Heinz Field – Pittsburgh Steelers


Heinz Field is not only the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football teams; it is also a monument to the outstanding Western Pennsylvania football tradition and to its loyal fans.

Since 2001, when the gates were opened to this 65,050-seat state-of-the-art facility, Heinz Field has provided a thrilling, behind the scenes view of the Steelers and Panthers football teams to thousands of men, women, and children of all ages. In addition, the view of the city’s unique skyline and Point State Park from the South Plaza within the stadium serves to add to the tremendous excitement that is Heinz Field.

Tours of Heinz Field provide guests with a behind-the-scenes look into the Great Hall, Clubs, Luxury Suites, Press Box, Field, South Plaza, and much more! We encourage you to personally see Heinz Field – Pittsburgh’s latest and greatest landmark

Stadium Timeline
June 18, 1999 Groundbreaking
July 1999 Foundation construction begins
January 2000 Steel construction begins
October 2000 Steel “topped out”
May 2001 Turf installed
June 2001 Heinz gets naming rights
August 25, 2001 Stadium opening
October 7, 2001 Steelers Home Opener vs. Cincinnati Bengals
General Information/Facts
Owner: Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Developer: Pittsburgh Steelers
Events: Pittsburgh Steelers Football
University of Pittsburgh Football
Public Assembly
Architect: HOK Sports
Construction Manager: Hunt Construction Group/Mascaro (A Joint Venture)
Seating Capacity: 65,050 seats
Club Seating: 7,300(approx.)
Luxury Suites: 1,544 (129 suites)
Building Square Footage: 1.49 million sq. ft. (approx.)
Design Features: South End Plaza
Great Hall – retail/entertainment area
Horseshoe shaped stadium with south end open and on axis with Point State Park
Number of Club Lounges: One on each end of the east and west sidelines, as well as North end zone. The sideline ones are each designed as a three story atrium space with a large bar, beverage kiosks, specialty food stands and a video wall. Opportunities exist to convert the lounge into banquet space for large or small gatherings.
Restroom Facilities
Restroom Facilities (Including Club): 24 women’s, 24 men’s and 8 family. Fixtures include 487 lavatories, 835 water closets and 204 urinals.
Concession Stands: 47 concession locations
Retail Stores: 7 team stores
Novelty Stands: 15 novelty locations
Locker Rooms
Steelers: 6,000 square feet (60 lockers)
Panthers: 4,600 square feet (95 lockers)
Visiting NFL Lockers: 2,600 square feet (60 lockers)
Visiting College Lockers: 2,600 square feet (60 lockers)
Vertical Transportation
Elevators: 7 passenger elevators
2 freight elevators
Escalators: 5
Pedestrian Ramps: 4
First Aid Minimum 1 on each level
Television Sets: 400 televisions linked to main scoreboard to automatically display special notifications about the game in progress.
Video Walls: 2
Scoreboard Video 48 feet x 27 feet minimum
Playing Field
Natural Grass Playing Surface: 2.04 acres (excluding warning track)
Sideline to First Row Spectator: 60 feet
End Zone to First Row Spectator: 25 feet
Construction Details
Cast in Place Concrete: 48,000 cubic yards
Amount of Structural Steel: 12,000 tons
Augercast Piles: 10,442 lineal feet
Paint: 30,000 gallons (provided by PPG Industries )
Glass: 50,000 square feet (provided by PPG Industries )
Number of Doors: 1100
Miles of Railings: 7 miles
Drainage, Irrigation and Heating Pipes Under the Field:

Directions To Heinz Field

Heinz Field

100 Art Rooney Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 697-7700

From The Airport:

Take Route 60 South toward Pittsburgh that turns into I-279 through the Fort Pitt Tunnel. Keep to the left after exiting tunnel and merge left to cross Fort Duquesne Bridge. Exit to left (EXIT 7A) after crossing bridge turn left onto Allegheny Avenue and follow to North Shore Drive, which circles Heinz Field. (During construction please follow detour signs for 279N and then signs for North Shore.)

From 279 Parkway North:

Follow I-279 South to the North Shore Exit (Heinz Field/PNC Park). Follow Reedsdale to the second traffic light and make left onto Allegheny Avenue and follow North Shore Drive, which circles Heinz Field

From Turnpike:

Take the Monroeville Exit- head toward Pittsburgh. You will be on I – 376. Follow I-376 to North Shore ramp onto Fort Duquesne Boulevard. Keep to the left and merge left to cross Fort Duquesne Bridge. Exit to left (EXIT 7A) after crossing bridge and turn left onto Allegheny Avenue and follow North Shore Drive, which circles Heinz Field.

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