In 2012, Heinz Field has been featured as the home field of the Gotham Rogues in the movie "The Dark Knight Rises".
12,000 tons of steel was used in the construction of the place, keeping in mind the history of Pittsburgh's steel production.
Heinz Field is located along the river Ohio in the North Shore neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the United States. It is the home ground of the Pittsburgh Steelers that plays in the National Football League (NFL) and the Pittsburgh Panthers (an intercollegiate football team) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) since 2001. The stadium was officially opened in 2001 and named after the food processing company H. J. Heinz that had purchased the naming rights. The construction work commenced on June 18,1999 and celebrated its inauguration ceremony after two years on 18th August 2001. HOK Sport (also famous with the name Populous) designed the structure of the stadium.
On September 10, 2016, it hosted the Keystone Classic between the "Penn State Nittany Lions" and "Pittsburgh Panthers" which featured the renewal of the Penn State-Pitt football rivalry.
The stadium hosted the NHL (National Hockey League) Winter Classic (an outdoor regular season game) between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals on 1st January 2011.
On the east side of the stadium, lies "The Great Hall" which houses a collection of Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers memorabilia.
The Pittsburgh Marathon of 2002 was also concluded at the Heinz Field.
It hosted the Women's Football Alliance's National Championship Game on 4th August 2012. By hosting the event, it became the first NFL stadium to host a title game for any women's football league.
Many famous bands and artists have performed at the stadium since its opening including the American boy band 'N Sync and singers Taylor Swift, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney.
Heinz Field hosted a soccer match between prominent teams "A.C. Milan" and "Manchester City" on 27th July 2014, which was part of the 2014 International Champions Cup.
During the World War II, as a result of player shortages, teams Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles merged and formed "Steagles" team for the 1943 NFL season. In 2003, both the teams played at the stadium in a preseason game to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the team.