Fan dies at Steelers’ stadium after fall from escalator following game

An attendee at Sunday’s Steelers vs. Jets game died after falling from an escalator inside Pittsburgh’s Acrisure Stadium.

According to Pittsburgh police, the incident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m., shortly after visiting New York completed a comeback win.

The as-yet-unidentified victim was described as an adult male, who received care from medical personnel at the stadium before being transported to a hospital in critical condition.

 He was said to have subsequently died of his injuries.

“We are aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred inside Acrisure Stadium today,” 

 the Steelers said in a statement (via the Associated Press). “We are working with local authorities and helping their investigation into the matter.

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the guest’s family.” The incident remains under investigation by police.

Pittsburgh's rookie quarterback entered the game for Mitchell Trubisky on the first offensive possession of the second half in their 24-20 loss to the New York Jets.

Trubisky's benching came after a listless first half from a Steelers offense that mustered just eight first downs in seven possessions, and failed to reach the red zone.