| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh Planning Commission approves plans for second video scoreboard at Heinz Field

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Tribune-Review

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 5:12 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved plans for a second video scoreboard in Heinz Field, though it remains unknown who will pay for it.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority, the team's landlord, are involved in a lawsuit over how much the entities will pay for Heinz Field upgrades including a 3,000-seat expansion, the scoreboard and improvements to a stadium control room. The work is expected to cost about $40 million.

“The parties are still talking,” said Walter P. DeForest, a Downtown attorney representing the SEA.

An Allegheny County Common Pleas trial scheduled to start this month was pushed back until next year. The Steelers said in a statement they hope to finalize an agreement with the SEA and move forward with the project in 2014.

The commission is required to approve any exterior alternations in the stadium zoning district exceeding $50,000.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Search warrant shows 12 items seized from stabbing suspect’s locker
  2. A.J. Richardson, wife held for trial over 911 calls
  3. Pirates notebook: Hurdle familiar with Ike Davis’ lineage
  4. Penguins notebook: Injured Goc could return during Round 1
  5. Casey to promote tax-free savings plan for disabled during Pittsburgh stop
  6. Indictment alleges scheme defrauded government of $10 million
  7. Champions come out for ‘Stars on Ice’ at Consol
  8. Pittsburgh to spend $10,700 to repair 4 chandeliers in mayor’s office
  9. Former U.S. Steel executive and wife make $500,000 donation
  10. Hot Ticket: Dance Africa: Pittsburgh; Sci-fi at the Science Center; Art All Night
  11. RAW: Natural Born Artists helps serve up emerging fashion designers across U.S.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.