For the 2014 NFL season, Fanatics Authentic partnered with the Pittsburgh Steelers to launch in-stadium memorabilia shops at Heinz Field to offer NFL fans autographed collectibles, various game-used items, and a wide range of framed and encased Steelers memorabilia.
Beginning on September 28th versus Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia and game-used items are available for purchase for the first time ever with kiosks located near Sections 108 and 127 at their home stadium. Each Fanatics Authentic stadium location offers football fans exclusive Pittsburgh Steelers merchandise and fully authenticated game-used memorabilia, including helmets, footballs, sideline caps, pylons, coaches challenge flags, and more. Additionally, the Steelers memorabilia kiosks feature an assortment of authentic Pittsburgh Steelers collectibles available for purchase, including autographed and framed memorabilia from both current players and Steelers alumni.
As the official Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia partner, Fanatics Authentic also implemented a new authentication system which utilizes multiple on-field and in-locker room first party authenticators at each home game. Not only can attendees at Heinz Field witness every moment these collectibles were in use, but official Fanatics Authentic authenticators are on-site to verify and document the use of each piece of memorabilia as they are taken out of play. In order to guarantee genuine memorabilia for all fans, Fanatics Authentic implemented its comprehensive first-party authentication and collection system that certifies the authenticity of each item. Once witnessed, all game-used items receive a Fanatics Authentic tamper-proof hologram with a unique alpha-numeric code. Each serialized identification number is connected with the Fanatics Authentic Authenticity Verification Database, where fans can reference their collectibles online to identify its background, including details about the game in which it was used.
Check out the photos below for a peak at the in-stadium Steelers memorabilia shops, unique game-used merchandise, and more!