View Full Version : Im going to the game and need a little help wiith activities

01-22-2011, 01:36 PM
My wife and I were able to score tickets to the game...I dont know if I can make the 7 hour drive without acting like Dave Chappelle in Half Baked when he picks up that prescription for the scientist and has to sign his name. Anyway, what are some of the hotspots the night before and the day of a late game? We are up for ALMOST anything and want to get the full experience. I haven't been to a game since Three Rivers was there.


01-22-2011, 02:27 PM
And parking???

01-22-2011, 02:32 PM
I'm sure there are many, many others on the board more qualified to give you better answers as me. But the one time I was there, I spent some time at the few bars that our on the other side of PNC Park. Also, there is the Clark Bar that is just north of Heinz Feild. If your staying a hotel not within walking distance, take a cab. Have a great time!


01-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Thanks Ozey! Ive noticed that all the regulars that go to the games havent been on today. Oh well, we'll figure it out, I hope. Thanks again! :tt1 :tt2

01-22-2011, 02:46 PM
And parking???

Parking is probably going to be $40.

The farther you park from Heinz Field the better. The two parking garages between the ballbarks is much better. The one behind Mullens near from PNC Park is the best.

01-22-2011, 02:53 PM
We parked across the river and walked the bridge. It was cheap (can't remember the price) in that structure. Get a room near there and walk or cab it.

01-22-2011, 03:31 PM
i dont know anything about activities, but the Half Baked reference had me rolling. if i got tickets i'd be the same way. hope your vocal chords are prepped Steel.

01-22-2011, 03:33 PM
Gonna be the coldest playoff game ever in Pittsburgh too so dress heavy.

01-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Go over to River's Casino and play the slots, etc until the game starts. There's a big garage there and its close to the stadium. Parking is $25.

I park at Carnegie Science Center which is $45. They left a few people in there last week too that don't have assigned parking passes....

All the bars are cool over near PNC Park.. Soho is a good one......

Have fun!


As far as cold goes- yes dress warmly... That AFCC Vs. the PAts was the coldest- 3 degrees at games end....

01-22-2011, 03:41 PM
FYI parking at the casino is free until 10:30AM I believe. So if you don't feel like dropping any money on parking, get there early and drop your money at the card tables.

01-22-2011, 04:01 PM
One of the bars near PNC park is Jerome Bettis Grill 46, http://www.jeromebettisgrille36.com/ . "Voted Pittsburgh's best sports restaurant every year since it's been open". Family friendly too, if that's important to you.

The Bus is at the front door signing autographs all night before every home game.

Sorry, just kidding about that last part, I don't know that to be true. But we went there the night before the 1st Clowns game this year. Nice pics on the wall, great atmosphere.

Of course it goes without saying ... Steelers gear is the required dress code in that part of town the night before, and on, gameday!!

01-22-2011, 04:37 PM
thanks everyone! ill be there screaming til my throat bleeds!

01-22-2011, 04:53 PM
Parking is free at the casino garage if you get there at least 6 hours before gametime. If not, you can park at the city garages downtown for $5 or $10 and walk over the Roberto Clemente (6th St.) bridge to PNC and then over to Heinz from there.

Where are your seats? I'll be in my usual seats in the upper deck end zone bleachers (Section 525, Row FF, Seats 25-26), just in case you want to agree with me in person. :wink:

01-22-2011, 05:40 PM
South Side on Saturday night is probably going to be insane. I reccomend it.

Eat at Primaniti Bros.

And DeLucas for breakfast.

01-22-2011, 05:47 PM
seats r 541 i think....meeting a guy i know tomorrow for tickets. they r corner endzone. definitely want to try pri bros....

Mister Pittsburgh
01-22-2011, 06:04 PM
Gonna be the coldest playoff game ever in Pittsburgh too so dress heavy.

Yeah, for activities I was going to say anything indoors and for the game, plan on about 45 minutes of layering up. Gonna be the cold as heck.

01-22-2011, 07:23 PM
Right next to the stadium is Carnegie Science center and a sports physiology center or something like that. The science center has a wide variety of exhibits and things to do inside. The sports physiology (or whatever it's called) allows you to sprint against Jackiew Joyner kersee, fly a glider, rock wall climb, trampoline with harness so you can try all manner of tricks safely, clock your fastball against Nolan Ryan (I think) and some other stuff. Both places are a good way to spend a few hours.

Lunch with the wife up on Mount Washington would be a great for treat for you and her. You can park in Station square, ride the incline up, have lunch with a view of the city and then back to the parking garage. Station square offers some interesting shopping for Steeler memorabilia, if I recall correctly there's an art gallery there with a lot, Steeler paintings, lithographs and charcoals.

A trip to the strip district is always a nice way to spend a few hours, haggling with vendors, picking up a few souvenirs and maybe having a Primanti sandwich.

If you're looking for alcohol, South Side is the place to go probably or even the North Shore near the stadiums.

Take your pick, have fun and give us all a full report.

:tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2 :tt2


01-22-2011, 08:34 PM
The Science Center and SportsWorks are typically closed on Steeler Sundays (not sure if they'll make an exception since the game does not start until 6:30, but I doubt it)...they'll probably want to keep their lots empty during the day to sell off spots to tailgaters for big bucks.

If you aren't able to get to Primanti's, they do sell Primanti sandwiches in the Great Hall at Heinz and the price is reasonable (but you only get the choice of 2...Pitts-Burger or Capicola & Cheese...instead of the wide array of choices you'd get at one of their restaurants). They also have a Quaker Steak and Lube wing stand and Benkowitz Seafood in there as well as your typical stadium food.

01-22-2011, 11:12 PM
Thanks again everyone! We finally arrived afte a grueling 8 hour drive. I'm at the Hyatt North Shore which appears to be only about a stone's throw away from everything. GO STEELERS!!!!! I feel like a kid again...... :tt2

01-23-2011, 12:39 AM
Woohooo- had that feeling last weekend myself. Enjoy. If you are staying there, you could probably just get a shuttle ride over.


01-23-2011, 02:13 PM
Im at station square in bar called buckhead saloon drinkin 2 dollar draft! look for the coolest guy in the place and have him point me out n ill buy! Go Steelers