What you need to know before heading to Heinz Field for Steelers vs. Raiders

PITTSBURGH — If you’re planning on heading to Heinz Field this Sunday to see the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Las Vegas Raiders, here’s everything you need to know before heading out the door.

Kickoff

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. The gates at Heinz Field open two hours prior to kickoff, meaning you’ll be able to get into the stadium starting at 11 a.m.

Weather

Severe Weather Team 11 Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper says the weather should be terrific for kickoff, although a little warm. Right now, the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the 80s. Be sure to keep hydrated and consider sunscreen if you’re going to be sitting on the sunny side of the stadium.

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Masks

You’re going to want to make sure you have a mask with you before going to the game.

Regardless of vaccination status, all guests, staff and vendors at Heinz Field will be required to wear a mask while visiting any of the indoor areas of the stadium. This includes indoor club levels, Steelers Pro Shops, restrooms, elevators, and other enclosed spaces. Fans are to bring their own masks with them before entering the stadium on Sunday.

Masks will not be required in the concourse areas, including the FedEx Great Hall, or in the upper and lower seating bowls of the stadium as well as outside club seating and suites with the windows open.

Fans will not be required to show proof of vaccination to enter Heinz Field.

To that end, if you’re not feeling well or know you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you’re urged to stay home.

FedEx Great Hall

The FedEx Great Hall is located on the East Side of Heinz Field and features plenty of Steelers and University of Pittsburgh memorabilia. Fans can see the Steelers’ six Super Bowl trophies as well. On Sunday, this space will feature live entertainment prior to kickoff along with live radio and television pregame shows.

Parking

If you haven’t been down to the North Shore in some time, you’ll be surprised to find a new parking garage. The “Champions Garage” is located at 643 W. General Robinson St. It features 445 spaces.

READ MORE: New parking garage opens on North Shore

Traffic

You can always check the latest traffic conditions on our WPXI Traffic page. CLICK HERE before heading out on game day.