Located in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Steelers play professional American football. The Steelers are a member team of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division of the National Football League.
The Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC and the seventh-oldest franchise in the NFL. They were founded in 1933. The Steelers of the post-merger (modern) era are among the most successful NFL franchises, especially during their dynasty in the 1970s.
This contrasts with their status as perennial also-rans in the NFL before to merger, where they were the oldest team never to have won a league championship.
The franchise has played in and hosted more conference championship games than any other team in the NFL, and it is tied with the New England Patriots for the most Super Bowl victories with six.
The Patriots hold the record with eleven AFC titles, while the Steelers have a record eight, tied with the Denver Broncos. With eight Super Bowl appearances, the franchise is tied for second with the Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys.
On February 6, 2011, the Green Bay Packers defeated them in Super Bowl XLV, their most recent attempt at a championship.
The Steelers have a big, all-encompassing fan base known as Steeler Nation. They presently play their home games at Acrisure Stadium, which also serves as the home field for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, located on Pittsburgh’s North Side in the North Shore neighborhood.