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A look back at Three Rivers Stadium

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This twilight time exposure shows the new Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh on July 15, 1970, due to open with a game between the Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds. In the background is the city’s North Side. Parking areas and roads in the vicinity, as well as a few minor parts of the stadium, will not be ready for the opener.
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A general view of the Three Rivers Stadium as an old fashioned steam powered river boat prepares to dock and unload the arrival of several fans for the Pittsburgh Steelers game before the start of the Steelers 20-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 13, 1996.
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Workmen ease into position the last upper deck beam topping off Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium, Dec. 10, 1969. The stadium, set for use in late spring 1970, is the future home of the Pirates and Steelers.
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Construction goes on at Three River Stadium at Pittsburgh’s North Shore, seen here on September 18, 1969. Behind the construction site the Fort Duquesne Bridge leads over the Allegheny river into the city’s famed Golden Triangle, a downtown business development with the new 65-story U.S. Steel Tower under construction; seen on the far left.
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A newly installed fountain in downtown Pittsburgh erupts, spewing a stream of water 150 feet into the air, across the Allegheny River from Three Rivers Stadium where the All-Star game is set to be played Tuesday, July 23, 1974. The fountain which has flow of 75 tons of water, was officially dedicated Monday night. It costs $3 million to construct, and is the final touch to Point State Park, located at the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River, forming the Ohio River.
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A general view of the Three Rivers Stadium taken before the 1989 season.
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A now obsolete Three Rivers Stadium sign hangs over 279N with the crumbled remains and the bright new yellow pillars of the new Steelers Stadium Feb. 12, 2001.
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Three Rivers Stadium implosion seen from Point State Park on Sunday, February 11, 2001.
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A young fan watches the implosion of Three Rivers Stadium from the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto restaurant window in Mt. Washington Sunday morning. The boy attended the special invite implosion party at the restaurant with his father.
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Art Rooney is memorialized on the scoreboard during the final game at Three Rivers Stadium.
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General view of action during a playoff game featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh on Oct. 10, 1991.

Three Rivers Stadium was the home of the Pirates and the Steelers from 1970 to 2000. Built as a multi-purpose stadium to replace Forbes Field, Three Rivers Stadium was imploded in 2001, when the Pirates moved to PNC Park and the Steelers moved to Heinz Field. Here is a look back at the stadium from The Tribune-Review, Getty Images and Associated Press archives.

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