Following the Steelers example, Pitt will host roughly 5,500 fans at Heinz Field for its final two home games of the season — Notre Dame on Oct. 24 and Virginia Tech on Nov. 21.
Guidance released from the state earlier this month allows for 7,500 total in the stadium, which includes players, coaches, staff and stadium personnel. These limitations allow for around 5,500 fans, which is what the Steelers hosted Oct. 11 against the Eagles.
For Pitt, about 1,000 students will be allowed in the stadium, which will include the Pitt Band as well as the Panthers’ spirit squads. Members of the Student Panther Club will have the first opportunity to obtain tickets.
Season ticket holders who chose to “re-invest” and give the cost of their tickets to funds for student-athletes will have first priority to request lower bowl and club seats, followed by those who chose the “rollover” option, which applied ticket costs to next season. If any seats remain after these groups, those season ticket holders who chose a refund will have access to request lower bowl and club seats. Allocation within those groups will be based on Panther Club priority points. Any seats that remain after the season ticket holder allocation will be made available to non-season ticket holder Panther Club members.
All fans at Heinz Field are required to wear masks and abide by social distancing protocols. Due to CDC guidelines, tailgating is prohibited in the parking lots. Consult HeinzField.com for a complete list of game day policies and procedures for those attending Pitt’s remaining home games.