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The wife and I arrived in Pittsburgh around 2pm today, it's now 8:30pm and we have yet to see any Falcons fans, whats the deal? The city is beautiful up here and the Steelers fans have been great so far. We took a relaxing riverboat cruise when we arrived at our hotel and just got back from a good buffet at the local casino. One thing that is clearly evident is that the Steelers faithful are out in full force two days before the game.

Everybody has on Steelers jerseys, shirts, hats etc. I wish when I was down in the ATL that our fans would show this type of support for our team. Now I'm sure there are a bunch of us that show our colors down in Atlanta but it would be really cool if half the city was decked out in jerseys two days before game day.

The best way to get to the game on Sunday in my opinion would be by boat. The wife and I are staying at the Sheraton hotel in Station square. Right next to the hotel is a fleet of boats called the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Three hours prior to kickoff for a $10 roundtrip ticket you can board the boat and it will take you across the river to Heinz field. One hour after the game you can board the boat for your return trip. This seems to be a good way to avoid traffic and parking issues.

For any Falcons fans who have not arrived in Pittsburgh or are here, start showing your pride and get your colors on. The Steelers fans know their football but are realistic and the ones I have spoken with seem to think the Falcons will win. I'm not worried about the Steelers offense but their defense is still very good. Turner will have his work cut out for him but the key is our passing attack. The Steelers defense is weak against the pass so it looks like to set up the run we need to use the pass to not have 8 in the box all day.

Thats my input so far from the steel city. Heniz field looks like a beautiful stadium from our boat ride this afternoon and judging from the cool people here, gameday looks like it will be a fun and very exciting time. I look forward to a hard fought battle between our Falcons and the Steelers but I see a win in our future with a score of about 24-10. RISE UP...GO FALCONS!!!!

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The wife and I arrived in Pittsburgh around 2pm today, it's now 8:30pm and we have yet to see any Falcons fans, whats the deal? The city is beautiful up here and the Steelers fans have been great so far. We took a relaxing riverboat cruise when we arrived at our hotel and just got back from a good buffet at the local casino. One thing that is clearly evident is that the Steelers faithful are out in full force two days before the game.

Everybody has on Steelers jerseys, shirts, hats etc. I wish when I was down in the ATL that our fans would show this type of support for our team. Now I'm sure there are a bunch of us that show our colors down in Atlanta but it would be really cool if half the city was decked out in jerseys two days before game day.

The best way to get to the game on Sunday in my opinion would be by boat. The wife and I are staying at the Sheraton hotel in Station square. Right next to the hotel is a fleet of boats called the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Three hours prior to kickoff for a $10 roundtrip ticket you can board the boat and it will take you across the river to Heinz field. One hour after the game you can board the boat for your return trip. This seems to be a good way to avoid traffic and parking issues.

For any Falcons fans who have not arrived in Pittsburgh or are here, start showing your pride and get your colors on. The Steelers fans know their football but are realistic and the ones I have spoken with seem to think the Falcons will win. I'm not worried about the Steelers offense but their defense is still very good. Turner will have his work cut out for him but the key is our passing attack. The Steelers defense is weak against the pass so it looks like to set up the run we need to use the pass to not have 8 in the box all day.

Thats my input so far from the steel city. Heniz field looks like a beautiful stadium from our boat ride this afternoon and judging from the cool people here, gameday looks like it will be a fun and very exciting time. I look forward to a hard fought battle between our Falcons and the Steelers but I see a win in our future with a score of about 24-10. RISE UP...GO FALCONS!!!!

If I had plenty of money I'd be right there with you. It sounds like a lot of fun.

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If you get a chance, go to the Heinz History Center while you're in town. There's also an air show if you're interested . . . Thunderbirds, Golden Knights, B-2 flyover.

On Sunday, give yourself plenty of time to get into the stadium. Everyone gets patted down. The Great Hall is worth a look, just from a history perspective, lots of cool stuff in there. Gates open at 11.

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Thanks you all, should be a great game. We love amusement parks so we are checking out Kennywood tomorrow. Wish it was Sunday already, I'm so hyped for the game and what our Falcons are going to do. I would love to see a shutout by our Defense.

The girl and I are up here, too. We got in this morning and have been relaxing and taking in the city. We walked around downtown and took pictures of the river and the stadium and had some Primanti Brothers for lunch and just relaxed.

We thought about Kennywood but decided against it. I'm an amusement park fanatic. Went there a while back last time I was here and it was awesome. Tomorrow we plan to hit the incline, more pictures/sightseeing and a bar for some college football.

I completely agree that they wear their colors proudly here and I wish my ATLiens would show their support like that in Atlanta... Oh well, I guess the south will always be SEC-land and even then, people will not wear jerseys unless it's Saturday and they're at a game...

We also contemplated the boat to the park but we found $10 parking right across the river so we may do that. We're worried that the boats will be too crowded on the way back and we will have to wait a while for it. Any Pittsburgh people have a take on this? I'll research it tomorrow, I guess.

Cant' wait for this game on Sunday.

You and the wife enjoy your time up here and mostly, GO FALCONS!

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The girl and I are up here, too. We got in this morning and have been relaxing and taking in the city. We walked around downtown and took pictures of the river and the stadium and had some Primanti Brothers for lunch and just relaxed.

We thought about Kennywood but decided against it. I'm an amusement park fanatic. Went there a while back last time I was here and it was awesome. Tomorrow we plan to hit the incline, more pictures/sightseeing and a bar for some college football.

I completely agree that they wear their colors proudly here and I wish my ATLiens would show their support like that in Atlanta... Oh well, I guess the south will always be SEC-land and even then, people will not wear jerseys unless it's Saturday and they're at a game...

We also contemplated the boat to the park but we found $10 parking right across the river so we may do that. We're worried that the boats will be too crowded on the way back and we will have to wait a while for it. Any Pittsburgh people have a take on this? I'll research it tomorrow, I guess.

Cant' wait for this game on Sunday.

You and the wife enjoy your time up here and mostly, GO FALCONS!

Let me know how the incline is, we almost tried that today but ran out of energy after our trip from Richmond, VA. Kennywood seems to have a little bit of everything for rides so we are going to try and hit as many rides as possible tomorrow. We are also going to try the Primanti Brothers tomorrow night, I remember seeing that place on Man vs Food.

Section 115 lower level, row 2, is where our tickets are, should be a great view of the action and amazing for pictures when the Falcons are about to score down at that end.

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The wife and I arrived in Pittsburgh around 2pm today, it's now 8:30pm and we have yet to see any Falcons fans, whats the deal? The city is beautiful up here and the Steelers fans have been great so far. We took a relaxing riverboat cruise when we arrived at our hotel and just got back from a good buffet at the local casino. One thing that is clearly evident is that the Steelers faithful are out in full force two days before the game.

Everybody has on Steelers jerseys, shirts, hats etc. I wish when I was down in the ATL that our fans would show this type of support for our team. Now I'm sure there are a bunch of us that show our colors down in Atlanta but it would be really cool if half the city was decked out in jerseys two days before game day.

The best way to get to the game on Sunday in my opinion would be by boat. The wife and I are staying at the Sheraton hotel in Station square. Right next to the hotel is a fleet of boats called the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Three hours prior to kickoff for a $10 roundtrip ticket you can board the boat and it will take you across the river to Heinz field. One hour after the game you can board the boat for your return trip. This seems to be a good way to avoid traffic and parking issues.

For any Falcons fans who have not arrived in Pittsburgh or are here, start showing your pride and get your colors on. The Steelers fans know their football but are realistic and the ones I have spoken with seem to think the Falcons will win. I'm not worried about the Steelers offense but their defense is still very good. Turner will have his work cut out for him but the key is our passing attack. The Steelers defense is weak against the pass so it looks like to set up the run we need to use the pass to not have 8 in the box all day.

Thats my input so far from the steel city. Heniz field looks like a beautiful stadium from our boat ride this afternoon and judging from the cool people here, gameday looks like it will be a fun and very exciting time. I look forward to a hard fought battle between our Falcons and the Steelers but I see a win in our future with a score of about 24-10. RISE UP...GO FALCONS!!!!

Wish I could be there man. Had planned on making the trip but a lot of stuff going on right now that didn't really make the trip feasible. Get loud and cheer our guys onto victory!

Go Falcons!

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Bit of advice on the Gateway Clipper . . . the boat that goes back and forth from Station Square and Heinz Field. Getting to the stadium is easier than getting back because fans arrive over a period of several hours, but everybody wants to get back across the river as soon as the game is over. So expect to wait a bit.

I guess you can hope for a big Atlanta lead in the 4th quarter and some fans leaving early in disgust.

If you don't want to wait, you can walk along the river and then across the Clemente Bridge, then a few blocks to Wood St, and take the "T" to Station Square. A bit of a walk, but the weather will be pleasant and you can stop by Jerome Bettis Grill 36 or McFadden's, two good post-game hangouts. Hyde Park Steakhouse is near there too.

If you don't want to walk, you can take a bus downtown and the the T to Station Square. Busses will be between Art Rooney Avenue and Tony Dorsett Drive, number 98D or 98F will take you right to the T Station.

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bigdogg2277.......I will be coming over on Sunday morning from the Columbus, Ohio area. Coming with one PIT fan and one "neutral" fan. We are in Lower Suite sect 364 row A. We also have pregame field passes that we have to pick-up when we arrive. I am more excited about that then the game itself! LOL!! The instructions for the pregame state that we can be between the South endzone and the 30 yard line on the visitors side. Which is great for me being a Bird fan. Have the camera ready with a new memory card.

We are staying at the Westin in downtown. Hope to see many Bird fans there. The wife just got me a new Turner jersey for my b-day, only problem is that it's the "alternate" jersey. So it's black! So if you see a over-weight guy wearing a 33 jersey on the field in pregame, it will be me!

Just hope we are celebrating a Buckeye victory on the way over. GO FALCONS!!

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Bit of advice on the Gateway Clipper . . . the boat that goes back and forth from Station Square and Heinz Field. Getting to the stadium is easier than getting back because fans arrive over a period of several hours, but everybody wants to get back across the river as soon as the game is over. So expect to wait a bit.

I guess you can hope for a big Atlanta lead in the 4th quarter and some fans leaving early in disgust.

If you don't want to wait, you can walk along the river and then across the Clemente Bridge, then a few blocks to Wood St, and take the "T" to Station Square. A bit of a walk, but the weather will be pleasant and you can stop by Jerome Bettis Grill 36 or McFadden's, two good post-game hangouts. Hyde Park Steakhouse is near there too.

If you don't want to walk, you can take a bus downtown and the the T to Station Square. Busses will be between Art Rooney Avenue and Tony Dorsett Drive, number 98D or 98F will take you right to the T Station.

Thanks for the info, I thought about the boat ride back and the one hour they do it for. I think walking will be our best bet or maybe play some slots to kill time then call for our shuttle van, lol. Any good pizza joints in town? Time to hit the sack, dreaming of an opening day win in the steel city, zzzzzzzzzzzz.

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bigdogg2277.......I will be coming over on Sunday morning from the Columbus, Ohio area. Coming with one PIT fan and one "neutral" fan. We are in Lower Suite sect 364 row A. We also have pregame field passes that we have to pick-up when we arrive. I am more excited about that then the game itself! LOL!! The instructions for the pregame state that we can be between the South endzone and the 30 yard line on the visitors side. Which is great for me being a Bird fan. Have the camera ready with a new memory card.

We are staying at the Westin in downtown. Hope to see many Bird fans there. The wife just got me a new Turner jersey for my b-day, only problem is that it's the "alternate" jersey. So it's black! So if you see a over-weight guy wearing a 33 jersey on the field in pregame, it will be me!

Just hope we are celebrating a Buckeye victory on the way over. GO FALCONS!!

Sounds good to me, I wish we could get hooked up with some field passes one day. You might even see some Falcons players at the Westin because from what I hear up here some visiting teams stay there. I won't be hard to miss there in row two on the 10 yard line behind the Falcons bench...6'5 250lbs with the Matty Ice jersey on, there is a reason bigdogg is my nickname, lol. Ok, sleep time for real this time, I'm running on fumes now, lol...good night to Falcons nation.

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Great to see that some of our fans up there. I've made the trip several times when we played there including the infamous tie about 8 years ago. I really like the people, the food and the atmosphere there.

Have a lot of fun guys and soak it up. It's a real football town and you gotta love that!

Take some luck in to the Falcons and bring us home a win!

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man kill that sideways compliment trash like we don't support our team grass always greener on the other side face freak a pittsburgh and all the jersey hats and tshirts you see like we don't support our team here

I've been a Falcon fan forever and I love my team and I love our fans - but unless you've been to Pittsburgh or Green Bay before a game, you can't understand it. There is almost total 100% support there.

Here, you come out after the game, go to a restaurant within 15 - 20 miles, you get things like - Oh, did the Falcons play. Or - did we win? Yeah - Who were we playing?

There is no comparison. In Atlanta, it's the fans who go to the games and a smaller sprinkling of others who support the team and show it. Up there - it's mad.

Speaking of Atlanta - tell me all the great places to buy the jerseys of all the guys? I've been in so many places and they may have one or two if that. They say - well, they didn't sell good. Always ticks me off.

The truth is the truth though - and we don't have the size fanbase of these other teams - or the crazy support they have.

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man kill that sideways compliment trash like we don't support our team grass always greener on the other side face freak a pittsburgh and all the jersey hats and tshirts you see like we don't support our team here

Wow dude, everyone else has been cool and said have a good time and show your pride yet you want to talk some trash??? I usually just ignore people who try to start crap but you must be a saints fan or whatever. I have been to a live Falcons game every year since 98 and remind you I live in VA so all my trips are usually long road trips and cost a bit of money. I have been to enough road games and home games to call it how I see it.

There is a reason why there is no season ticket holder waiting list in Atlanta because the fan support is just not as strong there as compared to places like here in Pittsburgh or Washington or New York. Maybe since our Falcons had never had back to back winning seasons until last year in their history and really could never establish a winning tradition over the years is a cause for this.

I have stuck with the Falcons through thick and thin and support them no matter what, maybe you should do the same thing with Falcons fans and support them when they spend their hard earned money to go on trips like that. It would be great if we all could band together and cheer for the Falcons as a whole instead of talking down to people just because you have a beef with whatever someone said. RISE UP

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I've been a Falcon fan forever and I love my team and I love our fans - but unless you've been to Pittsburgh or Green Bay before a game, you can't understand it. There is almost total 100% support there.

Here, you come out after the game, go to a restaurant within 15 - 20 miles, you get things like - Oh, did the Falcons play. Or - did we win? Yeah - Who were we playing?

There is no comparison. In Atlanta, it's the fans who go to the games and a smaller sprinkling of others who support the team and show it. Up there - it's mad.

Speaking of Atlanta - tell me all the great places to buy the jerseys of all the guys? I've been in so many places and they may have one or two if that. They say - well, they didn't sell good. Always ticks me off.

The truth is the truth though - and we don't have the size fanbase of these other teams - or the crazy support they have.

Thank you Tandy, +1 for speaking the truth like I am. I much rather be in Pittsburgh with these fans who are nice and know their football then to go to Philly and have A-hole chanted through the parking lot just because I put on a Falcons jersey.

I wish the support shown here for the Steelers is how Atlanta was, it would make gameday amazing and teams we played at home would dread coming to the ATL because of the support the fans would show. I think slowly but surely we will start to see this type of support down in Atlanta.

With TD, coach Smith and the team they have put together you can already start to see how hard it is going to be for opposing teams to even try to get a win at the Georgia Dome. When Ryan starts I believe he has only one loss at home and that was to Denver his first year. Now we just need more fan support, get all the season tickets sold and show up for gameday pumped up and ready to make some noise.

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I hope to find at least ONE Falcon tailgate party outside the stadium. Like I said before, we will be leaving C-Bus about 5:30 or 6am. About a 3 hour drive and throw in a breakfast stop, we should be up there by 10 or 10:30am. Gives us a little bit of time to walk around outside before we are allowed on the field. Can't do that till 11 and only till 12:30pm.

bigdogg....I will be looking for you!! You do the same!! Just yell out "GC" (what everyone calls me), and I will look.

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I've been a Falcon fan forever and I love my team and I love our fans - but unless you've been to Pittsburgh or Green Bay before a game, you can't understand it. There is almost total 100% support there.

Here, you come out after the game, go to a restaurant within 15 - 20 miles, you get things like - Oh, did the Falcons play. Or - did we win? Yeah - Who were we playing?

That's all I was saying. EVERYONE here is wearing jerseys on FRIDAY. You just don't see that in Atlanta, any day. I know the guys (and gals) on the board show their support, but the entire steel city shows theirs. That's all.

Just wishful thinking that Atlanta would get into the Falcons the way some cities get into their teams. They're all educated about football here and they love their home team.

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