Originally Posted by StanleySpadowski
Pittsburgh is a horrible sports city. The Pirates couldn't sell out a game 7 so they basically gave up years ago and make their money on revenue sharing. The Pitt Panthers haven't had a true sellout in longer than I can remember unless ND or WVU were the opponent and brought fans. The Penguins draw well but there is no hockey.
The Steelers would really struggle with a couple of non-playoff seasons in a row. The way they built the new stadiums really limited parking/tailgating. The only thing they have left is winning. If that's gone, there goes the fanbase.
Those people from Pissburg talk about their revamped city and teams as if they are mighty proud tho.