No sport is more popular in the U.S. than football, as fans have fallen in love with its fast paced, blue collar competition. Few teams have embodied that attitude more than the Pittsburgh Steelers. Playing in the hardnosed city of Pittsburgh, fans have grown to consider those that wear the black and gold to be family. Come out and experience football at its highest level by buying Pittsburgh Steelers tickets this NFL season.
The seventh oldest franchise in the National Football League, the Steelers were founded in 1933 by owner Arthur Rooney. Before adopting the Steelers moniker, the franchise was named the Pittsburgh Pirates after the baseball team of the same name (the teams shared Forbes Field as their home stadium). After seven years of struggling to become a winning franchise, Rooney decided to give his team a new identity, renaming them the Pittsburgh Steelers after the city's history of steel workers.
The fans of Pittsburgh began to view the Steelers as even more their team, and now the Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the most intense fan bases in the NFL. Each week at Heinz Field, thousands of fans bring their "Terrible Towels" and their Steelers tickets to the stadium to root for their team.