Located in the state of Pennsylvania, the city of Pittsburgh has cemented itself as one of the most successful and prosperous cities in the area. Pittsburgh is home to numerous tourists attractions and is home to a handful of large corporations that have made the city’s economic system thrive. The city is well known for being “the Steel City” and for the numerous bridges and steel manufacturing bases in the city. However, companies like American Eagle, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Alcoa and Mylan all call the city home as well.
Pittsburgh is home to numerous professional sports teams. The professional football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers play their home games in the city. Those looking to see the Pittsburgh Steelers play their home games lives can catch the Superbowl-winning team in action at the city’s Heinz Stadium. Pittsburgh is also home to the NHL hockey team the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hockey fans looking to catch the team play live can buy tickets to their home games all season long at the city’s Consol Energy Center. Baseball fans can also see the city’s MLB baseball team the Pittsburgh Pirates play at PNC Park.
Additionally, there is an arena football team and soccer team in the city as well. Pittsburgh is also home to the University of Pittsburgh and their Division I sports teams. The popularity of the different sports teams in the city have caused the Pittsburgh area to be named the “Best Sports City” by Sporting News.
Pittsburgh isn’t only home to some of the most successful professional sports teams in the country but is also a great place to see live performances as well. Those interested in seeing the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, can buy tickets to see them perform at Heinz Hall downtown. This arena is also home to many large popular musical acts who stop in the city during their tours. The Benedum Center downtown is another popular venue for large concerts and is home to the Pittsburgh Opera and the River City Brass Band.
There are also opportunities to see live theatrical performances in Pittsburgh. Those interested in improv can enjoy the city’s longest-running theater show; the Friday Nite Improvs. There are also several theater companies such as the Bald Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre and the Throughline Theatre Company.