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Coldest Game Ever? Steelers to Face Raiders in Frigid Conditions



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The weather conditions figure to be bitter. Those who brave them for Saturday’s Christmas Eve game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Las Vegas Raiders won’t have to pay much to do so.

Temperatures around kickoff time are forecasted to be 12 degrees with a 14-mile-per-hour wind. The low for the night is 7 degrees. Ticketmaster has tickets for the matchup priced as low as $20.

If the conditions get any more frigid, this matchup could be the coldest NFL game ever played in the Steel City. The coldest temperature for a Steelers home game was recorded 33 years ago when they played New England in 5-degree weather.

The coldest game Pittsburgh ever took part in was a Dec. 10, 1977 clash with Cincinnati. That game, which was held at Riverfront Stadium, was announced as being played in 2-degree conditions.

If you’re planning on attending the contest — which will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Franco Harris’ Immaculate Reception — make sure to dress in layers. Staying warm throughout the night will definitely be a tall task. Harris’ No. 32 jersey will be retired at halftime, becoming the third player in Steelers history to have his threads hung up.

The other two players to have their jerseys retired for Pittsburgh are Joe Greene and Ernie Stautner. If you’d rather watch from a warmer, more comfortable setting, watch the halftime presentation live on, the team’s official mobile app, or on Steelers’ social media.

The game still technically has playoff implications, as the Steelers have long odds to make the postseason.

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