Heinz Field ranks high in atmosphere, food in new stadium survey
Fans going to a Pittsburgh Steelers game and visiting Heinz Field ranked the stadium’s atmosphere and food high, but the bathrooms average.
Ticket site SeatGeek released its 2019 NFL stadium guides Wednesday, which surveyed more than 3,200 NFL fans about game-day atmosphere, in-stadium food, and bathrooms.
Heinz Field ranked ninth overall for stadium atmosphere, with a 4.5 (out of 5) rating. The site raved about the history on display and the diehard fans that make a game an experience.
“One of the most storied franchises in the NFL, the Steelers give fans the opportunity to really walk through the club’s history,” the site said. The site encouraged visitors, though, to get to their seats and not miss Styx’s “Renegade,” blasted while the team is on defense.
And according to the survey, the fans make the experience. “Steelers fans are one of the most dedicated in the league, and they make Heinz Field feel like a fortress as they wave their Terrible Towels and cheer on the team.”
The survey ranked Heinz Field stadium eats sixth among all NFL venues with a 3.9 rating. The bathrooms also were rated 3.9, but fell to 11th among all stadiums.
SeatGeek offered one tip for Heinz Field visitors on game day – try the ferry. “Many fans suggested taking the ferry to the game as both an awesome experience, and a more efficient one as well.”
The top ranked stadiums for each category in the survey were:
For best atmosphere: Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers; Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs; Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Saints.
For best food: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Falcons; Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers; AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboys.
For best bathrooms: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Falcons; Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Colts; AT&T Stadium, Dallas Cowboys.