Steelers adding 3,000 seats at Heinz Field for 2015 season


Steelers tickets have been hard to come by for the last few decades, but there will be a few thousand more of them available for Steelers games come 2015.

The Steelers announced Monday that they have reached agreement with the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Alleghany County on plans for an expansion to Heinz Field. There will be approximately 3,000 new seats in the South Plaza of the stadium and team president Art Rooney II said in a statement that he hopes “we will be able to provide many of our Waiting List fans the opportunity to become season ticket holders.”

Any fans that do will be paying a $1 ticket surcharge that was also announced on Monday. The team said those monies would fund future capital repairs and that the team will pay for any cost overruns that may occur during the construction, which will also include a new high-definition videoboard.

Heinz Field currently has 65,050 seats. The expansion would move the total capacity to No. 21 in the league, just behind the debuting Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

26 responses to “Steelers adding 3,000 seats at Heinz Field for 2015 season

  1. Seems like a waste….? Coming from someone that’s been on the season ticket waiting list for 17 long years, I can most assuredly tell you it is absolutely not a waste. Finally!!


  2. $1 surcharge? That’s funny. What can you fund with $680k per year? Jacksonville is putting in videoboards for $63 million.

  3. Since Tim Tebow beat them in the playoffs years ago, they have not had a winning record but you can still pull the wool over the fans eyes and keep selling high priced tickets so why wouldn’t you do it? Like my dad use to say there is a sucker born every minute!

  4. Unlike browns tickets steelers season tix are impossible to get. But then again who in their right mind wants browns season tickets

  5. Seems like a waste. If the Rooney’s wanted to make extra coin, they should try the novel idea of building a better product and making the PLAYOFFS. They can ‘t fill that building anyway!!!

  6. Seems like a waste. If the Rooney’s wanted to make extra coin, they should try the novel idea of building a better product and making the PLAYOFFS. They can ‘t fill that building anyway!!!

    Making the playoffs is great for Bungal fans, but winning Lombardi’s is great to Steeler fans…..sorry but you can’t understand.

  7. Enough with the steelers hate, a pretty solid, steady organization over the years despite an infatuation with ex-OSU players.

    Hope for a solid season on AFC North football where we all compete.

    -Browns Fan

  8. Considering all the no-shows throughout 2013, I can’t wait to see more mustard yellow vacancies when the team tanks another year. Bye Troy, bye Heath, bye Brett. BYE RELEVANCY!

  9. Heinz field average attendance in 2013 was 57,113 for a Steelers game. That is 88% of its capacity. 88% ranks them 28th in the NFL. Only FOUR teams had lower average attendance. Fans may own season tickets but aren’t going.

  10. Sure, why not. We all know the real reason of course:
    More seats = more money

    Money over everything. That’s the way the world works.

  11. To keep pace, the Ravens and Bengals will also be adding 3,000 seats to their stadiums. Which, like at Heinz Filed, means there will be 3,000 more steeler fans at the stadium.

  12. I have to do it yet again.

    Let’s count together: 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 84, 94, 95, 97, 01, 04, 05, 08, and 10. PERIOD.

    A game away from the SB a record number 15 times.

    Yeah, we have had empty seats forever (sarcasm).

    how come you haters can never deal in fact?


  13. Don’t let what you perceive to be empty seats from your living room deceive you. Because of the slow gate process, it sometimes takes until the end of the third quarter for everyone to get into the stadium and there are drones of people that remain in the spiral stairways. Most seats require a trek to get to the bathrooms and concessions which causes a thinning out at halftime and the beginning of the third quarter. The ferry schedule is bizarre which makes people leave early so that they have a way to get home, especially in prime time games. While the attendance may have been less, it is not as bad as it appears. Myself, when I make my yearly 400 mile trip, I arrive 1 hour before the gates open and walk out after the clock shows 00:00.

  14. Last season, the Steelers played 5 of its 8 home games over the final 8 weeks of the season, which consisted of uncommonly brutally bad weather and a team that was uncommonly 2-6 entering the second half of the season.
    No-shows for bad football in bad weather — especially around Christmastime and deer-hunting season — are not unusual.

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