The Pittsburgh Steelers are encouraging fans to arrive early to enjoy in-stadium pregame activities for the team’s regular season finale versus the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 30. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. and all gates will open at 2:30 p.m. Parking lots will open at 11:30 a.m. and the Will Call ticket window (Gate B) will open at 1 p.m.


The final game of the season represents the Steelers’ “Thank You Fans” game. In this game, the team and Heinz Field management will thank fans for their dedication and support. On gameday, every fan in attendance will win a prize, which includes a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

Each fan will receive a 1st-In-Goal scratch-off ticket upon entry with a prize listed. During the day, fans will also be rewarded with in-game contests and prizes, along with multiple fan appreciation events outside and inside the stadium. Fans should download the Official Steelers Mobile App for additional prize opportunities throughout the game.

Among other prizes, fans will be eligible to win:

  • Two tickets to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta
  • Autographed Authentic Jerseys from members of the current team
  • Autographed footballs from a member of the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Autographed Footballs from Super Bowl XIII and XLIII Champions
  • Steelers Autographed Stamped Footballs signed by all members of the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Gift bags
  • Admission to a 2019 VIP Day at Steelers Training Camp
  • Tickets to the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Day Party
  • Tickets to the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Alumni Dinner
  • Tickets to the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Men’s Fantasy Camp
  • Antonio Brown Gnomes
  • Tickets to the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers Women’s Training Camp
  • Bose Headphones
  • Over-night stays at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh
  • $100 Marathon gas gift cards
  • $100 Steelers Pro Shop gift cards
  • Stage AE concert tickets
  • Madden NFL 19 for Xbox One
  • Food and Beverage at the game


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, 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 for a chance to score on-field experiences.

A Steelers Season Ticketholder will win a trip for two to the Super Bowl at Sunday’s game.



At halftime, local area First Responders will compete in an on-field football skills competition.


All WPIAL High School Football and City League Championship teams will be honored during the game for their successful seasons. All teams will take a pregame picture on the field before taking their seats to enjoy the game. The seven (7) 2018 Championship teams in attendance will include: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (1A), Steel Valley (2A), Aliquippa (3A), South Fayette (4A), Penn Hills (5A), Class Pine Richland (6A), and Allderdice (City League).


Trainer Samantha Valle of Mutts Gone Nuts will be joined by her world-class canine athletes to perform on field prior to kickoff at approximately 4:05 p.m.


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 Pittsburgh’s own Charles “Chip” Esten.


The National Anthem will be performed by founding member of pop super-group N’SYNC and Pittsburgh-native Chris Kirkpatrick. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of N’SYNC’s debut album.


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 four board members from the Veterans Place of Washington Blvd combatting homelessness and serving Veterans since 1996.



Fans are encouraged to stop by Stage AE, the Official Tailgate Zone of the Steelers. Admission is free and the doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tres Lads 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 $5 24 oz. beers.

The Steeline Drumline will lead a Steelers Nation Unite Parade from Stage AE to the stadium approximately 60 minutes before kickoff.


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.


50/50 RAFFLE

For all home games in 2018, 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 Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the United Way. The winning number is announced after the end of the third quarter. For more info regarding the 50/50 raffle, visit


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.


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 POW-MIA Memorial Seat and corresponding plaque. This week, Steelers alumnus and two-time Super Bowl Champion Will Allen will meet fans for photo opportunities from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The winner of the 2018 Ford “Official Truck of the Pittsburgh Steelers” contest will be presented with a new Ford F-150 in the Ford Fan Zone on Sunday.


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 and at all Steelers Sideline Stores.
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The Steelers offer free Wi-Fi for all fans throughout Heinz Field. More information can be found at


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.