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Pittsburgh Steelers stadium records

Surface Games W L T Pct.
Natural grass 700 301 378 21 .4450
Artificial turf (1st generation) 373 240 133 - .6434
Artificial turf (2nd generation) 26 15 11 - .5141
Roof Games W L T Pct.
Outdoor 1047 529 497 21 .5153
Indoor 52 27 25 - .5192
Includes all games through the end of the 2008 NFL season.
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Natural grass also includes hybrid surfaces like DD Grassmaster, which are enhanced with synthetic fibers but are still mostly made of natural grass.

Artificial turf (1st generation) includes AstroTurf and other "carpet on concrete" surfaces like TartanTurf, SuperTurf, and Texas Turf.

Artificial turf (2nd generation) includes FieldTurf, AstroTurf GameDay Grass, Momentum Turf, and other surfaces that use fibers and rubber to simulate grass.

Games played in stadiums with retractable roofs are recorded as Indoor if the roof was closed and Outdoor if the roof was open.


The Pittsburgh Steelers were originally named the Pirates after Pittsburgh's popular baseball team, and like their namesakes, the NFL Pirates played their home games at Forbes Field.  Built in 1909, Forbes was first and foremost a ballpark, but its cavernous outfield provided more than enough room for a football field.  The Steelers called Forbes Field home for three decades, playing their last game there in 1963.

In 1958, the Steelers reached an agreement with the University of Pittsburgh to move their home games to Pitt Stadium, the home field of the Pitt Panthers.  Built in 1925, Pitt Stadium was larger and more suited to football than Forbes Field, but its location at the top of a steep hill made it a chilly place to watch a football game in the winter.  Due to low attendance, the Steelers returned to Forbes Field in 1959 and took a more gradual approach to the move to Pitt Stadium.  From 1960 to 1963, the team split its home games between the two stadiums, using the larger Pitt Stadium for games against high-profile opponents like the Browns and Giants.  The number of games at Pitt Stadium gradually increased until 1964, when the Steelers started playing all of their home games there.  The playing surface during the Steelers' time at Pitt Stadium was natural grass.

In 1970, the Steelers and Pirates both moved into brand-new Three Rivers Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility designed to host both football and baseball games.  The stadium was named for the three rivers that flow through the city of Pittsburgh— the Allegheny and Monongahela combining to form the Ohio.  The field was initially covered with a surface called TartanTurf; this was replaced in 1983 by the similar AstroTurf.  During their first decade at Three Rivers, the Steelers won four Super Bowls and the Pirates won two World Series, prompting Pittsburgh to claim the title "City of Champions."  Both pro teams spent three decades at Three Rivers, playing their last games there in 2000, shortly before it was demolished.  By that time, the multipurpose facilities of the 1970s, with their circular floor plans and rock-hard artificial turf, were considered ugly by many sports fans; but Three Rivers Stadium would always hold a special place in Steelers fans' hearts as the place where the Steelers finally became winners.

Heinz Field has been the home of the Steelers since 2001.  It is the first stadium built primarily to be the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, although it also hosts the Pitt Panthers in a return of the favor given to the Steelers by the University of Pittsburgh when they played at Pitt Stadium.  The field's original Kentucky bluegrass surface was replaced in 2003 with DD Grassmaster, a hybrid surface containing about 90% natural grass reinforced with synthetic fibers in order to help the field better withstand wear and tear.  Starting in 2009, the field returned to 100% natural grass.  Because Heinz Field hosts both an NFL and a college home schedule in addition to high school championships each year, the field takes a lot of punishment, leading to some very messy games when it rains.  It is also one of the toughest stadiums in the league for field goal kickers, due to one of the end zones being open towards the river.


Steelers home stadiums
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Years Stadium Games W L T Pct.
1933-1957;
1959-1963
Forbes Field
  Pittsburgh, PA
161 76 78 7 .4938
1958;
1960-1969
Pitt Stadium
  Pittsburgh, PA
55 17 37 1 .3182
1970-2000 Three Rivers Stadium
  Pittsburgh, PA
254 182 72 - .7165
2001-present Heinz Field
  Pittsburgh, PA
72 52 19 1 .7292
Includes all games through the end of the 2008 NFL season.


Steelers at current NFL stadiums
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Stadium Games W L T Pct.
Arrowhead Stadium
  Kansas City, MO
13 9 4 - .6923
Bank of America Stadium
  Charlotte, NC
2 1 1 - .5000
Candlestick Park
  San Francisco, CA
6 4 2 - .6667
Cleveland Browns Stadium
  Cleveland, OH
10 9 1 - .9000
Cowboys Stadium
  Arlington, TX
0 0 0 - -
Edward Jones Dome
  St. Louis, MO
1 1 0 - 1.000
FedEx Field
  Landover, MD
1 1 0 - 1.000
Ford Field
  Detroit, MI
1 1 0 - 1.000
Georgia Dome
  Atlanta, GA
3 2 1 - .6667
Giants Stadium
  East Rutherford, NJ
13 8 5 - .6154
Gillette Stadium
  Foxboro, MA
3 1 2 - .3333
HHH Metrodome
  Minneapolis, MN
2 1 1 - .5000
Invesco Field
  Denver, CO
3 1 2 - .3333
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
  Jacksonville, FL
11 4 7 - .3636
Lambeau Field
  Green Bay, WI
5 3 2 - .6000
Land Shark Stadium
  Miami Gardens, FL
7 4 3 - .5714
Lincoln Financial Field
  Philadelphia, PA
1 0 1 - .0000
Louisiana Superdome
  New Orleans, LA
4 2 2 - .5000
LP Field
  Nashville, TN
6 1 5 - .1667
Lucas Oil Stadium
  Indianapolis, IN
0 0 0 - -
M&T Bank Stadium
  Baltimore, MD
11 6 5 - .5455
Oakland Coliseum
  Oakland, CA
9 3 6 - .3333
Paul Brown Stadium
  Cincinnati, OH
10 9 1 - .9000
Qualcomm Stadium
  San Diego, CA
13 7 6 - .5385
Qwest Field
  Seattle, WA
1 0 1 - .0000
Ralph Wilson Stadium
  Orchard Park, NY
10 3 7 - .3000
Raymond James Stadium
  Tampa, FL
4 3 1 - .7500
Reliant Stadium
  Houston, TX
1 1 0 - 1.000
Soldier Field
  Chicago, IL
5 1 4 - .2000
University of Phoenix Stadium
  Glendale, AZ
1 0 1 - .0000
Includes all games through the end of the 2008 NFL season.


Steelers at former / other stadiums
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Stadium Games W L T Pct.
Anaheim Stadium
  Anaheim, CA
2 0 2 - .0000
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
  Atlanta, GA
5 4 1 - .8000
Baker Bowl
  Philadelphia, PA
2 1 1 - .5000
Busch Stadium I
  St. Louis, MO
7 1 6 - .1429
Busch Stadium II
  St. Louis, MO
6 2 2 2 .5000
City Stadium
  Green Bay, WI
6 1 5 - .1667
Cleveland Stadium
  Cleveland, OH
47 13 33 1 .2872
Comiskey Park
  Chicago, IL
11 6 5 - .5545
Connie Mack Stadium
  Philadelphia, PA
20 5 13 2 .3000
Cotton Bowl
  Dallas, TX
8 3 5 - .3750
Crosley Field
  Cincinnati, OH
1 0 0 1 .5000
Ebbets Field
  Brooklyn, NY
12 5 6 1 .4583
Fenway Park
  Boston, MA
8 3 5 - .3750
Foxboro Stadium
  Foxboro, MA
4 3 1 - .7500
Franklin Field
  Philadelphia, PA
12 3 8 1 .2917
Griffith Stadium
  Washington, DC
24 7 14 3 .3542
Houston Astrodome
  Houston, TX
28 16 12 - .5714
Husky Stadium
  Seattle, WA
1 0 1 - .0000
JFK Stadium
  Philadelphia, PA
1 0 1 - .0000
Kansas City Municipal Stadium
  Kansas City, MO
1 0 1 - .0000
Kezar Stadium
  San Francisco, CA
3 1 2 - .3333
Kingdome
  Seattle, WA
5 1 4 - .2000
Laidley Field
  Charleston, WV
1 0 1 - .0000
Liberty Bowl
  Memphis, TN
1 0 1 - .0000
Los Angeles Coliseum
  Los Angeles, CA
11 2 9 - .1818
Memorial Stadium
  Baltimore, MD
8 5 3 - .6250
Metropolitan Stadium
  Bloomington, MN
4 1 3 - .2500
Mile High Stadium
  Denver, CO
11 3 7 1 .3182
Milwaukee County Stadium
  Milwaukee, WI
2 1 1 - .5000
Orange Bowl
  Miami, FL
8 2 6 - .2500
Point Stadium
  Johnstown, PA
1 1 0 - 1.000
Polo Grounds
  New York, NY
22 9 13 - .4091
Pontiac Silverdome
  Pontiac, MI
3 1 2 - .3333
RCA Dome
  Indianapolis, IN
4 2 2 - .5000
RFK Stadium
  Washington, DC
8 4 4 - .5000
Riverfront Stadium
  Cincinnati, OH
29 13 16 - .4483
Rose Bowl
  Pasadena, CA
1 1 0 - 1.000
Rubber Bowl
  Akron, OH
1 0 1 - .0000
Shea Stadium
  Flushing, NY
4 4 0 - 1.000
Sun Devil Stadium
  Tempe, AZ
4 1 3 - .2500
Tampa Stadium
  Tampa, FL
2 2 0 - 1.000
Temple Stadium
  Philadelphia, PA
1 1 0 - 1.000
Texas Stadium
  Irving, TX
5 2 3 - .4000
Tiger Stadium
  Detroit, MI
10 3 7 - .3000
Tulane Stadium
  New Orleans, LA
6 3 3 - .5000
University of Detroit Stadium
  Detroit, MI
4 0 4 - .0000
Vanderbilt Stadium
  Nashville, TN
1 0 1 - .0000
Veterans Stadium
  Philadelphia, PA
3 0 3 - .0000
War Memorial Stadium
  Buffalo, NY
2 1 1 - .5000
Wisconsin State Fair Park
  West Allis, WI
6 2 4 - .3333
Wrigley Field
  Chicago, IL
10 0 10 - .0000
Yankee Stadium
  Bronx, NY
13 4 9 - .3077
Includes all games through the end of the 2008 NFL season.

Note:  The records on this page count the Steelers' 17-10 loss to Detroit in the 1962 Playoff Bowl, a postseason exhibition that decided the NFL's third-place team during the 1960s.

In general, the NFL does not count the Playoff Bowl in its official records, but it appears the Steelers count this game, perhaps because of its significance in the team's history.



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