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BlitzburghRockCity
03-23-2006, 07:08 PM
The Steelers always have the Fan Blitz on saturday for the draft. My wife and I always have a good time there. We talked about doing this before so now its time to start making plans to see who all can attend.

If you can make it to the Draft tailgate, post up in here and lets us know. We can all party in the same place and get all the grills going, the beer flowing, and have a great time hanging out. Don't forget your camer's too ! :tt:

So who's in, we've got about month to get it all coordinated so lets see what we can do.

Suitanim
03-23-2006, 07:16 PM
Oh, shit...I forgot all about this. I have a $50 pledge in, so I guess I'm in no matter what.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-23-2006, 10:12 PM
Steelers.com hasnt put up their official page for the Fan Blitz yet on the website but we know the draft is April 29-30 this year so the Fan day will be on April 29, usually starts around 11am or so.

We can go the route of everybody who's got a grill, bring it. Bring you own food, beer, soda, munchies, chairs, whatever, we'll put em all together and have a great time.

or

Everybody can bring their own food, beer, munchies, etc..and we'll have a couple people designated to bring grills and just all of us use them to cook the food.

Suitanim
03-24-2006, 09:41 AM
Not much interest at this point, I guess.

SteelerzGirl
03-24-2006, 07:19 PM
I have a cousin getting married on April 29th, so I won't be able to attend. :frown: I'd love to be able to hook up w/everyone during one of Steelers Fever's events this year, though.

PisnNapalm
03-25-2006, 08:39 PM
It's on April 29th this year. Who's going?

A few of us from the Philly area are road tripping in for that whole weekend. I've already got my hotel booked and I can't wait!

I can't wait to tear into a Primanti's.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-26-2006, 02:04 AM
We still have some time before the draft party stuff really gets under way. I think I'll move this to the main steelers forum just so everyone checks it out.

PisnNapalm
03-26-2006, 08:20 AM
Wow... no one here is going?

83-Steelers-43
03-26-2006, 08:23 AM
It's on Saturday, April 23 from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM and a bunch of us are heading down.

PisnNapalm
03-26-2006, 09:37 AM
If you go on the 23rd you'll be 6 days early. http://media3.steelers.com/heinzfield/ Check the schedule in the upper right.

April 23rd is a Sunday this year.

Ohio Steeler
03-26-2006, 10:25 AM
It's on April 29th this year. Who's going?

A few of us from the Philly area are road tripping in for that whole weekend. I've already got my hotel booked and I can't wait!

I can't wait to tear into a Primanti's.


I was planning on going as long as I can that is

83-Steelers-43
03-26-2006, 10:28 AM
If you go on the 23rd you'll be 6 days early. http://media3.steelers.com/heinzfield/ Check the schedule in the upper right.

April 23rd is a Sunday this year.

Whoops, my bad. Eitherway, we are heading down.

clevestinks
03-26-2006, 10:37 AM
Im planning on it, as well as 10 others with me.

clevestinks
03-26-2006, 10:41 AM
Count me in! Cant wait.

Prosdo
03-26-2006, 12:16 PM
Not sure if I will be able to come. 29th is my nephew's birthday.

TasmanianTroy271
03-26-2006, 01:29 PM
I'll have to find out if my brother wants to go too, and I don't even know if I'd be allowed, do you have to be over 18/21?

Suitanim
03-26-2006, 03:45 PM
I'll have to find out if my brother wants to go too, and I don't even know if I'd be allowed, do you have to be over 18/21?

Nope...at the Stelernation tailgate there are little kids all the way up to senior citizens.

Now the after hours scene is a different story altogether.

Stlrs4Life
03-26-2006, 10:27 PM
I'll be there, along with my brother, who is my designated driver!

Don't forget, the Pirates play later on that evening also at PNC. Versus the Phillies. Some people attend both happenings.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-27-2006, 01:20 AM
I'd say an after hours party is definately on the agenda , good call suit !

SteelShooter
03-27-2006, 05:21 AM
Dudes/Dudettes,

I would so love to be there. But I will be sitting my happy butt in San Diego, working for Uncle Sam...but definitely watching the Draft. My thoughts will be with ya'll.

Sincerely,
One bummed out Steeler Lovin' Sailor

luvmysteelers
03-27-2006, 06:09 AM
I'm going.

Suitanim
03-27-2006, 09:06 AM
What we REALLY need is a generator, dish and TV. Tailgating is great, and listening to the draft on the radio is okay (Or you can always go inside the stadium or to Hi Tops to watch a little ESPN coverage), but having a TV in the parking lot would be ideal.

Midnightwriter1
03-27-2006, 10:44 AM
i wish i could goooooooooooooooo

SuperSteelers
03-27-2006, 02:34 PM
Pardon my ignorance,

can you tell me what goes on that day?

Thanks.

83-Steelers-43
03-27-2006, 03:31 PM
Pardon my ignorance,

can you tell me what goes on that day?

Thanks.

Think of a carnival, only Steeler style held at Heinz Field. Players sign autographs. You watch the draft on the jumbotron. If you have kids, there is the "Steeler Experience" which involves games and prizes. Normally they have live entertainment inside the Great Hall. Most concession places are open.

clevestinks
03-27-2006, 03:36 PM
Think of a carnival, only Steeler style held at Heinz Field. Players sign autographs. You watch the draft on the jumbotron. If you have kids, there is the "Steeler Experience" which involves games and prizes. Normally they have live entertainment inside the Great Hall. Most concession places are open.
And you`ll get to meet your favorite SF fans! LOL

83-Steelers-43
03-27-2006, 04:16 PM
And you`ll get to meet your favorite SF fans! LOL

So your saying I could meet LITP?!?!?! Excellent!!! My buddies and I would love to talk to him about how he feels about our country. Afterwards we can take him over to Bloomfield and out to dinner.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-27-2006, 10:11 PM
Be sure to check out the official SF tailgate thread stickied in this forum. In fact Im gonna merge this thread w/ the sticky so we keep all this info together. I'll rename the sticky as well.

BlitzburghRockCity
03-27-2006, 10:13 PM
Im planning on it, as well as 10 others with me.

Looking forward to finally meeting ya bro ! the Wife and I will be there with black n gold in full gear !

PisnNapalm
03-29-2006, 06:11 AM
Wo0T!!!

http://media3.steelers.com/article/63429/

All the info!

Suitanim
03-29-2006, 09:31 AM
That picture was from 2 years ago, when it was like 70 and sunny.

Last year it was rainy and freezing, so, if you come, be prepared for anything.

83-Steelers-43
03-29-2006, 09:47 AM
Gotta love the unpredictable weather here in Da'Burgh.

Suitanim
03-29-2006, 09:56 AM
Gotta love the unpredictable weather here in Da'Burgh.

Not if one were unprepared and only had a pair of jeans and a Steelers jersey to wear in the 35 degree weather!

83-Steelers-43
03-29-2006, 10:06 AM
Not if one were unprepared and only had a pair of jeans and a Steelers jersey to wear in the 35 degree weather!

Very true, was being sarcastic btw. Been there and done that a few times during games. Not fun.

Was snowing and freezing two days ago and today it's beautiful and sunny.

melroseplace
03-29-2006, 04:05 PM
http://media3.steelers.com/article/63429/

sounds pretty awesome, I'll most likely be there!

clevestinks
04-05-2006, 07:38 AM
Where are we all hooking up????

Stlrs4Life
04-05-2006, 05:10 PM
Gold Lot #1.

Suitanim
04-05-2006, 07:36 PM
Gold Lot #1.

Is that where DD and SN are congregating?

Stlrs4Life
04-06-2006, 09:33 PM
Is that where DD and SN are congregating?


Probably. Anyway, that will be the only Stadium lot open in the morning anyway.

Suitanim
04-07-2006, 09:48 AM
Gotcha...

Suitanim
04-12-2006, 09:14 AM
As of this morning, looks like I'm out for draft day...

melroseplace
04-12-2006, 09:47 AM
how come, suitanim?

Suitanim
04-12-2006, 09:53 AM
A VERY rare instance of having to work on a Saturday morning. I'm hoping the client cancels...

melroseplace
04-12-2006, 04:45 PM
hopefully you'll be able to go :tt02: good luck w/that!

Suitanim
04-13-2006, 09:55 AM
It's possible I still may head over...I only have to work until noon, maybe one at the latest.

clevestinks
04-13-2006, 10:11 AM
Gold Lot #1.
Any particular area there? Since we dont have a SF Banner

Suitanim
04-13-2006, 10:36 AM
Any particular area there? Since we dont have a SF Banner

If Dom gets there as early as he usually does, you literally won't be able to miss it, since he'll be next to SN, and they always have far and away the largest draft day tailgate.

melroseplace
04-13-2006, 11:19 AM
I'm so anxious for the Fan Blitz/draft...I'm going through some major withdrawl plus it's the day after my last final. it's gonna be a rough two weeks lol

Suitanim
04-13-2006, 03:10 PM
I will give all the attendee's the best tip you will get about draft day...if you want autographs, GET THERE EARLY!

By time I jumped in a line, they were all like an hour long each, minimum.

Stlrs4Life
04-13-2006, 06:30 PM
If Dom gets there as early as he usually does, you literally won't be able to miss it, since he'll be next to SN, and they always have far and away the largest draft day tailgate.


Exactly. We will be there in line waiting for the lots to open.


Also, so true about the autographs.

melroseplace
04-13-2006, 08:38 PM
any word on who's going to be signing? also, does the line start forming as soon as it opens/what time do they do autographs?

Stlrs4Life
04-13-2006, 10:20 PM
Haven't seen the list yet, but yes, the lines start as soon as the doors open.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-14-2006, 01:27 AM
The line just to get into the gate starts forming a couple hours early atleast so yeah if u want autographs get in line early and buy your tickets ahead of time.. if you try and go later in the day to meet the players you'll be in line for hours !!!

melroseplace
04-14-2006, 06:07 PM
thanks for the advice :smile:

Suitanim
04-14-2006, 06:37 PM
Do me favor, and take lot's of pictures for those who go...I'm gonna be jonesing for some draft day tailgate pics and such...

Stlrs4Life
04-14-2006, 06:41 PM
You can also buy your tickets at Giant Eagle, and use your advantage card also.

melroseplace
04-16-2006, 10:38 PM
another question about the autographs...is it one line to get all autographs, or individual lines for individual players? I'm hoping it's the first...that would make more sense to me, but I just thought I'd check

Stlrs4Life
04-16-2006, 11:06 PM
They put a couple of players together, and at different spots in the Stadium, and different hours for each.

clevestinks
04-18-2006, 08:18 AM
I apologize if this has been answered already. But how much are tix, and can I pre buy?

Suitanim
04-18-2006, 09:02 AM
Like $10, and Dom said you can pick them up at Giant Eagle (although I'm guessing W Pa Giant Eagles only)

clevestinks
04-18-2006, 09:05 AM
I`ll have to get a relative to pick them up for me!

Anyone staying in town that weekend. I think my wife and I are going to stay at Best Western , Greentree

Stlrs4Life
04-18-2006, 09:32 PM
I'nm not, will be there at 9am though.

Prosdo
04-24-2006, 07:15 PM
Darn it's definite I can't make it. I talked to my sister. My nephew's party is that day. :dang:

melroseplace
04-24-2006, 07:34 PM
I just got my tickets today, can't wait :tt02:

SteelerzGirl
04-24-2006, 08:36 PM
Great! Take lots and lots of pics to share w/us, melroseplace. I'm in my cousin's wedding on Saturday, so I'm unable to make it. :frown: I want to hear all kinds of stories about your day there, too! :smile:

Steeler Sean
04-25-2006, 06:54 PM
:cheers: I'd like to stop by and meet some of you, Whereabouts are you setting up?

melroseplace
04-26-2006, 11:26 AM
well, looks like I'm gonna take another blow...so I got offered a job at training camp, which I can't take (but I found out I can get field passes!), and now I got offered a job working at the Fan Blitz. the bad part? I already bought my two tickets and made plans with my friend and I don't wanna blow her off :frown: le sigh.

Stlrs4Life
04-26-2006, 02:34 PM
Gold Lot #1. Look for a Small canopy, and ask somebody around for me. There will be a few of us around. If it is warm out I will be wearing a Jack Lambert jersey.

Steeler Sean
04-26-2006, 06:59 PM
Sounds good, I will try to find you guys. Always good to meet and hang out with other Steelers fans. :cheers:

melroseplace
04-27-2006, 04:42 PM
Current and former Steelers Player autographs will be held from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Coca-Cola Great Hall, the South Plaza area, the East Club Lounge and the Steelers Locker Room. Scheduled players include Marvel Smith, Kendall Simmons, Brett Keisel, Chris Hoke, Mike Logan, Jerame Tuman, James Harrison, Bryant McFadden, Nate Washington, Andre Frazier, Mike Logan, Chris Kemoeatu, Trai Essex, Shaun Nua, Erik Jensen, Brandon Joe, Dwight White, Mike Wagner, Gerry Mullins, John Banaszak, Jon Kolb, Randy Grossman, Louis Lipps, Jason Gildon, Dwayne Woodruff, Robin Cole, Bryan Hinkle, Craig Bingham and Mike Tomczak. The player's schedules, locations and times are subject to change.

melroseplace
04-27-2006, 04:43 PM
well it's official, I will be working at Heinz Field on Saturday :smile: I have no idea where I'll be at but if you guys see me make sure you say hi!

PisnNapalm
04-27-2006, 05:18 PM
2 Questions..


1: Where will the tailgating be?
2: What time does it start?

I leave for Pittsburgh tomorrow morning.

Stlrs4Life
04-27-2006, 07:11 PM
Gold Lot #1. 10 am. Call me on my cell 724-651-9626. Dom

PisnNapalm
04-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Thanks Dom. I'll do my best to be there. I may have some friends in tow. :)

SteelerzGirl
04-29-2006, 02:40 AM
I hope everyone has a great time! Have fun and stay safe. :smile:

Prosdo
04-29-2006, 10:59 AM
Hope you all have a blast! Can't wait to hear about it!

clevestinks
04-29-2006, 12:40 PM
Hope everyone is have a blast, I forgot to post Thirsday when I found out that I wont be able to make it

BlitzburghRockCity
04-29-2006, 12:42 PM
Well as you can see Im still here too.. my kids have a play this afternoon so later today I'll be gone for a couple hours. They begged me to stay and see it, so I couldnt let em down :smile: