View of a Pittsburgh Steelers football game with fans packing the stands of Acrisure Stadium.

A Guide to Acrisure Stadium for Steelers Fans

In town for a big game? We've got the scoop on how to enjoy a Steelers game in the ultimate sports town!

Nicknamed the City of Champions, it's no surprise that Pittsburgh is a top football destination. Whether you're visiting from out-of-town or haven't been to  game in a while, check out our Pittsburgh guide for every football fan.

How to get to Acrisure Stadium?

Public Transportation
Since parking on the North Shore near the stadium is reserved and pre-sold, you may wish to park and ride to the stadium using alternate transportation. Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) offers convenient options from light rail service on the “T,”  to shuttle buses for fans coming from downtown Pittsburgh and the suburbs. You can find more information on how to get to the stadium on the PRT website

Riverboat Shuttles
Gateway Clipper also offers gameday riverboat rides to the stadium. This is an enjoyable and convenient way to get to the game. Find more information about riverboat shuttles here

Driving & Parking Information
If you are planning to drive and park near the stadium, visit ALCO parking for a helpful interactive guide to parking on the North Shore. 

Where’s the best place to tailgate before a Steelers game? 

The tailgating scene in Pittsburgh is a lot of fun. You can find tailgaters grilling and getting amped up with the rest of Steelers Nation in designated parking lots. The parking lots open five hours prior to kick-off and you can find more tailgating information and regulations here

If you want to tailgate but aren’t sure where to go, the Stage AE Tailgate Zone is perfect for you! Admission is free, and the event has live music, giant TVs, food and drink specials, and a lot of other cool features. 

Pittsburgh Steeler fans wave yellow towels in the stands at Acrisure Stadium.

Where to Eat Near Acrisure Stadium?

The North Shore, home to Acrisure Stadium, is filled with plenty of bars and restaurants for all football fans. Shorty's Pins & PintsSouthern Tier, Burgatory and Bar Louie are also popular spots to grab a craft beer pre- or post-game that are walkable to Acrisure. 

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 you've ever had. Housed in the historic Clark Candy Factory between Acrisure Stadium and PNC Park, it is the ultimate scene for the true Pittsburgh sports fan before or after the game.

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What can you bring with you into Acrisure Stadium?

Leave your backpacks and large tote bags at home because Acrisure Stadium has an “All Clear On Game Day” safety policy requiring guests to carry their items in clear bags. Any non-clear bag exceeding 4.5” by 6.5” is not permitted. For all the security guidelines detailing what you can and cannot bring into the stadium, including food, drinks, strollers, and more, check out the security guidelines page here.

Where to eat inside the stadium?

You can find so many delicious Pittsburgh favorites right in the stadium. Primanti’s, Burgatory, and Chickie & Pete’s are among the local favorites.

If you want to gauge all your options, the Steelers Mobile App has an interactive map showing the concessions and where they are located. 

Black and yellow Pittsburgh Steeler themed shirts and other merchandise displayed within a store in Pittsburgh, PA.
Photo Credit: Yinzers in the Burgh Facebook Page

Are there family-friendly activities for Steelers fans?

Be sure to head to Art Rooney Avenue on game day for the Steelers Experience and a family fun zone.

The best family friendly attraction on the North Shore is the Carnegie Science Center and Highmark SportsWorks. Please be aware that they usually either aren’t open or close early on Steelers Gamedays or other larger events at Acrisure Stadium. 

Young kids in harnesses navigate a ropes course at Highmark SportsWorks at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
Photo Credit: Carnegie Science Center Website

More Cool Things to Do Near Acrisure Stadium

A museum display case showing Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia.
Photo Credit: Senator John Heinz History Center Facebook Page

Don't Forget to Brush Up On Your Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia

What is The Terrible Towel?
Created by Steelers radio broadcaster, Myron Cope in 1975, the Terrible Towel is easily one of the most recognizable symbols in the NFL and waving it during games has become a revered tradition.

What is the song played before the fourth quarter?
At the conclusion of the third quarter, the song Renegade by Styx resonates throughout Acrisure Stadium. Playing the song is a tradition that's equally important for fans as it is for players and represents Pittsburgh's defensive strength in the fourth quarter.  

What’s the meaning behind the Steelers logo?
While it's widely known that the Steelers are named for Pittsburgh's rich steel history, few recognize the meaning behind the logo. Each of the hypocycloids represents one of the three materials used to make steel. Yellow represents coal, red is for iron ore and steel scrape is illustrated with blue.

Why do Steelers fans chant “Here We Go Steelers?”
During games, you'll hear fans chanting "Here We Go, Steelers!" While it seems like a simple chant, there's some history behind this one too. “Here We Go,” originally written by Rodger Wood and recorded in 1994, was and still is intended as a Steelers fight song. Having sold more than 120,000 copies of the original, Here We Go is now regularly updated to mention current players' names and has become an anthem for the team during playoffs.

When should I head to a game this season?
Take a look at the Steelers’ 2022 schedule here! The Steelers will be playing 8 regular season and 2 preseason games at Acrisure Stadium from August-January this year. 

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