Pittsburgh native, Art Rooney founded his NFL team under the name the Pittsburgh Pirates, on July 8, 1933, for $2,500. The franchise's first game, against the New York Giants, was held at Forbes Field on Sept. 20, 1933,
The Steelers first played at Pitt Stadium on Nov. 15, 1942 in an exhibition match against the Fort Knox "Armoraiders". From 1958 to 1963, the Steelers split home games between Forbes Field and Pitt Stadium. In 1964, the Steelers moved exclusively to Pitt Stadium,
Throughout their 31 seasons in Three Rivers Stadium, the Steelers posted a record of 182–72, including a 13-5 playoff record, and defeated every visiting franchise at least once from the stadium's opening to close, enjoying perfect records there against seven teams.
Attendance for the 68,400 seat stadium has sold out for every Steelers home game, a streak which dates back to 1972 (a year before local telecasts of sold out home games were permitted in the NFL)