|Pittsburgh celebrates 6th Super Bowl championship|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 01 February 2009 17:27|
Revelers streamed out of area bars moments after the Steelers sealed their 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, Fla. Some broke out in song, bellowing Queen's ``We are the Champions.''
Brittany Barcoay, 21, drove seven hours from Liberty University in Virginia just to be in her hometown for the Super Bowl and celebrated outside the Town Tavern, which sported a ``Steeler Tavern'' banner.
``I have never had so much pride in my city, ever,'' said Barcoay, decked out in a Jerome Bettis jersey.
Bars were packed in the area popular with college students and the 20-something crowd, with music blaring.
r patrolled the area on bikes and in cars, trying to keep order.
In one neighborhood south of Pittsburgh, people lit fireworks and ran outside and cheered after the game.
Earlier Sunday, fans filled the city streets and bars in anticipation of the NFL title game.
People sporting team paraphernalia strolled down Carson Street on the city's South Side while others shouted ``Here we go Steelers, Here we go!'' as car horns tooted in sync. Others played Steelers fan songs from cars and buildings.
When the Steelers last won the Super Bowl in 2006, thousands of drunken fans celebrated in the streets and several small fires were set.
Pittsburgh police hoped to deter potential mayhem by putting more than 400 officers on patrol, limiting parking and closing some streets to traffic at the start of the fourth quarter in areas with numerous bars and restaurants.
In the Strip District, another popular area with bars and restaurants, several streets were barricaded before the game began.