updated 1/28/2011 9:46:26 AM ET 2011-01-28T14:46:26

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Are you a die-hard Steelers fan without tickets to the Super Bowl? Don't cry in your Iron City Beer. Pittsburgh's got its game face on with special offers for Steelers fans who want to be in the heart of Steelers Nation during the weekend of Feb. 4-6.

That's right. Drive, fly, or take a train. . .but get to Pittsburgh to cheer on the black and gold with fellow members of Steelers Nation. Diehard fans who book hotel rooms on visitpittsburgh.com for any length of stay beginning Thursday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 6 will receive a $25 GetGo gas card and a Terrible Towel. Many attractions in and around Pittsburgh are offering special deals and activities during Super Bowl weekend – and, a list of activities will be available on VisitPittsburgh's website at "Steelers Central." To book a fun-filled getaway, go to www.visitpittsburgh.com .

"What an exciting time for Pittsburgh and Steelers fans everywhere! We're delighted to be offering this special promotion to Steelers Nation," said Joe McGrath, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh, Allegheny County's official tourism and promotion agency. "We know that the Steelers have the most devoted fans in the country. The last time the Steelers played in the Super Bowl we had thousands of people journey to Pittsburgh to be part of the fun in the Steelers' hometown."

So, if you can't get to Cowboys Stadium in Texas, there's absolutely no better place for Steelers fans to be than in Pittsburgh during the Big Game!

And, if you're lovin' it so much that you'll want to stay – know that there are more than 20,000 jobs in Pittsburgh waiting for you!

"That's right, we're hiring," commented Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. "Unlike so many other regions across the country, Pittsburgh has built a diverse economy that's growing. Visitors who come for the game will find out that the Pittsburgh region is more than America's Most Livable place, we've got plenty of exciting jobs and careers to offer, too." 

For more information on events surrounding the Big Game, go to visitpittsburgh.com

For information about jobs available in the Pittsburgh region, go to imaginepittsburgh.com

VisitPittsburgh is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region. It is dedicated to generating conventions, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.

CONTACT: Lynne Glover, 412-281-0482, x3155
         Bev Morrow-Jones, 412-281-0482, x3146

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