Ultimate Pittsburgh Football Fan Guide

Ultimate Pittsburgh Football Fan Guide

In Pittsburgh for a big game? We've got the scoop on how to enjoy the ultimate sports city!

Nicknamed the City of Champions, it's no surprise that Pittsburgh is the ultimate football destination. Whether you're visiting from out-of-town or you're a local with season tickets, check out our Pittsburgh guide for football fans!

Photo Credit: Senator John Heinz History Center Facebook Page

Experience Sports History

Tackle your way through Pittsburgh football history at the Senator John Heinz History Center's Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum! Relive iconic Pittsburgh moments such as the Immaculate Reception, try on a Super Bowl ring, learn more about Myron Cope's Official Terrible Towel and take a picture with the Terrible Fan. Featuring more than 70 interactive exhibits, this is the ultimate museum for any sports lover.


Fuel Up

There's no shortage of where to find a good pub and grub before a Steelers game. The North Shore, also home to Heinz Field, is filled with plenty of bars and restaurants for all football fans. Jerome Bettis Grille 36, owned by former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, is a football hot spot serving home-cooking inspired dishes (temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but check back for reopening!)Tequila Cowboy and Foundry Table & Tap are two more popular spots near the stadium to grab a craft beer with a great sports fan atmosphere. 

Photo Credit: Yinzers in the Burgh Facebook Page

Gear Up 

Need some new Steelers gear? Take a trip to Pittsburgh's authentic Strip District neighborhood for any and everything Steelers. Yinzers in the Burgh is a notable Pittsburgh sports store, ranging from Steelers onesie tutus to a wall full of different Terrible Towels and everything in between. You can also find street vendors that sell various low-cost black and gold themed apparel. 

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Go Behind The Scenes

Heinz Field Tours are currently postponed due to COVID-19. Visit their website for the most up-to-date information.  

Experience Steelers football up-close during a Heinz Field Tour. The tours take fans on-field, in the locker rooms, through the Great Hall, including the Hall of Honor, and more. Tickets cost only $10, so you won't break the bank with this informative and photo friendly tour!

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Work it Off

Have a little adrenaline to burn after that amazing Steeler's win? For the young and the young at heart, nothing can be more exciting than to hit Highmark SportsWorks at Carnegie Science Center. You can try 30 interactive experiences that include playing an oversized Operation game to treat common sports injuries, defying gravity on the ropes challenge course, scaling a 25-foot rock wall and shooting hockey pucks at a virtual goalie. It's also on the North Shore across the street from Heinz Field, so win-win!

*Ropes Challenge, Rock Wall and SkyTykes Ropes Course are temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Photo Credit: Clark Bar & Grill Facebook Page

Take in Tradition

The Clark Bar & Grill is the original Pittsburgh sports bar. For over 20 years this restaurant has been a Pittsburgh game-day tradition, with some of the best burgers in the city. Housed in the historic Clark Candy Factory between Heinz Field and PNC Park, it is the ultimate scene for the true Pittsburgh sports fan before or after the game.