOOTBALL RECOGNITION
The Pittsburgh Steelers Youth Flag Football team competing in a competition at the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando will join players on the sideline for the National Anthem and participate in the Terrible Towel Twirl.
The National Anthem will be performed by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Oates. He will be joined by the United States Army Color Guard. Oates recently released a new album titled “Arkansas” and is an avid sports fan, having appeared on numerous sports news programs.
STRIKE FIGHTER SQUADRON 83 “THE RAMPAGERS” FLYOVER
Fans are encouraged to be in their seats to witness a flyover prior to kick off by the Strike Fighter Squadron 83 “The Rampagers” of the United States Navy out of Naval Air Station Oceana Virginia Beach.
At halftime, fans will be able to watch a halftime show performance from multi-platinum duo Dan + Shay. Dan and Shay met in Nashville, but Dan Smyer’s Wexford roots have kept him a life-long Steeler fan. Dan graduated from North Allegheny High School.
ATI SALUTE TO HEROES
The ATI Salute to Heroes features a local military hometown hero at each game during the first break of the 3rd quarter. This week, the team will honor Special Forces Captain Mark Nutsch, accompanied by actor Chris Hemsworth. Nutsch is an Afghanistan War hero whose story has been made into the movie “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers,” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Hemsworth portrays Nutsch in the upcoming movie.
STEELERS PLAYOFF PEP RALLY
The Pittsburgh Steelers will host a “Steelers Playoff Pep Rally” on Saturday, January 13 at Stage AE. Admission to the event is free for all Steelers fans. Doors open for the Pep Rally at 6 p.m. Steelers alumni will appear throughout the evening. The first 1,000 fans through the door at the event will receive a special Fathead giveaway featuring six current Steelers players.
STAGE AE TAILGATE ZONE
Fans are encouraged to stop by Stage AE, the Official Tailgate Zone of the Steelers. Admission is free and the doors open at 9 a.m. Thunderstruck, the ultimate AC/DC cover band, will be performing from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fans will be able to participate in Steelers prize giveaways, including autographed items and a “jersey upgrade” where one fan can exchange their used jersey for a brand-new Steelers jersey. Food and drink specials will be available during the tailgate, including a $5 all-you-can-eat Nacho special and a microbrew tailgate selection.
The Steeline Drumline will lead a Steelers Nation Unite Fan Parade from Stage AE to the stadium approximately 60 minutes before kickoff.
ART ROONEY AVENUE
Before each game, fans are invited to participate in free activities along Art Rooney Ave. outside of the stadium three hours prior to kickoff. Fans can purchase food and drinks while enjoying experiences inside the Gameday Live Tents, a meet-and-greet with Steely McBeam, take photos with giant Steelers gloves, enter to win prizes from various Steelers partners, watch earlier NFL games and more.
NFL BAG POLICY
Heinz Field encourages fans to not bring in any type of bags. However, the following style and size bag, package or container at stadium plaza areas, stadium gates or when approaching queue lines of fans awaiting entry into the stadium are permitted:
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.” Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags are available through steelers.com and at all Steelers Sideline Stores.
Visit heinzfield.com/bagpolicy for more information.
The Steelers offer free Wi-Fi for all fans throughout Heinz Field. More information can be found at heinzfield.com/wifi.
The first 20,000 fans to enter the stadium on Sunday will receive a Fathead vinyl decal.
For all home games in 2017, the Steelers have a 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefiting local charities. One fan will take home half of the prize, and for this game, the other half will benefit the United Way. The winning number is announced after the end of the third quarter. For more information regarding the 50/50 raffle, please visit http://www.steelers.com/community/50-50-raffle.html.
FEDEX GREAT HALL
The FedEx Great Hall along the East side of the stadium will offer fans an in-stadium experience unlike any other. With a pre-game show featuring live music from DJ Steve Maffei Jr. starting when gates open at 11 a.m., fans will be able to listen to great music while visiting the Steelers Walk of Fame and Hall of Honor and enjoying food and drinks from nearby concessions stands.
FORD FAN ZONE
The Ford Fan Zone is located under the scoreboard in the south end zone and features activities for fans at each home Steelers game, including the new POW-MIA Memorial Seat and corresponding plaque. This week, Steelers alumni Willie Parker and Santonio Holmes will meet fans for photo opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
STEELERS NATION UNITE
Steelers Nation Unite is the official home of Steelers Nation. Free to join, members have opportunities to connect with the team and score exclusive rewards from wherever they follow the Steelers. Fans can sign up at www.steelersnationunite.com, on the Steelers mobile app or at Heinz Field. Members are also encouraged to check-in at the stadium on game day using the Steelers mobile app or by visiting www.steelersnationunite.com for a chance to score on-field experiences.
STEELERS MOBILE APP
The Steelers Mobile App will offer fans inside Heinz Field exclusive content only seen when inside the stadium – including the new interactive stadium map. When users turn on “Location-Based Alerts” within the app settings, they will have access to on-demand game replays, news catered to their experience in the stadium, access to guest services and more.
- 8 a.m.: Parking lots open
- 9 a.m.: Stage AE Tailgate open
- 10 a.m.: Art Rooney Ave. experiences begin
- 10 a.m.: Will Call ticket window (Gate B) open
- 11 a.m.: All gates open
- 11 a.m.: FedEx Great Hall live music begins
- 11:30 a.m.: Santonio Holmes meet-and-greet in Ford Fan Zone
- 12 p.m.: Steelers Nation Unite Parade from Stage AE to the stadium
- 12:45 p.m.: On-field performance by Loren Allred
- 1 p.m.: National Anthem performed by John Oates
- 1:05 p.m.: Steelers vs. Jaguars