Sports

Pittsburgh is the city of champions.

You already know that Pittsburgh is a legendary sports city. But if you can't play like the pros, that's okay! Pull up a chair, and get in the action! Experience everything that our great sports city has to offer, from iconic sports museums and facilities, to gaming and activities that you don't have to be a pro to enjoy.


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What to do & Where to go

The first thing to do in Pittsburgh is take in a game! No matter when you’re visiting, there is bound to be a professional sports team in season. Pittsburgh is the City of Champions, after all! The Pittsburgh Steelers have won 6 Superbowls, and with 5 Stanley Cup Championships under their belts, the Pittsburgh Penguins have dominated the ice, especially the last few seasons. 


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Our hometown favorites, The Pittsburgh Pirates play at PNC Park, the best ballpark in America. But did you know that Pittsburgh also has a professional soccer team? The Riverhounds play in Highmark Stadium, which is positioned along the Monongahela River with a beautiful view of the city's skyline. 

Feed your need for speed! Whether it's go karting, racing, or autocross, Pittsburgh International Race Complex is your destination for non-stop fun! Use sports as a gateway to learn about physics, anatomy, biology at Carnegie Science Center's Highmark SportsWorks and inspire learning and curiosity while enjoying 30 interactive sports experiences. 

Put on your plaid shirt and experience what it’s like to hurl axes through the air at Lumberjaxes, Pittsburgh’s first competitive axe-throwing venue. You’ll let out some aggression and have a ton of fun in the process. 

For a truly immersive experience, take a tour of our stadiums! The Heinz Field tours offer fans the chance to experience the rich history and tradition of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers while visiting the locker rooms, premium areas, press box, field level, and more. 


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Guests who want to tour PNC Park can register for 90 minute walking tours that are available both on and off season and before home games. Although you won’t see the Penguins locker rooms on the PPG Paints Arena tour, you will get an exclusive look at all seating levels, the KeyBank, Captain Morgan and Lexus Clubs, suites, select locker rooms and learn about the environmentally friendly components of the building that qualified PPG Paints Arena to become the first NHL Arena to receive LEED Gold Certification. 

Want a little history with your sports? We’ve got you covered. Your first stop should be to the Senator John Heinz History Center to check out the Western PA Sports Museum. You’ll learn more about our region’s long history of football, hockey, baseball and golf champions. 


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If quirky museums are more your speed, Bicycle Heaven Museum might be right for you. It is the world's largest bicycle museum and shop and it is free and open to the public 7 days a week.

If you’re looking for a place to stay and enjoy many different types of sports, try Seven Springs Mountain resort. While you’re there you can improve your golf swing, try your aim with sporting clays, fly down multiple ziplines, zoom on two wheels at their downhill bike park, or go fly fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.