Steelers plan to host 5,500 fans on Sunday

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Pennsylvania is now allowing fans at sporting events, and the two Pennsylvania teams will meet in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

The Steelers announced today that 5,500 fans will be in attendance, the first time Pennsylvania has had fans at an NFL game this season.

“We are pleased to welcome back our fans to Heinz Field this Sunday when we host the Philadelphia Eagles,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement. “We appreciate the guidance of our public health officials to make this possible. Under the guidance provided by the governor’s office, we are limited to 7,500 total in the stadium, which includes players, coaches, stadium staff, etc. Based on these limitations we will only be able to make available to our fans approximately 5,500 seats in the lower seating bowl at Heinz Field. Priority will be given to our season ticket holders who did not opt out this season. Seat selection opportunities will be based on a computer-generated random selection of season ticket holder accounts. Unfortunately, we may not have tickets available for all season ticket holders for this game. All fans entering the stadium will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing protocols throughout Heinz Field.”

The Steelers and Eagles have each played two home games and have six to go, starting for the Steelers on Sunday and for the Eagles in Week Six against the Ravens.

16 responses to “Steelers plan to host 5,500 fans on Sunday

  1. PA is allowing Heinz Field to open it’s doors to fans when their daily covid cases have doubled since week 1, why were no fans allowed in week one? This season is gonna end by December and it did not have to.

    It is all about the money from politicians, to networks, to owners.

  2. The Steelers are playing good football right now. Their fans deserve to watch them in person.

  3. PA is allowing Heinz Field to open it’s doors to fans when their daily covid cases have doubled since week 1, why were no fans allowed in week one? This season is gonna end by December and it did not have to.

    It is all about the money from politicians, to networks, to owners.

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    Hands down, the smartest post of the month.

  4. Instead of a computer generated selection process, fans should be made to Zoom audition by singing Renegade in their best black and gold attire. The judging should left to Brett Keisel.

  5. “PA is allowing Heinz Field to open it’s doors to fans when their daily covid cases have doubled since week 1, why were no fans allowed in week one? This season is gonna end by December and it did not have to.

    It is all about the money from politicians, to networks, to owners.”

    The PA governor also FORCED retirement homes to take in Covid patients.
    Out of 8179 deaths, 5497 were in Nursing and Personal care Homes.
    So yeah, it IS all about the money.

  6. The NFL is a business with many franchises. They should have one policy for all teams regarding fans. McDonald’s franchises in each state don’t get to choose which policies they’re going to follow or ignore.

  7. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    October 6, 2020 at 7:24 pm
    The NFL is a business with many franchises. They should have one policy for all teams regarding fans. McDonald’s franchises in each state don’t get to choose which policies they’re going to follow or ignore.
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    The risk is different in different cities based on the cases. The only logical way to do what you suggest is to have no fans anywhere. And I’m going out on a limb and saying that’s not the outcome you’re advocating for.

  8. Ray Lewis says:
    October 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm
    Really, 5500? You could still do 10000 spacing groups 15 feet apart….
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    And where is your medical degree from?

  9. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    October 6, 2020 at 7:24 pm
    The NFL is a business with many franchises. They should have one policy for all teams regarding fans. McDonald’s franchises in each state don’t get to choose which policies they’re going to follow or ignore.
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    The risk is different in different cities based on the cases. The only logical way to do what you suggest is to have no fans anywhere. And I’m going out on a limb and saying that’s not the outcome you’re advocating for.

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    Small markets benefit from fans in the stands. Players say they hear the fans in the stands even though limited. Home field is more of an advantage in Buffalo than it is Miami.

  10. fmwarner5 says:
    October 6, 2020 at 8:07 pm
    Ray Lewis says:
    October 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm
    Really, 5500? You could still do 10000 spacing groups 15 feet apart….
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    And where is your medical degree from?
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    Don’t need a medical degree to do simple math.

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