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« on: Jan 18, 2011 at 12:06 »

...for my first Steeler game IN Pittsburgh...EVAH.

So, are the seats in the hundys worth it?  I mean, the only thing available in the lowers is pushing $500 with a few for a little less, but those are pushed deep into the corners of the EZ.  That's purdy steep.

Prefer to be on the home side, but if you're sittin' anywhere that isn't in the UD, you're taking out a home equity for a coupla seats.  How are those UDs between the 30s?  Endzone better?  Never sat there for a game.  I'd imagine that you could really see plays develop from that perspective.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2011 at 12:09 »

I love the endzone seats, but it does limit your view when play is going the other way. 

IMO not a bad seat in the house.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2011 at 15:19 »

Honestly, I enjoy sitting between the 20s in the nosebleed section--the only ones I've ever been able to afford.  It's a rowdy crowd up top, and you're high enough to get a really cool view of the game.

Just my .02.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2011 at 15:22 »

Just GO!!!! It will be well worth it!
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 18, 2011 at 18:52 »

Just do it.  All the seats are great. 

FYI, for the winter classic, new bleacher seats were added to the "open" endzone.  Last saturday they were used (although remarkably an attendance record was not set?) and word is, they will be made permanent next season.  Around 3,000 additional seats.
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2011 at 11:46 »

agreed, I've trekked it there about 5 times and been down low EZ, nosebleeds, in the middle, on the 50, standing on the sprially things smoking and drinking a beer.  It's all "home side" and like Penso said, really not a bad seat in the house.  JUST DO IT!

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 19, 2011 at 12:40 »

Damnit, not looking good ATM for several reasons.

Looks like I'll have to enjoy the whoopin' they hand out from my couch.
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 19, 2011 at 20:26 »



The view from 122. I'll be there again Sunday and I'll be loud and obnoxious.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 19, 2011 at 23:44 »

I've been in the Club level, around the 40s, the end zone - lower level and for the Ravens playoff game in 508, row BB.
Never had a bad seat.  The atmosphere is just amazing.

If you can swing it, just go.  You won't regret spending the money.  At least not immediately.
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And if you go, I have a tailgate hookup for you.  They know Otis too.  Awesome group.

JUST DO IT!!
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 00:18 »



The view from 122. I'll be there again Sunday and I'll be loud and obnoxious.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 10:02 »

I'd give just about anything to be in Pittsburgh at 6:30 on Sunday night!



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« Reply #11 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 11:49 »



The view from 122. I'll be there again Sunday and I'll be loud and obnoxious.

Benny > The Jets


That's a pretty fuckin' sweet view, man.

What row?  Two available on stubhub in W.  Couple avail in 123 too.

Gahhh!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 11:53 »

Landed mine today.  No idea what section though.  Last week I was in section 103, row EE.  Corner of the open (south) endzone, last row of lower section, but the best part was, I could stand all game without worrying about people behind me.  That section was a party.

Club level seats are awesome, nicer amenities/bathrooms/etc.  Corporate crowd though?.

500s are great as well.

Shoot for a superbox though.

FYI, Y2Joyces are in section 121 Im guessing, Row J-ish.  123 should give you a similar view.  Not sure what section "W" is.
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 12:27 »

FYI, Y2Joyces are in section 121 Im guessing, Row J-ish.  123 should give you a similar view.  Not sure what section "W" is.

Section 122, row W.

I assume the rows go A-Z, then AA-ZZ?
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 12:36 »

Ok, yea section 122 is between section 121 and 123 (obviously), meaning that the difference is negligible in my opinion (a shade to the left side of the north goal-post or a shade to the right side of the goal post).  Rows do go A-Z, then AA and up as far as I know. 

I'm sure I missed this too, but where are you coming from again?  Also, if you need any info about the city, places to stay, where to eat, where to park, and how to get to the game, feel free.

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« Reply #15 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 13:34 »

I'm sure I missed this too, but where are you coming from again?  Also, if you need any info about the city, places to stay, where to eat, where to park, and how to get to the game, feel free.

I'd be coming from CT and it would be my first time in the city.  Being a n00b, I'd appreciate any and all inside info I could get.  TY.

First things first, though.  Gotta see if I can set this up!
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 16:39 »

Wow, really AJ?

Figured you for a displaced former 'burgher.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 16:42 »

Wow, really AJ?

Figured you for a displaced former 'burgher.

C'mon man.  No self-respecting yinzer would root for the Yankees and/or the Lakers.
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 20, 2011 at 17:55 »

Wow, really AJ?

Figured you for a displaced former 'burgher.

C'mon man.  No self-respecting yinzer would root for the Yankees and/or the Lakers.

Unless your hate for the Cheatriots has carried over to all Boston teams, which is definitely the case for me. 

So I root for (1) the Pirates and (2) the Yankees and whoever is playing the Celts.
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 02:10 »

I have a friend who's a Cowboys, Yankees and Lakers fan.  Is it ok if I just kill him?
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« Reply #20 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 07:27 »

I'm sure I missed this too, but where are you coming from again?  Also, if you need any info about the city, places to stay, where to eat, where to park, and how to get to the game, feel free.

I'd be coming from CT and it would be my first time in the city.  Being a n00b, I'd appreciate any and all inside info I could get.  TY.

First things first, though.  Gotta see if I can set this up!

Just hit Primanti's and you'll be fine. The good one downtown in the strip not one of the chain ones that they've opened recently. It's a dive, but it's pure Pittsburgh (in atmosphere and in the crowd that will be there) and the sammies are awesome.
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« Reply #21 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 10:29 »

I have a friend who's a Cowboys, Yankees and Lakers fan.  Is it ok if I just kill him?

What have we devolved to in this country when you want to KILL someone because of the teams they root for?  That's just the most offensive and irresponsible comment I can imagine someone making. 

FFS, use your head for once.  Don't you want to waterboard him first?  It's the American way!
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« Reply #22 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 11:23 »

Wow, really AJ?

Figured you for a displaced former 'burgher.

Unless your hate for the Cheatriots has carried over to all Boston teams, which is definitely the case for me.  

So I root for (1) the Pirates and (2) the Yankees and whoever is playing the Celts.

Sorry to disappoint.  Please don't hold it against me.   Smiley

As scballers has described and I may have mentioned before, basically all of my team allegiances began due to a hatred for a particular organization and/or region.  In MLB, I really had no choice.  Growing up, it was the main sport watched in our household and my parents absolutely despised the Red Sox and loved the Yankees.  Game.  Set.  Match.

As my love of sports grew and I started watching other types, I followed the same MO.  Couldn't stand Bird/McHale/Parrish/Johnson's Celtics, so I gravitated towards the Lakers.  And finally, I really hated the arrogance and cockiness of the Cowboys so that drove me towards the light (Steelers).

Anyway, it doesn't look like this is going to materialize.  Too many factors working against me.

 Angry

*sigh*

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EDIT:  About the only thing that might give me an outside chance at getting there is a significant drop in ticket prices.  A quick look at stubhub shows a pretty decent drop from yesterday.  Uppers are ranging from $230-$250~ish, compared to $310 and up yesterday.  I'm very surprised at the amount of tickets still available.  Stubhub alone has 619 of 'em out there right now.  I'm sure other sites have plenty too.
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 11:55 »

One other point, I noticed that several of the upper deck sections on the visiting side have no seats available.  Might be nothing...but might be indicative of a lot of Jets fans bucking up and making the trip too.  I know several of the local radio guys have been pushing hard for fans to pony up and go.  Show your support, etc., etc.  At my company, there were at least a half dozen that I know that bought tickets.  And, that's just my department.  Just sayin'...

Just something to keep in mind for those planning on attending.  Don't be surprised if you see more visiting colors than usual.
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« Reply #24 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 12:52 »

hey AJ, if you're making that 8 hour trek, where are you driving from? That's about the same time it takes me.
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« Reply #25 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 14:36 »

One other point, I noticed that several of the upper deck sections on the visiting side have no seats available.  Might be nothing...but might be indicative of a lot of Jets fans bucking up and making the trip too.  I know several of the local radio guys have been pushing hard for fans to pony up and go.  Show your support, etc., etc.  At my company, there were at least a half dozen that I know that bought tickets.  And, that's just my department.  Just sayin'...

Just something to keep in mind for those planning on attending.  Don't be surprised if you see more visiting colors than usual.

Visiting side tickets have always been easier for me to get.  Not sure what my point is, but its definitely the more accessible side of the stadium.  I do know two Jets fans making the trip and I hope its miserable.

Also the trip from CT could be treacherous right now.  The Burgh got hit pretty good yesterday evening and my guess is Interstate 80 also saw its share of snow.  Ordinarily I bet its closer to a 7 hour drive but probably not now.
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« Reply #26 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 14:58 »

I floated the idea by Mrs. Finny last weekend.  Got some ticket prices off eBay, rounded up some hotel numbers, go out Saturday, come back Monday...

She was more than happy to watch from the comfort of the living room, where the game can be paused for a piss break, another log put on the fire, all the creature comforts. 

Were I a single dude, I would probably shoulder the expense and brave the forecast (16F is the high... 5F the low... FFS!).
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« Reply #27 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 21:19 »

Last week, one of the guys tailgating with us got a ticket for $150 - lower level.  Another got club level for $240.

If you make the trek, just go for the scalpers.  I know people you can tailgate with, and if all else fails, go to Bettis's to watch the game.
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« Reply #28 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 23:08 »

122 I'm in. I sit on the aisle though, so it is much closer to 121 as scballer said. I am in row R. Ill be the strapping dude with dashing looks, a runny nose, and a scarf. Dashing. I'll always be holding at least one beer and sometimes I slide down the railing.

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« Reply #29 on: Jan 22, 2011 at 01:44 »

122 I'm in. I sit on the aisle though, so it is much closer to 121 as scballer said. I am in row R. Ill be the strapping dude with dashing looks, a runny nose, and a scarf. Dashing. I'll always be holding at least one beer and sometimes I slide down the railing.




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And then there's this....

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« Reply #30 on: Jan 23, 2011 at 15:26 »

awesome guys!  Enjoy the fucking game!

So on another note, I took Finny's advice and waterboarded my friend.  It was much more fun than just killing him.   
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