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Heinz Field is now allowed a capacity of 2,500 with the new orders and advisories which were announced today by Governor Tom Wolf and State Health Director Dr. Levine. The new guidelines go into effect on Friday, Nov. 27. Thursday night's game against the Ravens will be the last game of the year that we'll have fans outside of family and friends of players and the organization.
The Steelers released a statement through the team's spokesman, Burt Lauten, on Monday.
Governor Wolf's Office and State Health Director Dr. Levine issued new orders and advisories which will affect our games in December, starting with the game against Washington on December 6. That order will now limit Heinz Field to no more than 2,500 people in the building, including players, coaches, stadium staff, etc. Consequently, we will have to restrict fans in the seating bowl to family and friends of players and the organization. Fans who have selected seats for the December 6 game will receive communication directly from our Ticket Office regarding credits or refunds.
Today's new orders and advisories from the State of Pennsylvania do not impact the Steelers game vs. the Baltimore Ravens game this Thursday, Thanksgiving night. Fans holding tickets to Thursday's game will again be required to adhere to already published protocols, including requirements for wearing a mask and social distancing. Additional information concerning protocols for safely attending the game on Thursday can be found at www.HeinzField.com.
Our priority remains the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff, gameday workers, and our fans. We will adhere to the original protocols for games with fans at Heinz Field and expect approximately 5,500 fans in attendance for Thursday's game versus the Ravens.