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Buying Jerseys at games

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Chris C, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Chris C

    Chris C Member

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    Hey folks,

    Ill be visiting the 'burgh for the first time in a couple of weeks for the Browns game.
    Question, are you able to buy jerseys before a game? My partner doesnt have one so im going to let her have my Bettis one for the day and I really want to pick up a Polamalu colour rush, everything I have found on the internet machine seems to give conflicting info. I can see theres a shop but it seems to only be open until 5pm saturdays and is closed sunday? Over here in rainy UK the shops make all their money on game days so seems a bit odd to not be able to?

    Any help advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. pjgruden

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    Yes, there are shops that should be open when the doors to the stadium open.
    That being said, if you're in town the day before, head down to the Strip District, and you can find pretty much any type of Steelers merchandise you want, both authentic and less so.
    https://www.discovertheburgh.com/strip-district-guide/
     
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  3. SDOT

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    Yes, I recommend arriving shirtless.
     
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  4. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    I believe that rule only applies to partners. ;)
     
  5. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    I always wonder what out of town folks (this case the U.K.) think when they are pointed to "the Strip District" to dine, shop, hang out. In most urban settings this term would be reserved for the underbelly section of town, especially in towns with nearby military bases (San Diego, Long Beach, San Fran etc). I know it doesn't mean this in Pgh but it's still a term (albeit archaic) synonymous with Red Light District, Tenderloin District, Entertainment District etc. In Vegas the term still applies to both geography and night life. ;)
     
  6. jeh1856

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    When my niece was about twelve we told her we were taking her to the strip district. She climbed on the back floor and pulled a blanket over her head. She didn’t want to see naked people.
     
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  7. jeh1856

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    Welcome

    If you are going to the game you can certainly buy full price jerseys there. They great hall has a store with a very good selection. There is a store on east general Robinson street just east of Heinz Field with a good selection. There will be some street vendors. But if you are around Saturday am, go to the strip district.

    Strip District: Penn avenue from 17th on up.

    More info:

    http://thesteelersfans.com/forums/t...n-pittsburgh-while-visiting-for-a-game.18735/
     
  8. The Glory Days

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    Post pics
     
  9. jeh1856

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    Just to be clear, the phrase “partners” has expanded over the years.

    My wife (female) and I (male) (just to clarify) were recently in Provincetown MA. The proprietor of our B & B was telling us about the different yearly LGBT events, including “Bear” week. I was going to post a pic but I couldn’t make myself do it. :huh:
     
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  10. SC Gamecock

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    you guys gotta start buying these jerseys cheaper on various sites
     
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  11. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    So true JEH. Back when you and I were starting out in the dating world, a woolly mammoth would have been considered a good nocturnal partner, back before fire was discovered. :lolol:
     
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  12. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    There are outside vendors a lot of stuff they sell is knock off China specials. Inside the stadium there are several stores selling jerseys and will gladly take you money
     
  13. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    I agree but there is a huge difference in quality. If I'm traveling across the pond like they are I'm buying top quality just for memories sake.
     
  14. santeesteel

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    Ah, the good old days! Broadway, Horton Plaza and the Gaslamp quarter here used to be "The Strip District" Very close to where Petco Park is now.
     
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  15. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I need new jersey, but I want someone from the 90s era...

    I think the only ones they make are Bettis.

    I want a Lloyd or Kirkland, aside from making my own for $300, I guess I would need to resort to Alibaba?
     
  16. SDOT

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    But seriously... let me handle this yinz, I'm cultured.


    The shops at stadium are definitely open on game days. You probably looked when no game was going on. It's not like soccer "football" Where you pick a kit and they print player on there. The really nice jerseys are stitched and going to run you like 200 quid. The shop at the stadium has really nice stitched throwbacks you can't find other places. If you want a cheapo jersey then you can go to one of the many sports stores in town. Probably a few bucks cheaper too. Also, since they don't print them on. They might have a jersey you like but not your size. I recommend planning to enter stadium when gates open for first game. Gate A to your right hit the Steelers Hall of Fame then straight shot to shop. The shops are small and sometimes a line to get in. Cheers mate.
     
  17. Iowasteeljim

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    Yes, when I visited I was pointed in this direction. You can only imagine my dismay when the "strip" was not what I was expecting. I turned several twenties into ones. I think I'm still trying to get rid of them!
     
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  18. Chris C

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    Thanks for all the replies folks, Ill defo be getting a legit one from the stadium, sounds stupid but ive been a steelers fan for 16 years now and this will be my first visit so i'd like to have a jersey bought from the stadium that I can have as a keepsake even if it will be 5x the price of one I can get on the internet at the moment :)

    As for the strip district, that'll be the first place we head to when we get in on saturday, got to start the trip off right with a trip to Primanti Bros!
     
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  19. NY STEELERFAN

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    This is an awesome post, enjoy your time and have fun......and most of all bring us home a win! :drinks:
     
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  20. SC Gamecock

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    with all due respect, there may be a difference, but it sure as hell isn’t “huge,” not when considering the HUGE difference in price!

    but, to each his own...
     
  21. NY STEELERFAN

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    Not to mention player loyalty how many of us have Bell or AB jerseys that we all want to burn.......I feel a lot better about burning a $20 jersey that a $300 one.....lol
     
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  22. santeesteel

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    I've only been to Pittsburgh once. I couldn't afford a jersey from the stadium but, made sure I got a stadium bought Terrible Towel!
    I think I'm in the minority but, I ate at Primanti's in the strip and didn't care for it. That's just me. I'm not a fan of coleslaw.
     
  23. Wardismvp

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    My friend they will be atleast 2o% over what you should pay for a Jersey.
     

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