Friday, March 17, 2006

Steelers to add more seats to stadium

A $4-million expansion is slated for Heinz Field to get 700 additional club seats. So each seat is to cost $5,714 to build.

That's about the same as a cost of a crossing guard, yes? NewsFlash - Steelers plan more club seats PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to add about 700 club seats at Heinz Field.

'The Steelers are pleased to be in a position to expand the seating capacity at Heinz Field. The demand for club seats has proven to be very strong since moving to Heinz Field,' Steelers president Art Rooney said Thursday.

The team submitted the plans to the Sports and Exhibition Authority, the city-county entity which owns the stadium and leases it to the team.

The additional seats would bring the stadium's capacity to 65,050. The project also includes adding about 20,000 square feet of enclosed club space. Construction is scheduled to begin in April at a cost of approximately $4 million.

The seats will be offered to those on the season ticket waiting list and some season ticket holders who want club seats."
How about if the Steelers just purchased Heinz Field. Buy it outright. Then the Steelers organization can do whatever it wants to its stadium.

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