Football Game FAQ

Game Details

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Opponent: Duke

Location: Heinz Field (downtown Pittsburgh)

Time: TBA (Game Time will be announced 10-14 days prior to Kickoff)


Game Seating Location

Seating for the 2018 Family Weekend will be located in the General Admission sections of the student Panther Pitt. Seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis in Sections 116, 118-125, 127, and 130. Overflow seating is also available in upper level Sections 528-531.


Game Seating Location Questions:

What if I don’t want to sit with the students in the lower level? Family members can use the overflow space in the upper level if they would prefer to sit in an area of the stadium that may be less heavily populated.

What if I need handicap accessible seating? Family members in need of accessible seat locations are encouraged to visit Heinz Field Guest Services behind Section 123 on game day.


Attention Student Panther Club Members! As part of your membership you will receive 2 complimentary tickets to use for Family Weekend. There is nothing you need to do! These tickets will be emailed to you the week of the game. Additional tickets for your family will be available to purchase for $5 via your students MY ACCOUNT page.

Attention Students! (Non-Student Panther Club Member) Tickets for your family will be available to purchase for $5 via your students MY ACCOUNT page.

For the Family Weekend game ONLY, tickets will be accepted at the Heinz Field gate without a Pitt Panther ID card. You can either download the tickets to a mobile device, or print out the tickets from your email with the QR code.


Heinz Field Security Regulations

IMPORTANT: Heinz Field is a National Football League (NFL) regulated stadium and enforces an extremely strict All Clear Bag policy. Please refer to its Web site for details by clicking hereHeinz Field’s policy on permitted items will be strictly enforced! Items that are NOT PERMITTED include bags, backpacks, luggage, coolers, thermoses, purses, cans, bottles, flasks, alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, seat cushions, umbrellas, strollers, selfie sticks, video/movie cameras, professional camera equipment (lenses longer than six inches), tripods, audio recording equipment, banners or signs on poles, weapons, noisemakers, electric-heated jackets, wearing or displaying apparel or signage with profane/abusive language, and any other item deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate.


Handheld metal detectors are used at Heinz Field. Guests with permitted items also will need to have those items inspected. In addition, fans with heavy clothing, jackets, or blankets may be asked to open such items for inspection and screening by handheld metal detectors.  All prohibited items must be disposed of or returned to vehicles.


Game Shuttles

Free shuttle service is available from Oakland to Heinz Field (North Shore) and back. Shuttle service will begin three and a half hours prior to kickoff. Shuttles board on Bigelow Boulevard in front of the Cathedral of Learning. The last shuttle departs from campus at kickoff time.


NOTE: Buses drop off on North Shore Drive near Jerome Bettis Grille 36 until 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Within 90 minutes of kickoff, buses will drop off at Point State Park, and riders will need to walk across the Ft. Duquesne pedestrian bridge to Heinz Field. At the end of the first quarter, shuttles will begin to travel back to campus and will do so throughout the game. Shuttles returning to campus will board on Reedsdale Street near Gate B. Shuttles located on General Robinson Street only depart after the conclusion of the game.  For a map of the loading area at Heinz Field, click here (PDF).


The disability shuttle will depart from University Place on 5th Avenue near the Soldiers & Sailors Garage entrance. It will transport guests directly to the stadium through kickoff. Drop-off is on North Shore Drive at Art Rooney Avenue. Disability shuttles will make return trips to campus starting at halftime and running until one hour after the game ends. Disability shuttles returning to campus depart from North Shore Drive at Art Rooney Avenue.


Do not drive to the game. Parking lots near Heinz Field are presold to season ticket holders.