The Steelers plan to have conversations with the Pennsylvania Health Department about having fans in the stands when they return to Heinz Field, according to multiple media reports.
Steelers president Art Rooney II said on the Steelers Radio Network pregame show on Sunday that the team feels that it’s time that fans be allowed to attend games.
“We feel good about our outdoor plan we submitted to the authorities,” Rooney said. “We’re seeing around the country other stadiums having fans and so far not having any major outbreaks of the virus because of that situation. We really think it’s time.”
The public request from Rooney was echoed on Monday by Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi, who said he hoped his team will be able to have some fans, or at least the families of players, in attendance this Saturday when Pitt hosts NC State.
The Steelers have a week on the road before their first home game in the month of October. The Steelers will play at the Tennessee Titans before hosting the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 11 and the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 18.