The Pittsburgh Steelers placed individual tickets on sale today at 10 AM to their entire slate of 2020 games. Report from KDKA Pittsburgh stated the Steelers would only be selling 50% of the available tickets as a precaution to the possibility of attendance requirements to maintain social distancing during the current coronavirus pandemic. Pittsburgh Steelers PR representative Bert Lauten confirmed the report.
The #Steelers held back 50% of the normal ticket inventory when individual game tickets went on sale today for the 2020 season. We are being proactive with these limited amount of tickets as we are preparing for possible social distancing scenarios at Heinz Field this year. https://t.co/MTdXg2buS0— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) May 22, 2020
Although only 50% of tickets went on sale through Ticketmaster this morning, it represents a much larger percentage of the Heinz Field capacity. As of now, all season tickets have been honored which constitute the majority of the 68,400 capacity.
Should the Steelers need to limit their capacity for any games at Heinz Field in 2020, it is unclear how the procedures will work in regards to season ticket holders. As a season ticket holder myself, all I can say at this time is payments are still due by June 1 (delayed from May 1) in order to secure tickets. No other plan of action has been announced to season ticket holders at this time.
As for those purchasing individual game tickets at this time, Ticketmaster has a message before purchase explaining their procedures due to COVID-19. Any game which is rescheduled will have the same seats transferred to the new date while cancelled games will receive a refund.
There are still some individual game tickets available, although there was a pre-sale last Friday through Steelers Nation Unite. Should Heinz Field be able to operate at capacity in 2020, the Steelers would be expected to make an announcement about additional tickets at that time.
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