Like most stadiums, the majority of parking directly around the stadium is reserved for season ticket holders. Heinz Field is located on the North Shore, just to the north of downtown (don’t plan on parking on campus). If you arrive early enough you might be able to snag a spot on the north shore close to Heinz Field, or just to the east around PNC Park. Parking on the North Shore is generally more expensive, costing as much as $35/vehicle. The majority of day of game parking is located in Downtown Pittsburgh and the Strip District, and prices generally range between $5-$20. The Port Authority Shuttle offers transportation to and from the parking garages for a cheap fair. Following is a list of general public parking options on gameday:
North Shore Area Parking
- Alco Lots – There are several lots located around PNC Park that offer first come first serve parking if available. Your best bet is to use the North Shore Parking Map and drive around.
- Allegheny Center Garage (100 South Commons, Pittsburgh, PA) – Northeast of PNC Park
- Carnegie Center Lots (One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA) – Located on the west side of Heinz Field
- North Shore Garage (20 E. General Robinson St, Pittsburgh, PA) - Located just northeast of PNC Park
- West General Robinson St Garage (668 W General Robinson Street, )Pittsburgh, PA – Between Heinz Field & PNC Park
Downtown – Strip District Area Parking
- 8th St & Fort Duquesne Blvd. Lots - Along Eighth Street between Fort Duquesne Blvd & Penn Ave
- PPG Garage - 311 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA
- Sixth & Penn Garage - 542 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
- Stanwix Street Garage - 11 Stanwix St., Pittsburgh, PA
- Theatre Square Garage - 120 Seventh Street, Pittsburgh, PA
- Town Place Garage - 100 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
- Strip District Lots – There are over 3,000 parking spaces available in the Strip District, just to the northeast of downtown. Fans can hop the Port Authority Shuttle to the stadium from here. Parking is generally $5/vehicle.
South Shore Parking
- Station Square – Fans can park at Station Square on the South Shore for $8/vehicle, and take the Gateway Clipper Fleet Boat from Station Square to the Stadium for $5 each way per person. The boat begins making trips 2 hours before game time, and resumes starting in the third quarter.
All of the Reserved Season Ticket Parking is located on the North Shore, around Heinz Field and PNC Park. Advance sale of parking for home football games is available on a season basis only. Parking permits for the 2011 football season are $120 each. Panther fans wishing to purchase football season parking must be football season ticket holders. For information on reserving parking visit PITTSBURGH SEASON PARKING, or call 800-643-PITT (7488).
For exact lot locations view the North Shore Gameday Parking Map above.
RV, Bus & Other
Starting in 2008 Alco, Pittsburgh’s Parking Authority, stopped allowing RV’s, campers, limos, and other oversized vehicles from parking in surrounding parking lots. Your best bet is to call 412-231-5746 for information.
Fans requesting accessible season parking must be season ticket holders and are required to provide proof of need annually for accessible parking (for example, a copy of state-issued accessible placard). For Panther Club members, timely requests for accessible parking permits will be considered and parking assigned based on Panther Club priority point rank as of June 20, 2011. After such requests from Panther Club members have been considered and parking assigned, timely requests from non-members will be considered and accessible parking assigned by order date. There is a limit of one (1) accessible season parking pass per season ticket holder account. Based on availability, single-game accessible parking may be available for purchase on game day. For more information, please call 1-800-643-PITT.
There are two accessible drop-off areas for your convenience: the intersection of Art Rooney Avenue and Reedsdale Street at the northeast corner by Gate B, and off North Shore Drive at the southwest corner, directly across from the Carnegie Science Center.
References: University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghPanthers.com