The excitement for the 2022 Steelers season is growing by the day, with a schedule packed with games against some of the NFL’s top opponents, as well as exciting themes and celebrations — including the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Immaculate Reception.
The Steelers’ preseason opener game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, August 13 will be the team’s “homecoming game” with the Steelers Legends attending to kick off the season.
A celebration of youth football will take place when the Steelers host the Detroit Lions on Sunday, August 28th. The team’s “Play Football” game honors youth and high school football teams from the Pittsburgh area and includes halftime activities that highlight local athletes.
Following the team’s home game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 18, the Steelers will celebrate their rich heritage when the team’s annual alumni weekend takes place when the team hosts the New York Jets on October 2.
The Steelers will celebrate their rich heritage when the team’s annual alumni weekend takes place when the team hosts the New York Jets on October 2.
The NFL has partnered with the American Cancer Society for Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer for the 14th straight season. The initiative supports the fight against cancer and will be highlighted by NFL teams in October. The Steelers will host their Crucial Catch game on Sunday, October 16 when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field. There will be no shortage of support at Heinz Field, with on-field templates and goalpost foils among the featured items supporting Crucial Catch. Players and coaches will also show their support, with sideline attire visible. This is also the weekend that the Steelers host the annual Rock Steelers Style event.
The Steelers will welcome the 2022 Hall of Honor class the weekend the team faces the New Orleans Saints. The Steelers will anchor the new class, which will include an on-field presentation during the game on Sunday, November 13.
Honoring those who have served our country is something the Steelers have been doing for decades, and that tradition will continue when the team hosts the Salute to Service game when the team plays the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night on Nov. 20 plays at Heinz Field. Since the NFL’s inception of the Salute to Service initiative, the Steelers have honored countless veterans at the annual game and celebrated those who continue to serve in all branches of the armed forces.
It’s not uncommon to see players on the pitch in pre-match warm-ups, with their studs representing their city, showing their personality, or just having some fun to cheer them on. But when the Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 11, their shoes will take on a whole new look and showcase something they’re passionate about. For the seventh year, the NFL will support players who represent a charity or cause with the league’s player initiative, My Cause, My Cleats. After players wear the shoes, they have the opportunity to auction them off to raise money for their cause at NFL Auction, with 100% of the funds raised going to the charity. Fans can bid on player shoes at NFL.com/Auction.
Christmas Eve will be a big celebration at Heinz Field for many reasons when the team welcomes the Las Vegas Raiders. The team celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Conception. On December 23, 1972 at Three Rivers Stadium in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Oakland Raiders, Franco Harris miraculously snagged a deflected pass and ran after time for a 60-yard touchdown reception that gave the Steelers the 13- 7 earned wins. It was the team’s first playoff win.
This weekend, the team will also participate in the NFL’s Inspire Change social justice campaign during the Raiders game. The Steelers, like all NFL teams, have placed social justice issues at the forefront of their community efforts.
The annual “Thank You Fans” game takes place when the Steelers host the Browns, on a date yet to be determined by the NFL. It’s an opportunity for the organization to show their gratitude for all of the support from Steelers Nation during the season and throughout the year. There will be giveaways and lots of excitement for the fans and Steelers Nation in attendance.
Stay tuned to steelers.com for more on all the exciting events.