The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to get into the Super Bowl hosting business.
The team submitted an application at the owner's meetings in May for the right to bid on the 2023 Super Bowl. It's the first time the franchise and city have sent in an application to host the title game. The NFL will not open up the actual bidding for the game until 2018. The vote on who will host the 2023 Super Bowl won't come until 2019.
Team president Art Rooney II met with Pittsburgh leaders on Wednesday and stressed the process remains in the early stages. City and team officials will visit previous Super Bowl host cities as part of their due diligence.
Heinz Field is nearing the end of an offseason expansion that will bring capacity over 67,000. It opened in 2001.