About the Family
Uniting Steelers fans worldwide, in the common interest of
developing fan recognition, fan benefits, and a positive fan presence in
SteelCity Mafia is a worldwide fan "Family" committed to
creating unique experiences for Steelers fans. Through the organization
of fans via membership, gameday venues, fan and charitable events we
hope to further strengthen, network and expand the already tremendous
Steeler fan base.
HISTORY & OVERVIEW
is devoted to strengthen, enhance and unite all Steeler fans worldwide.
We strive to develop fan recognition and fan experience while
encouraging a positive fan presence in every community. We receive
funding through memberships and sales of apparel that fans wear to
flaunt their pride, and we use these funds for player appearances and
Several years back, a small group of local Steeler fans that met regularly at a sports bar in
began to grow as they watched their team play each week. Within a
matter of months, the bar was packed with patrons wearing black and
gold, chanting, and waving Terrible Towels. As their numbers continued
to grow, the number of opposing fans that had frequented the bar began
to dwindle. By the seasonís end, the few remaining rival fans began
venting their frustration, comparing the Steeler fans to the mafia,
since they had taken over their place. The next week, the club responded
by proudly displaying a banner stating, "Welcome to the Home of the
Steel City Mafia".
Such a demonstration of team spirit defines the strength of the Steeler Nation, a phenomenon that occurs in virtually every
city on Steeler Sundays. We've all seen it and
witnessed it firsthand. No matter who you are or where you live, you see
them everywhere Ö Pittsburgh Steeler fans! We are the most passionate,
dedicated, knowledgeable, vocal, and widely represented professional fan
base on the planet. We live and breathe Steeler football. We believe in
fundamental football, a smash mouth style of play, pounding the rock,
and making you sore in the morning. We love cheering for a team that is
Family owned, that prioritizes a hard work ethic, and that doesn't
overpay the flashy players. We take pride in our players who play as a
team and don't stoop to off- field antics. We fans are not content
simply to watch a football game; we want to be involved.
distance does not limit our level of commitment to our team. We take
over every bar, restaurant, city, or stadium on Steeler game days like
no other team can even hope to do. Steeler bars can be found in every
city, a claim that no other professional
football team can make. We don't die; we multiply! Fans in rival
stadiums just scratch their heads, wondering where all those towels come
from. One fact will always remain: all Steeler games are home games!
We recognize the
negative connotations associated with the word "mafia". However, we see
it as a metaphor that represents the strong following of the Steeler
Nation and the close camaraderie that exists within our Family of fans.
We love the competitive nature of the sport but understand the
importance of respect and sportsmanship. The only violence we condone is
in the form of a bone crushing hit on an opposing teams quarterback!
If you share our Steeler passion and want to have the SteelCity Mafia experience, Join the Family
today and spread the word