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Thirty years of special Steelers moments and games were remembered during the 2000 season in a series of activities planned by the Steelers to commemorate the last season of Three Rivers Stadium. 

The Steelers officially launched their Last Season Celebration by identifying some of the Steelers greatest moments in the 30-year history at Three Rivers Stadium.

Media who regularly cover the team began the process by nominating a list of top Steelers games and plays from the 30 years of action in Three Rivers Stadium. Fans than had an o
pportunity to vote for their favorite games and plays.

From the players and media input and interactive fan voting, the top 10 plays and games were identified. These moments were then highlighted throughout the 2000 Steelers season in conjunction with other celebration ceremonies.

According to Steelers president Dan Rooney, The 2000 season is “special for everyone—our fans, the team and the entire community. We want our fans to be involved in as much of the celebration process as possible. They have been so supportive throughout the years and have helped create so many wonderful memories in our 30 years at Three Rivers.”

The last regular-season Steelers game at Three Rivers Stadium is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16 against the Washington Redskins.

The Special Moments at Three Rivers selection is one of many activities planned by the Steelers for their Last Season Celebration at Three Rivers Stadium.

Greatest Plays and Games

Game NumberPlayGame
#10John Stallworth’s juggling catch on Nov. 3, 1979AFC Championship victory against Houston on Jan. 7, 1979
#9John Stallworth’s 45-yard TD reception on Dec. 30, 1978AFC playoff victory against Cleveland on Jan. 7, 1995
#8Kordell Stewart’s 17-yard shovel pass on Oct. 27, 1997Overtime victory against Jacksonville on Oct. 27, 1997
#7Andy Russell’s 93-yard fumble return on Dec. 27, 1975AFC playoff victory against Baltimore on Dec. 27, 1975
#6Jack Lambert’s forced fumble and return on Dec. 13, 1975AFC Championship victory against Houston on Jan. 6, 1980
#5Bennie Cunningham’s flea-flicker catch on Sept. 24, 1978Overtime victory against Cleveland on Sept. 24, 1978
#4Joe Greene’s jarring tackle of Earl Campbell on Jan. 6, 1980.Overtime victory against Cleveland on Nov. 25, 1979
#3Hail Mary pass broken up by Randy Fuller on Jan. 14, 1996AFC Championship win against Indianapolis on Jan. 14, 1996
#2Lynn Swann’s touchdown reception on Dec. 30, 1978AFC playoff victory against Oakland on Dec. 23, 1972
#1Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception” on Dec. 23, 1972“Ice Bowl” AFC Championship win against Oakland on Jan. 4, 1976
Be sure you check out:
31 Slices of Three Rivers History
Fans’ greatest memories
Close-out celebration photos
Three Rivers Stadium tribute
Reflection on Terry Bradshaw
“Immaculate Reception” notes