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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
December 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2017 NFL Regular Season
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2017 NFL Season home finale against the Cleveland Browns will take place on Sunday, December 31. The game will kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET and be broadcast locally on CBS with radio play-by-play on 102.5 WDVE. Tickets for Steelers v. Browns can be purchased via TicketMaster and TicketMaster NFL Ticket Exchange.
PARKING, BOX OFFICE, GATES, KICK-OFF
- Parking lots open at 8 a.m.
- Will Call, located at the Steelers Ticket Office by Gate B, opens at 10 a.m.
- Stadium gates open at 11 a.m.
- Kick-off at 1 p.m.
THANK YOU FANS!
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.
Every fan in attendance will win a prize.
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.
Among other prizes, fans will be eligible to win:
- Two tickets to Super Bowl LII
- 2017 Hall of Honor Inaugural Class autographed jerseys
- Autographed footballs from every member of the team
- 43” flat-screen TV
- Admission to a 2018 VIP Day at Steelers Training Camp
- Tickets to the 2018 Steelers Fan Blitz
- Tickets to the 2018 Alumni Dinner
- Tickets to the 2018 Men’s Fantasy Camp
- Tickets to the 2018 Women’s Training Camp
- Tickets to the Kenny Chesney “Trip Around the Sun” Tour
- Bose SoundLink Micro Speakers
- Bose Headphones
- ver-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 18 for PlayStation 4
- Madden NFL 18 for Xbox One
- Free Food and Beverage at the game
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.
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. Glitz 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 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.
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. All fans entering Heinz Field on game day will receive a scratch-off card revealing a prize. This week’s partners and prizes include: FREE GetGo Coffee, FREE GetGo Fountain Drink, FREE McDonald’s Fries, FREE appetizer at Buford’s Kitchen, FREE Pepsi Cola Fountain Drink, FREE Smith’s Stadium Hot Dog, FREE Isaly’s Steel Town or Goal Line Grinder Sandwich, FREE Fox’s Pizza Den Stadium Pizza, Pair of Stage AE Concert Tickets, FREE Terrible Towel, Admission for Two to a 2018 VIP Day at Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College, $10 Steelers Gift Card, Over-night Stays at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh, Antonio Brown Gnome presented by Pepsi, Pair of Tickets to the 2018 Steelers Fan Blitz at Heinz Field on Saturday, April 28, Entry Into the Thank You Fans Grand Prize Giveaway, Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker, $100 Marathon Gas Gift Card, Madden NFL 18 for PlayStation 4, and Madden NFL 18 for Xbox One.
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 Children’s Hospital and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The winning number is announced after the end of the third quarter. For more info regarding the 50/50 raffle, visit 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 alumnus and two-time Super Bowl Champion Travis Kirschke will meet fans for photo opportunities from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The winner of the Ford “Official Truck of the Pittsburgh Steelers” contest will be presented with a new Ford F-150 in the Ford Fan Zone.
FIRST RESPONDERS FOOTBALL SKILLS COMPETITION
At halftime, local area First Responders will compete in an on-field football skills competition to win a Steelers knit cap for certain sections of fans in the stands.
WPIAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS
All six WPIAL High School Football 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.
MUTTS GONE NUTS
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 12:40 p.m.
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-area First Responders, including City Police, Country Sheriffs, County 911 Operators, Pittsburgh Firefighters and Paramedics.
The National Anthem will be performed by Pittsburgh-native and Upper St. Clair High School graduate Hannah Lane. Lane is a Senior Musical Theatre Major and Dance Minor at Ohio Northern University. She will be joined by the United States Air Force 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 U.S. Navy Petty Officer Howard Snyder of Coraopolis. Snyder enlisted in the Navy when he was only 16-years-old and became an integral force in some of the most prolific battles of WWII, including the D-Day Invasion of Normandy.
Howard Snyder is also a Heinz Field gameday employee and has not missed a day of work in 17 years.
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.
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.