With a thunderstorm threatening the area around Heinz Field, the Steelers’ preseason matchup with the Chiefs has been delayed.
The Steelers’ PR department announced the decision about 30 minutes before scheduled kickoff.
“Tonight’s #Steelers game has been delayed due to inclement weather in the Pittsburgh area,” the statmement read. “No official kickoff time has been set at this time.”
Tonight’s #Steelers game has been delayed due to inclement weather in the Pittsburgh area. No official kickoff time has been set at this time.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) August 17, 2019
According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in Pittsburgh on Saturday, but mostly before 7 p.m. ET.
There is a 30 percent chance of rain for the rest of the night.
The game was scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET.
It was announced later in the night the game will start at 8:30 p.m. ET making it a one hour delay.
Steelers vs Chiefs will start at 8:30pm at Heinz Field
— Chase Williams WPXI (@chasepwilliams) August 17, 2019
Both the Steelers and Chiefs are 1-0 in the preseason.