Heinz Field

Heinz Field

Heinz Field is considered as one of the most fan-friendly stadiums in all of the NFL, and was constructed in 2001. The stadium capacity for football games is currently at just over 65,000, although there are future plans in the mix to increase the seating capacity by another few thousand.  The total cost of the stadium was $281 million, and it was actually built during the same time as PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates of MLB).  Much of the stadium is built with steel (approximately 12,000 tons) to coincide with what the city of Pittsburgh is most known for.

When it comes to the overall atmosphere at Heinz Field both before and during a game, one will find it to be well above their expectations.  Steelers tickets are very hard to come by these days because of not only the great Venue in Heinz Field, but also due to the success and history of the team.  In fact, the season ticket waiting list has been backed up for years, with the team selling out every game since 1972.  The fans at Heinz Field are always intense and are very knowledgeable about the team and what is going on.  When it comes to food, there are nearly 50 concession stands available throughout the stadium, and the prices are about what one would expect to pay at a professional sporting venue.  Also, there are many bathrooms available is those nachos seem to get the best of you.

As far as features, one of the more unique ones that a football fan will find in a stadium is the Coca Cola Great Hall.  At over 40,000 square feet the Great Hall features a great variety of memorabilia from both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers (the stadium is shared by both the NFL and college football team in the area).  Included among the memorabilia are Super Bowl trophies, game used lockers, and murals of players, along with a lot of other great items.