Multiple world championships in baseball, football and hockey have brought Pittsburgh sports acclaim (and sometimes envy) from the rest of the nation. The best place to learn about the legends of Pittsburgh sports, and marvel up-close at a valuable array of memorabilia, is at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum on Smallman Street in the Strip District.
The 6-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers are rightfully considered one of the great franchises in all of sports. “Steeler Nation” as the loyal fans are called, twirl their Terrible Towels overhead, and dress fully in black and gold for each game. The Steelers play their home games at Heinz Field located in the Greater Downtown area on the North Shore at 100 Art Rooney Avenue.
PNC Park, also located in the Greater Downtown Area on the North Shore at 115 Federal Street, is considered by many to be the best ballpark in America, both for its intimate views of the field and its spectacular view of the skyline across the Allegheny River. The Pirates played in the first World Series in 1903 and have won 5 throughout their history.
A storied franchise that has been home to past and modern greats such as Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Sidney Crosby, the 3-time Stanley Cup Champion Penguins now play in the Consol Energy Center, a state-of-the-art arena that has taken its place at the top of NHL venues. The Consol is located Downtown at 1001 Fifth Avenue.
The Riverhounds are a men's professional soccer team that was founded in 1999 and currently competes in the USL Pro league. The Riverhounds play their home games in beautiful Highmark Stadium which opened in 2013 and is located in the Greater Downtown in Station Square on the South Shore at 510 West Station Square Drive.
The Power are a men's professional area football team that was founded in 2011 and competes in the Arena Football League. The Power home games are held at the Consol Energy Center Downtown at 1001 Fifth Avenue.