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The Pittsburgh Steelers announce dates and times for their 2020 preseason schedule

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Although the opponents and weeks were previously known, game dates and times have now been set

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One week ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to announce their entire 2020 regular-season schedule. At that time, the preseason games were also announced by week with the exact date and time still to be determined. The wait is now over as the Steelers announced today the information for their preseason games.

Not included in the announcement is the Hall of Fame Game scheduled for Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Canton Ohio against the Dallas Cowboys. Both the NFL and Hall of Fame are still hoping to hold the game when scheduled, but being each team’s extra exhibition game could make the contest expendable if conditions have not progressed enough due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Additionally, the Steelers Week 2 contest against the New Orleans Saints at Heinz Field had already been announced to be Sunday, August 23 at 8 PM as part of a national broadcast on FOX. The Steelers other three preseason contests will all be covered locally on KDKA-TV.

The Steelers first game scheduled at Heinz Field for 2020 will be Week 1 of the preseason on Friday, August 14 at 7:30 PM against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although unsure if he will even dress for the game, it will be the first game for new Buc’s quarterback Tom Brady.

For Week 3 of the preseason, the Steelers are scheduled to travel to New York to face the Jets on Friday, August 28 at 7:30 PM. The game will come 18 days before the Steelers are scheduled to travel back to New York to face the Giants to open this season on Monday Night Football.

For the 18th straight season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will finish up the preseason facing the Carolina Panthers, this time in Charlotte. Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

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