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11-06-2011, 07:21 AM
Steelers Game Day Activities Announced
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Fans Encouraged To Arrive Early and Enjoy Heinz Field Experience

The Pittsburgh Steelers are encouraging fans to arrive early to enjoy the many activities surrounding game day at Heinz Field for Sunday’s night game against the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m.

The Steelers 1st-IN-GOAL promotion, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will allow fans who enter Heinz Field early on game days the opportunity to win exclusive prizes from the team. The first 25,000 fans who enter the stadium will be given scratch-off cards, which will be distributed by volunteers from Ford and UPMC at all gates as well as suite and club entrances. Fans will have the opportunity to win pre-game field passes and the chance to participate in the pre-game Terrible Towel Twirl on the Steelers’ sideline just prior to kickoff, Stage AE concert tickets, free concessions (Coca-Cola fountain drinks, Augustine’s Stadium Pizza, SilverStar Super Hot Dogs) throughout the stadium, private tours of Heinz Field, Terrible Towels, 2012 Steelers Fan Blitz passes, and $10 of Steelers’ merchandise at any Steelers’ Sideline Store.

In support of the NFL’s Veteran’s Day/Military Appreciation initiative, the Steelers will be honoring military veterans on the field prior to kickoff. Veterans from Pearl Harbor, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Desert Storm/Desert Shield War, Iraq War and Afghanistan War will be introduced and stay on the field for the National Anthem. Additionally, the Titusville Veterans of Foreign War will serve as Sunday’s Color Guard.

Fans can stop by Stage AE prior to entering the stadium to participate in the Official Tailgate Zone of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tickets to Sunday’s game will be given away along with many other prizes. Admission is free.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fan Cam will take place during kickoff and will give fans the chance to prove they were at Heinz Field for Sunday’s matchup against the Ravens. Fans are asked to be in their seats early before kickoff each and every home game, and at that time, an ultra-high-def, 5-billion pixel image will be shot on the field. This 360-degree virtual image will capture Heinz Field in its entirety, and it takes between 5-7 minutes to shoot. Fans will be able to “step inside” the image and look around Heinz Field for a frozen moment of time at kickoff. Follow the Steelers Official Facebook page to be notified as soon as the image is available on Monday for tagging and sharing with friends on Facebook, email or twitter.

The Steelers are participating all season in the “Let’s Tackle Recycling” campaign. At every Steelers home game, the Pennsylvania Resources Council and its partners are collecting aluminum cans, glass containers and plastic bottles and cups at tailgating parties in the parking lots outside of Heinz Field. The “Let’s Tackle Recycling” campaign is sponsored by PRC and the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with Heinz Field, Alco Parking, City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services, Greenstar Recycling and the Sports & Exhibition Authority.
The following are additional highlights for fans for Sunday’s game:

8th Street Rox will be performing in the Coca-Cola Great Hall and The Vagrants will be performing on the Main Concourse West prior to the game.
The University of Pittsburgh Marching Band will perform on the field at halftime.
Zambelli International will have a fireworks display prior to kickoff.
Country music star Craig Campbell will sing Sunday’s National Anthem.

Mt. Lebanon native and star of HBO’s “True Blood” Joe Manganiello along with 1st-IN-GOAL pre-game field pass winners and season-ticket holder Judith Bunch, will help lead this week’s Terrible Towel Twirl.