Fans dressed in black Steelers garb and black suits alikelined the sidewalk Monday afternoon outside Heinz Field, patiently waiting to file into apublic viewing for longtime Steelers owner Dan Rooney, who died Thursday at age 84 after a brief illness.
The viewing — from 2-7 p.m. ET at the PNC Champions Club inside the football stadium— was expected to draw so many Steelers faithful that the Port Authority of Allegheny County was operating two-car trains on the T during the viewing's four-hour window.
Steelers fans pay their respects to chairman Dan Rooney during a public viewing on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Heinz Field in the North Shore. pic.twitter.com/tDo0KDG2Xy— Steph A Chambers (@StephChambers76) April 17, 2017
Inside, Rooney's family —including current Steelers chairman Art Rooney II and son Dan Jr. — were greetingall comers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Rooney's funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Paul Cathedral, about five miles from the stadium.