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. To delve into the inspiring story of Roberto Clemente, the great Pittsburgh Pirates rightfielder, visit the beautifully designed and lovingly curated Clemente Museum in nearby Lawrenceville.
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, twirling their Terrible Towels overhead, rock the house in black and gold. It seems like every game is a home game for the Steelers, whether it’s truly home at Heinz Field or when the Nation invades opponents’ stadiums around the league.
PNC Park 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 Downtown skyline across the Allegheny River. The Pirates played in the first World Series in 1903 and have won 5 throughout their history. Currently, the team has an exciting core of young talent that includes Andrew McCutchen, Garret Jones and Pedro Alvarez, the first Pirate rookie in history to have multi-home run games on consecutive nights, and a talented pitching crew led by all-stars Kevin Correia and reliever Joel Hanrahan.
Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin, Jaromir Jagr. Just a few of the most thrilling names in hockey history who have laced up their skates on Pittsburgh ice. 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.