PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are selling tickets like they might not be trying to fill Heinz Field this fall.
As single-game tickets went on sale Friday, team director of communications Burt Lauten put out a tweet saying half of the typical inventory for individual tickets was available. The Steelers, he wrote, are accounting for the possibility of hosting games with fans and some element of social distancing.
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Allegheny County remains in the yellow phase of Pennsylvania’s easing of coronavirus restrictions. Progression to the green phase would allow for public events like football games.
Heinz Field has a capacity of 68,400. A relatively small portion of those tickets on a given game day come from single-game sales.
WTAE reported Thursday that the Steelers are not currently allowing season ticket holders to take a year off from attending games while retaining their place on the team’s waiting list for years to come. A statement from Lauten to WTAE in the same story encouraged fans to contact the team ticket office and indicated the team would be reviewing its ticket policy in the coming weeks.
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