About Pittsburgh Steelers
History of the Pittsburgh Steelers
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 wearing 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 Steelers experienced unprecedented success in the ‘70s when they won the Super Bowl in 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979. The fans of Pittsburgh began to view the Steelers as more than just a team, and now the Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the most intense fan bases in the NFL. They are also one of the most prominent franchises in the history of the league – they have won more Super Bowl titles (6) and played more conference championship games (16) than any other NFL team. Each week at Heinz Field, thousands of fans bring their "Terrible Towels" and their Steelers tickets to the stadium to root for their legendary team.
2017 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
The 2017 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the franchise’s 85th season in the NFL and 11th under head coach Mike Tomlin. Pittsburgh finished the regular season with a 13-3 record – their best since 2004. Their win in Week 14 over the Baltimore Ravens put them in first in the AFC North for the second year in a row. Then in Week 16, the Steelers’ win over the Houston Texans secured a first-round playoff bye. Once the regular season had concluded the Steelers met the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional playoffs. At halftime the Steelers were losing 28-14. And even though Pittsburgh scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, the team could not compensate for their poor performance in the first half. Jacksonville beat Pittsburgh in a surprising upset 45-42, thus making Ben Roethlisberger the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 5 touchdown passes in a playoff game and lose. But coming off an incredible season will bode well for this talented Steelers team. Key players like Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Le’Veon Bell will all be returning for the 2018 season.
2018 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
In addition to some of their best players returning for the 2018 season, the Steelers have also gained some new players. The Steelers acquired tight end Vance McDonald from the San Francisco 49ers and seven rookies in the 2018 NFL Draft. Some of their most notable draft picks include safety Terrell Edmunds from Virginia Tech and wide receiver James Washington from Oklahoma State. The 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers season will kick off on September 9th at FirstEnergy Stadium against the Cleveland Browns. Their first home game will be the following week against the Kansas City Chiefs. Throughout the season, the Steelers will have to face NFC North division rivals including the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals to fight to return to the playoffs. Will this be the year the Steelers could win their seventh ring? There is only one way to find out! TicketNetwork has all your access to Pittsburgh Steelers tickets. Don’t miss out on your favorite NFL team playing live this season. Grab your Pittsburgh Steelers tickets from TicketNetwork today!