WHO ARE YA?!…STEEL ARMY!!!
Loud. Dedicated. Passionate. We are the rabid fans of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The Steel Army is an independent supporters group for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer club. We call the stands behind the east end goal of Highmark Stadium our home. For 90 minutes we sing our hearts out, bang our drums, wave our flags and banners, and create an atmosphere like no other in Pittsburgh sports. We bring the energy necessary to carry the Hounds to victory. We make Highmark Stadium hell for the opposing team.
If you’re a fan of soccer, a Riverhounds supporter, or just want to have an amazing time — then we want you standing by our side. Come on over to our section and see what being in the Steel Army is all about!
The Steel Army does not condone violent or offensive behavior in or outside Highmark Stadium. Members are expected not to cross the line of criminal legality. This includes, but is not limited to, personal problems, bigotry, sectarianism, violence, criminal mischief, or hooliganism in any of its forms. We have and enjoy a good working relationship with the Riverhounds front office. We would like to keep it that way.
The Steel Army was formed in November 2007 by a group of soccer fans after the Pittsburgh Riverhounds announced a new ownership group and a return to USL-2 for the 2008 campaign. The initial gathering of a few members was held at Piper’s Pub on the South Side of Pittsburgh. Starting as small ragtag group, the Army quickly developed into a dedicated core that has supported the Hounds ever since. During the Hounds’ time at Chartiers Valley, we cheered on our boys and made the opposing team miserable from our corner of the stands.
The 2013 season was a major season for both the Riverhounds and the Steel Army. The Riverhounds moved into their newly constructed Highmark Stadium in Station Square, and the Steel Army found a new home behind the east end goal. Over the course of the 2013 season, Steel Army membership exploded as more and more new fans came to the Highmark. As the Army continues to grow, we look forward to new members bringing new ideas to the group.