A limited amount of fans will be allowed to attend the Steelers-Eagles game this Sunday and the approximate capacity will be 5,500, according to a statement made by team president Art Rooney II. Gov. Tom Wolf announced this morning that the state will amend venue gathering limits beginning this Friday. Setting up a return for fans to attend sporting events up to 7,500.
"We are pleased to welcome back our fans to Heinz Field this Sunday when we host the Philadelphia Eagles," Rooney said. "We appreciate the guidance of our public health officials to make this possible."
Under the guidance provided by the Governor's office, the Steelers are limited to 7,500 total in the stadium, which includes players, coaches, stadium staff, etc. Based on the limitations, Rooney said they will only be able to make available approximately 5,500 seats in the lower seating bowl for fans at Heinz Field.
"Priority will be given to our season ticket holders who did not opt out this season," Rooney said. "Seat selection opportunities will be based on a computer-generated random selection of season ticket holder accounts. Unfortunately, we may not have tickets available for all season ticket holders for this game."
All fans entering the stadium will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing protocols throughout Heinz Field. Tailgating will not be permitted in the stadium parking lots, according to Rooney's statement. Additional details concerning game day operations will be available prior to the weekend.
"We look forward to hopefully having more fans soon while still maintaining a safe and healthy environment at Heinz Field," Rooney concluded in his statement.