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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by cajunyankee, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    I’m 60 and just found out my four grown children has purchase Steelers/Browns tickets at Heinz……. I have NEVER seen A Steelers Home Game in the 50 yrs of being a diehard fan…….

    I need advise on where to stay and where to eat and any Extra advice you may have.

    I may drive from NC or fly, haven’t decided yet.

    Cajun
     
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  2. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Can’t offer any advice but that is so great to hear, enjoy it!!

    Getting to Pittsburgh from Ireland is a bit if a logistical nightmare but I will definitely do it some day.

    I have gone to an away game in New York in the past but Heinz Field is on the bucket list
     
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  3. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    Ive been to several games but never Heinz Field. I even been to the Burgh a couple times for work but this is definitely a bucket list item!!!

    cajun
     
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  4. Da Stellars

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    If you want to splurge, stay at Sheraton at Station Square ... the ferry going to the stadium is right there...

    If you want to save a few bucks the Spring Hill Suites in West Mifflin is a good one. They have a shuttle to the ferry, but it is an easy drive to Station Square to park and catch the ferry as well.


    Or you could stay Downtown on the other side of the River.

    The Ferry is an awesome experience if you never have done it before though.
     
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  5. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Check the pinned thread at the top things to do while in Pittsburgh
     
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  6. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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  7. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome your kids bought dad a ticket for a Steelers/Browns game. I've lived here all my life so I never had a reason to get a room downtown, so I can't help with that. But there's plenty to do and see in the area. Lots of great bars and eateries and as a Steeler fan, you're family no matter where you're from. My personal favorite place other than the sports venues is The Rivers Casino right up the street from Heinz Field. There is the Carnegie Science Center, The Western Pa. Sports Museum........many, many things to see and do. It's a great town and for the most part, a friendly town. You won't be disappointed, other than the conditions of some of the roads, lol.
     
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  8. Da Stellars

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    No it is just a passenger ferry, you take it to the game and it docks right at the stadium, and then after the game you hop on and it takes you back. It is pretty easy and convenient. The ferry is literally right next door to the Sheraton Hotel so you can just park there at the parking garage. Just ask or look where people are walking ... it is easy to figure out. You buy the tix right there at the boat.

    I'm not from Pittsburgh, so I wouldn't know, but maybe there are some Bed and Breakfasts on Mt. Washington?
     
  9. DSteelerCT

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    I’ve always stayed downtown, where you can walk to the game and not have to worry about getting in a car. On your way to the game, plenty of bars on your way, or just crash a friendly tailgating party, they love to share their food and libations.
     
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  10. Steel Hog

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    Do they have any extra tickets they want to get rid of? JK. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Steel City
     
  11. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

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    You have to eat at Primanti Bros. That's a must do. There is a Marriott right outside of PNC Park. It's an easy walk from there to Heinz, and you will get to experience the sea of black and gold tailgaters along the way.
     
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  12. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    Is Prim Bro still open? I ask because I’ve heard Grille 36 closed due to COVID and is still closed, renovations maybe?

    The Marriott is already booked full

    Cajun
     
  13. BobbyBiz

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    IMO, spend the extra bucks and stay at Hyatt Place, Residence Inn, Spring Hill Suites, or Holiday Inn express. All in walking distance to the stadium. Park the car once and forget it for the weekend. I just did this in Charlotte this weekend and it was well worth it. There's plenty to do on foot down there. Burgatory is good. Southern Tier, Tequila Cowboy contains several bars in it, just to name a few. Also all of those hotels have bars too. You feel like having a good steak, hit up Hyde Park. Want to gamble? The casino is on the other side of the stadium.
     
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  14. Marvology

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    Only been to Pittsburgh 2X. I strongly recommend staying at any hotel around Penn Ave. Very central for walking to all the cool sites. They might cost more but it’s worth the convenience.
     
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  15. H-Bomb

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    Usually stay at Coutyard by Marriott on Penn Ave, walk to subway, was free on gameday. Good restaurants by the hotel.
     
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  16. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

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    Yes Primantis is still open. They have locations all over now. I had no idea Grill 36 was closed. I haven't been there since the year it switched from Rod Woodsons place.

    That's sucks about the Mariott. I love that location for being in town for a game.
     
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  17. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    So in short cajunyankee
    Sodfather says Don't worry about a motel, or hotel...He lives close enough You and Your family can stay at His place ,and leave from there. :thumbs_up:
    Now that I took care of that , and hooked You up....what's next on My list of good deeds.....I guess I'll look into that Pandemic thing.:thumbs_up:
     
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  18. jrompola

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    Awesome. The sticky at the top of the forum has everything you need. Ive been plenty of times(1 game a year usually) and the things I repeat every year are mt washington, the strip district, and going in right away and soaking up every min of heinz field. I still tailgate and hit up some bars but I like to be in the stadium and walking around.

    Id recommend a hotel downtown. The walk to and from the game is amazing especially after a win.
     
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  19. Quadrupleyoi

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    Check out North Shore Tavern on Federal Street. Steak on a stone is their specialty. Near the stadium. There is really a lot to do, I remember when it was basically an industrial wasteland. It is incredible what Pittsburgh has done.
     
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  21. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    Duquesne Incline, Exactly was is this?

    Is this part of Mt Washington. Is there a trolley somewhere?

    I appreciate everything. I read the sticky first but wanted some inside personal favorites and/or dislikes.

    I might take CoastalSteelers Marine Coin he gave me, it may get permanently left there somewhere…….

    Cajun
     
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  22. jrompola

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    Incline is a trolley up mt washington($5 roundtrip). You could drive up to the top and park as well. I've never had an issue finding a spot. If you stay downtown you just walk across the smithfield st or fort pitt bridge. Its maybe a 15-25 min walk from the downtown hotels. The stadium & city are lit up at night so its a cool view. During the day you can see more and maybe its better for pictures, but i like the night view.
     
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  23. RichD

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    Never been to Pittsburgh and have been a Steelers/Pirates fan for over 40 years. It`s on my bucket list.
     
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  24. 86WardsWay

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    If I understand correctly, you are from the desert area out West. Dress extra warm. Pittsburgh weather can be brutal this time of year.

    If you have moderately warm weather then definitely do the incline, Strip District and boat ride to and from game.

    If it will be freezing cold, hang out at a hotel bar til an hour or two before game time and then check out the Great Hall. Check that out anyways.

    Most of all bring us a win!
     
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  25. dobbler-33

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    they are still open at the original location on the strip (which is the best of chain in my opinion)
     
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