Pittsburgh Sports Teams

Pittsburgh is the place for sports fans!

Come see for yourself why Sporting News magazine awarded Pittsburgh the coveted "Best Sports City" title and why the USA TODAY 10 Best Reader's Choice poll named Pittsburgh as one of the winners of the "Best City for Sports" travel award.

If its action you want, this city has it covered with the best of football, baseball, hockey and more. Grab your Terrible Towel and visit Acrisure Stadium to watch the six-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Head to PPG Paints Arena and join in all the excitement when the Penguins take the ice.  The Pirates make a perfect summer night complete as you watch the game from PNC Park, rated by Travel & Leisure as the "best baseball stadium in America!"


Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh is officially "Sixburgh" as the Steelers became the first team in NFL history to win six Super Bowl titles! Steelers Nation spreads far and wide, so grab your Terrible Towel and come celebrate where it all originates: the Home of the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Here we go!

Where to See Them: Acrisure Stadium
Capacity: 68,400 (record is 70,622 for the 2022 Backyard Brawl between Pitt and West Virginia)
Opened: 2001
Also Home To: University of Pittsburgh Panthers D1 football, Rib Fest
Known For: Terrible Towels waving, "Renegade" being played in the fourth quarter, incredible skyline views
Fun Fact: This stadium hosted two outdoor hockey games - the 2011 NHL Winter Classic and 2017 NHL Stadium Series.
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Pittsburgh Pirates

You can always count on the Pittsburgh Pirates for an exciting summer of baseball! Raise the Jolly Roger at PNC Park, hailed as one of the best ballparks in the country. Let's Go Bucs!

Where to See Them: PNC Park
Capacity: 38,362
Opened: 2001
Also Home To: All Star Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Festival
Known For: Skyline views, fireworks nights, the Pittsburgh Pierogi Race, fantastic local food and brews
Fun Facts: 70 home run balls have exited the stadium and splashed into the Allegheny River, but only five have landed in the river without bouncing.
Did You Know? PNC Park offers stadium tours all season long that take you onto the field for an up-close look at this magnificent stadium.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The ice might be cold, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are HOT! When the five-time Stanley Cup champions take the ice at PPG Paints Arena it's "A Great Day for Hockey." Tickets sell out fast, so don't be left out of the action! Let's Go Pens!

Where to See Them: PPG Paints Arena
Capacity: 18,387
Opened: 2010
Also Home To: NCAA ice hockey and basketball tournaments
Known For: The antics of Iceburgh (the Penguins' mascot), RC Cola, fantastic concerts, WWE live events, Monster Jam and other family events
Fun Fact: The Penguins had a record-setting sellout streak that lasted 14 years and 633 consecutive games from 2007-2021, resulting in three Stanley Cups.
Did You Know? PPG Paints Arena offers free skates on select dates throughout the year. Look for announcements on social media.

Photo Credit: Dave DiCello

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Pittsburgh is becoming a part on America’s growing soccer landscape with the Riverhounds! Take in a great city skyline at Highmark Stadium at Station Square and help turn Pittsburgh into a #HoundTahn!

Where to See Them: Highmark Stadium
Capacity: 5,000
Opened: 2012
Also Home To: Blues & Heritage Festival, WPIAL soccer championships
Known For: Trains rumbling by during games, Steel Army supporters section
Fun Fact: A riverhound isn't a type of dog! It's a nickname for the people who operate coal barges on the river.
Did You Know? The On-Field Party Box is one of the best luxury boxes in town, offering unmatched on-the-field views with seating for up to 60.

Other Pittsburgh Sports Teams

In addition to the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, this world-class sports town boasts teams in everything from women's football to ultimate frisbee, roller derby, armored combat and eSports!


Heinz History Center-Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a state-of-the-art museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center, features a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind sports artifacts and interactive exhibits that celebrate the rich tradition of sports in our region. When it comes to sports pride and sports history, no other region in the world is like western Pennsylvania.

Engine House No.25

This historic firehouse now holds some of the most fascinating memorabilia of Roberto Clemente. Schedule a tour to see the paintings, photographs, letters and more and learn about the personal and professional journey of this beloved Pirates player.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines! Don't miss this 10-day festival of motorsport events culminating with the Annual Vintage Races and Car Show at Schenley Park on the third weekend of July. Free to spectators.

Collegiate Sports

Pittsburgh is a world-class sports town and home to many NCAA Division 1 universities, some right in the heart of the city, including the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Robert Morris University. Each school has a variety of sports teams, including football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis…the list goes on!

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