Best Pittsburgh Steelers Gear to Show Off Your Fandom

Show off your pride for Pittsburgh’s favorite team


October 19, 2021
Heinz Field at night
Don’t head out to Heinz Field – or your local sports bar – without the proper gear. Pixabay

Championships are expected in Steeler Nation. Since its founding in 1933, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made the playoffs 31 times and won six Super Bowl titles. When tough economic times hit the steel industry in the late ‘70s and scattered the team’s fan base, other cities around the nation – including the NFL markets in Florida – became hotbeds for fans of the black and gold.

While the fans around the nation await the next championship run, here are several pieces of Steelers swag for true Pittsburgh fans to sport.

Myron Copes Official Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Towel by Myron Copes Official Terrible Towel

Stand and cheer

These legendary piece of fan gear dates back to the Steel Curtain days of 1975. Myron Copes Official Terrible Towel

Every true Pittsburgh Steelers fan should already own a Terrible Towel. If not, here’s the original model. Steelers radio announcer Myron Cope gets credit for generations of fans waving the yellow flags when he first promoted the idea during the 1975 playoffs. The Steelers went on to beat the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X.

NFL Chef Hat and Apron Set by Wirezoll

Keep clean

It’s a one-size-fits-all model – thanks to Velcro straps – that’s perfect for tailgating. Wirezoll

Don’t dare to replicate a Pittsburgh favorite Primanti Bros. sandwich – always topped with french fries and cole slaw – without protection. This Steelers apron and chef’s hat should do the trick. Don’t forget the tomato.

You Gotta Know Pittsburgh - Sports Trivia Game by You Gotta Know

Head scratcers

Features 125 game cards with 500 trivia questions about Pittsburgh’s sports teams. You Gotta Know

Wait – 500 questions? Time to study up on the Pirates, Panthers and Penguins too. (That’s the baseball, college football and hockey teams. If you didn’t know that, maybe you should pick up the sports section a little more often.)

The Northwest Company NFL Unisex Zone Read Beach Towel by The Northwest Company

Ready to relax?

This 30 by 60 inch beauty would look better on Florida’s powdery white sand. The Northwest Company

The average high temperature in Pittsburgh during the final weeks of the football season hovers around 41 degrees. Save this towel for the beach and don’t waste it along the shores of Pittsburgh’s three rivers. (Can you name them? Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio!)

The Northwest Company Officially Licensed NFL "12th Man" Plush Rachel Throw Blanket, 60" x 80", Multi Color by The Northwest Company

Polyester construction

It’s machine washable, and the black and gold coloring won’t fade season after season. The Northwest Company

With the way the temperatures drop inside Heinz Field in the autumn, maybe you should buy two of these 60 by 80 inch blankets.

Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.


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