PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) are encouraging fans to arrive early to enjoy in-stadium pregame activities for the team’s regular season home game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2) on Sunday, October 8. Kickoff is set for 1 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.
Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer
The theme for Sunday’s game is “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer.” Throughout the day fans will notice specific activities and branding in-stadium and on-field to promote breast cancer awareness and screenings. Upon entry, all fans will receive a pink Terrible Towel, sponsored by Ford and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
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. Let’s Groove Tonight 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 selection 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, a meet-and-greet with Steely McBeam, take photos with giant inflatable Steelers gloves, enter to win prizes from various Steelers partners 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 com and at all Steelers Sideline Stores.
- Visit com/bagpolicy for more information and details.
The Steelers offer free Wi-Fi for all fans throughout Heinz Field. More information can be found at heinzfield.com/wifi.
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 Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Programs and Cancer Research. 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.
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 for Sunday’s game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars 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 McDonald’s McCafe Coffee, 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 Velveeta 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 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. This week, Steelers alumni Nate Washington 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. 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.
WEST ALLEGHENY HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND
At approximately 12:40 p.m., the West Allegheny High School Marching Band will perform on-field.
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 local breast cancer survivors, representing the American Cancer Society and Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC.
The National Anthem will be performed by Detective Sergeant Ricky Manning of the Allegheny County Sherriff’s Office. The United States Coast Guard Color Guard, in recognition of their hurricane relief efforts, will join Sgt. Manning on the field.
HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Pittsburgh Steelers will present the Hispanic Leadership Award to Carmen Malloy of People’s Gas for her contributions to Hispanic communities of Pittsburgh. The ceremony will be shown on the video boards prior to the start of halftime.
FIELD GOAL KICKING CONTEST
At halftime, Medical and Surgical Oncologists from UPMC will compete in an on-field field kicking contest to earn a $10,000 donation to a cancer research charity of their choice.
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 the 171st Air Refueling Wing Pittsburgh and four local soldiers who returned home on Thursday and will redeploy in the near future.
- 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.: Nate Washington meet-and-greet in Ford Fan Zone
- 12 p.m.: Steelers Nation Unite Parade from Stage AE to the stadium
- 12:40 p.m.: On-field performance by West Allegheny High School Marching Band
- 1 p.m.: National Anthem performed by Detective Sergeant Ricky Manning of the Allegheny County Sherriff’s Office
- 1 p.m.: Steelers vs. Jaguars