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About Pittsburgh

Traveling to Pittsburgh is easy. Located halfway between New York City and Chicago, Pittsburgh is a 90-minute (or less) flight or a day's drive for more than 70 percent of the U.S. population. The Pittsburgh International Airport is 25 minutes from downtown, offering more than 155 non-stop flights a day to 37 destinations.

Downtown Pittsburgh is a compact, safe, walkable and action-packed city. Getting around is even easier with the "T," Pittsburgh's light rail system, free between the Downtown and North Shore stops.

Venues and Accommodations

Pittsburgh offers a wide range of sports venues that can support a multitude of sporting events. Whether its sheets of ice, fields, or an arena, Pittsburgh's venues are conveniently located, close to hotels and amenities. There are more than 25,000 hotel rooms in the Pittsburgh region with more than 4,000 located downtown.

A Legendary Sports Town

Sports News awarded Pittsburgh the coveted "Best Sports City" title because the city offers the best of football, baseball, hockey and more. Pittsburgh is a town that bleeds black and gold, the colors of our three professional sports teams, the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers.

Other professional teams in town include:
Riverhounds
Passion
Steel City Roller Derby
Thunderbirds

Pittsburgh is also home to intercollegiate competition from universities such as:
University of Pittsburgh
Duquesne University
Robert Morris University
Carnegie Mellon University

For information on all of our unique districts, attractions, entertainment, restaurants, and shopping, go to VisitPITTSBURGH.com

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