Sunday, October 28, 2012
For the first time, the Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their horizontally striped throwback jerseys and socks in a game when they take on the Washington Redskins today at Heinz Field. What's your take on the 1934 replicas?
Killer bees? Depression chic? Those are some of the kinder phrases thrown about by some Pittsburgh Steelers fans who are less than thrilled that players will be donning throwback uniforms at 1 p.m. today when they meet the Washington Redskins at Heinz Field. Steelers officials unveiled the black-and-gold horizontally striped jerseys and socks earlier this year in honor of the team's 80th anniversary. The Steelers haven't worn this style of uniform since 1934, and the throwback garb is intended to reflect the team's Depression-era roots. Steelers’ players are looking forward to wearing the throwbacks today for the first time in a game, according to the team's official blog on its website. Players say they enjoy celebrating the team's …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Pittsburgh area's museums, galleries, parks and other cultural venues are offering free admission on specific days between Sept. 20 and Oct. 13.
Want to take advantage to visit some of Pittsburgh's greatest assets—for free? Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) is offering the chance to do just that during 2012 RADical Days, which runs from Sept. 20 to Oct. 13. From a free tour of Heinz Field Sept. 27 to free admission to the National Aviary on Sept. 30—there are tons of ways to have fun free of charge. To see the list of this year's activities, click here. Participating assets are not offering free admission every day and guests are advised to check listings for each asset’s free date, times and limitations. Admissions are first-come, first-served. Some admissions require advance reservations. Parking fees might be charged at venue lots. Since 1994, RAD has funded more than $1.3…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans attending tonight's preseason game about a new security procedure.
Heading to tonight's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts? The Pittsburgh Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans about a new security procedure. A metal detector screening has been put in place upon entering the stadium. These new measures will be in effect for all home games throughout the season. All fans will be subject to metal detection as they enter Heinz Field. This is a new requirement for all NFL stadiums. Tonight, gates open at 6 p.m. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium to allow extra time for the screening. The new procedure, using handheld metal detectors, will enhance the current screening process and ensure a safe game day environment for all. Fans can log on to …
Monday, December 19, 2011
'The Dark Knight Rises' trailer features clips of Steelers' Hines Ward and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The new "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer was released on Monday, Dec. 19. The scenes shot at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh are featured in the trailer, including a clip of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl about to kick the football and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward running to the endzone for a touchdown as the field blows up behind him. Also included in the trailer is the fight scene filmed at the Mellon Institute on Fifth Avenue. The film returns Christian Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Luscius Fox. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays police officer John Blake, Anne Hathaway is Catwoman and Marion Cotillard plays Miranda Tate. "The Dark Knight Rises" opens in theaters on July 20, …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Special Olympics fundraiser doubles in size, donations.
Though it’s only the second year teams from the Pittsburgh area have braved the cold waters of the Ohio River for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, the event has managed to double in attendance, donations and perhaps even enthusiasm. The water was reported to be 39 degrees, but the sun shone brightly on Heinz Field on Sunday. “You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day,” said Sandra Bradshaw of Bethel Park. Crowds gathered early at the stadium in anticipation of the plunge that began at noon. Of those attending, about 1,300 were on teams that jumped into the Ohio River from the Heinz Field boat launch to raise money for the Special Olympics. By the week of the event, those teams had raised about $250,000. Some estimates immediately after …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Bono continues to croon for a cause.
By Candy Woodall Hours before U2 took the stage, I had a conversation with Craig Anderson, who gave me the keys to the local rock universe. Anderson is the owner of ThePittsburghScene.com, a music-sharing website dedicated to the promotion of local artists. While discussing why some bands are successful and others aren’t, Anderson indicated that sometimes it all comes down to stage presence. “Someone once told me nobody wants to see anyone on stage who’s 5’9”. You have to be 10-foot tall,” he said. I couldn’t ignore that Bono is about 5’9”. But his stage presence has always been bigger than rock genres, political factions, global causes and the venues in which he performs. “People always say Bono has a way of making people in the …