"Cozy is not a word most folks would use to describe Three Rivers Stadium, which has the uninspiring concrete-and-steel ambience of those circa 1970 stadiums. But this is Pittsburgh, a town concrete and steel helped build, and somehow the hardnosed Steeler fans and their no-nonsense team match up well with this arena.
Set at the confluence of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela Rivers, Three Rivers Stadium holds fond memories for Steeler fans. The Steelers had been a perennially mediocre squad since their founding as the Pirates in 1933, but the move to Three Rivers in 1970 seemed to signal a turn around. In 1972, anchored by the feared Steel Curtain, the team captured its first division title, and before the decade was over the names Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Franco Harris and Jack Lambert became synonymous with greatness.
The atmosphere remains highly charged, much as it was during the Steelers' heyday. Banners saluting individual players and the team's black-and-gold jerseys with numbers commemorating star players from the glory years, like No. 32 for Franco Harris and No. 58 for Jack Lambert. The crowd is pure Pittsburgh, a shot-and-beer kind of town that's not for the faint of heart."
As written by The Sports Staff of USA TODAY in "The Complete Four Sport Stadium Guide" for Fodor's Sports
Beer at Three Rivers Stadium
Three Rivers Stadium has a somewhat better selection of beer than many other stadiums and ball parks I've visited (where the choice is often limited to watered-down Bud Lite). Behind the plate at Three Rives (the Gate A area), is a stand called "Beers of the World/PA Brews." The Beers of the World are the usual imports: Heiniken, Becks, and the like.
The PA Brews selection includes a reasonable number of Pennsylvania
* Penn Pilsner
* Penn Dark
* Stoudt's Fest
* Dock Street Pilsner
* Neuweiler Black and Tan
* JJ Wainwright's Reserve
* JJ Wainwright's Evil Eye Ale
* Rolling Rock
* Iron City
* IC Lite
There are a few other "PA Brews" stands around the stadium, but their selection is more limited. (For example, you can only get Stoudt's Fest in the main PA Brews stand.)
December 6, 1998 (Wire Services) - A section of security fence located on the first level concourse of Three Rivers Stadium collapsed onto the field in the fourth quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 23-9 loss to New England Patriots. No serious injuries were reported.
The section of steel-mesh fence is six or seven feet long and is located in the north end zone, and fans routinely stand behind it on a concrete walkway during Steelers' games.