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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots

December 17, 2017 @ 4:25 pm - 8:25 pm

Steelers Patriots Heinz Field 2017

2017 NFL Regular Season

Week 15

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2017 NFL Season home game against the New England Patriots will take place on Sunday, December 17. The game will kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET and be broadcast locally on CBS with radio play-by-play on 102.5 WDVE. Tickets for Steelers v. Patriots can be purchased via TicketMaster and TicketMaster NFL Ticket Exchange.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Steelers vs. Patriots Gameday is presented by 84 Lumber.

PARKING, BOX OFFICE, GATES, KICK-OFF

  • Parking lots open at 12:30 p.m.
  • Will Call, located at the Steelers Ticket Office at Gate B, opens at 1:30 p.m.
  • Stadium gates open at 2:30 p.m.
  • Kick-off at 4:25 p.m.

COUNTERFEIT TICKETS

The Steelers and Heinz Field management are warning fans to watch out for counterfeit tickets when attempting to make a purchase from scalpers. Fans looking to purchase tickets are encouraged to visit  NFL Ticket Exchange to buy-and-sell verified tickets from other fans or visit Steelers Ticket Exchange to buy-and-sell verified tickets from other Steelers fans. Fans are advised not to purchase paper tickets printed through the TicketExchange service from scalpers because of the possibility of counterfeiting.

CLEAR 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, at all Steelers Sideline Stores and at  nflshop.com).
  • Visit HeinzField.com/bagpolicy for more information and details.

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PRE-GAME ACTIVITIES

STEELERS NATION UNITE HOME PREGAME PARTY

Steelers Nation Unite is hosting a home pregame party for all fans at Tequila Cowboy on Saturday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. Former Steelers Charlie Batch and Shaun Suisham will make appearances, host a Q&A and be available for photo opportunities throughout the night. All fans in attendance will also have a chance to win great prizes, including autographed jerseys and new Steelers Nation Unite gear.

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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 12 p.m. Nomad will be performing from 2 p.m. to 3:30 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.

Fans will be led from Stage AE to the stadium approximately 60 minutes before kickoff by the Steelers Nation Unite Fan Parade and the Steeline Drumline.

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 (5:30 p.m.), 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.

IN-STADIUM ACTIVITIES

FREE Wi-Fi

The Steelers offer free Wi-Fi for all fans throughout Heinz Field. More information can be found at heinzfield.com/wifi.

50-50 RAFFLE

For all home games in 2017, the Steelers have a 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefiting local charities. One fan will take home half the prize, and for this game, the other half will benefit the United Way and Wreaths Across America. The winning number is announced after the end of the third quarter. For more information regarding the 50/50 raffle, please visit www.steelers.com/community/50-50-raffle.html.

1ST-IN-GOAL

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reward fans who arrive early with free prizes and giveaways as part of the team’s 1st-IN-GOAL promotion, presented by Steelers Nation Unite. The first 25,000 fans to enter Heinz Field on game day will receive a scratch-off card revealing a prize. This week’s partners and prizes include: FREE Pepsi Cola fountain drink, FREE Smith’s Stadium Hot Dog, FREE Fox’s Pizza Den Stadium Pizza, FREE pair of STAGE AE concert tickets, FREE pair of pre-game field passes, FREE Big Mac, FREE Buford’s Kitchen Restaurant appetizer, FREE GetGo Coffee, and a FREE Isaly’s Steel Town or Goal Line Grinder Sandwich.

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 2:30 p.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 alumnus Aaron Smith will meet fans for photo opportunities from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 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.

 

ON-FIELD ACTIVITIES

 

BFA 32 SWORDSMEN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY

Fans are encouraged to be in their seats to witness a flyover prior to kickoff by the BFA 32 Swordsmen of the United States Navy out of Virginia Beach Naval Air Station Oceana Air.

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

The entire 150-member Baldwin High School Marching Band will perform on-field during pregame and halftime. Baldwin High School was selected by Art Rooney Sr. to play at Three Rivers Stadium’s first game when it opened in 1970 and then chosen to play there again by Daniel Rooney for the stadium’s final game in 2000. Baldwin was the first band to perform at Heinz Field when the stadium opened in 2001.

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 alumni Brett Keisel and Aaron Smith.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

The National Anthem will be performed by Clinton Clegg, lead singer for The Commonheart. He will be joined by the United States Army Color Guard.

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 Mt. Pleasant native Captain David Gray of the Army.


ACCESS, SECURITY AND STADIUM POLICIES

The Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans attending the game about some access and security matters, including the following stadium policies:

  • Walk-through metal detectors will be in place at every Heinz Field entry point this year.
  • Signs and apparel with foul language or inappropriate messages are prohibited at Heinz Field. Fans with signage or apparel bearing foul language will not be allowed into Heinz Field or will be subject to expulsion from the stadium.
  • Media must present identification and check-in prior to being admitted to the stadium.
  • Media planning on exiting and re-entering the stadium at any point on game day must have their credential “scanned-out” before exiting in order for it to be valid for re-entry.

Heinz Field management recommends that all fans lock their vehicles and keep personal belongings out of sight before entering the stadium. Fans are advised to not leave valuables in their vehicles during games.

Details

Date:
December 17, 2017
Time:
4:25 pm - 8:25 pm
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Venue

Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Website:
http://heinzfield.com