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New Stadium/renovations

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Animus, May 5, 2023.

  1. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2011
    Best game I went to was late December. Cold but clear. Kids were probably 17, 15, and 13. Walked down from our hotel, stopped at Primanti's (was really pissed my 13 year old 70 lb daughter finished hers). Lower level, corner. About three or four guys shirtless in the teens weather. Saw one surrounded by security, kept saying just sit down, just sit down (too far away for him to hear me). They tazed him.
    Anyhow, we won.
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  2. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    I still think Acrisure is quite nice, and they seem to have figured out the sodding issues the past few years.

    God all those old stadiums were crap holes for a long time…. I’m thinking of The Vet, 3 Rivers, Bengals old stadium, etc. They lasted 10 years too long.

    To be honest, I know Steelers are popular, but if they build a Jerry World v.2. I’m not sure they can fill a 80-90K stadium week in week out. Pitt isn’t a huge city. I know Acrisure holds 68K, but it never looks completely full to my eyes when I go.
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  3. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    Just an attendance tidbit

    Average attendance last season was 96.9% of capacity
  4. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    There isn't anything wrong with the Stadium, every one compares the old Three Rivers was 30 years old and Heinz/Acrisure is now 23 years old argument.
    Remember the big push on this was because each team wanted its own venue, they didn't want shared venue's, also wanted Luxury boxes etc. which bring in huge dollars.
    Also tied in at the time was the David L. Lawrence convention center into the 3 projects of Acrisure (Heinz) , PNC Park, and the convention center.
    Spend money doing some updates etc. but I think we are easily looking at a 40 year life span before a new Stadium could be thought about for the Steelers.
    Now Nashville is replacing theirs which is only like 25-26 years old. But, Nashville is a out bed, its legs the mid-west/east Las Vegas with entertainment etc.
    Nashville is playing to host a Super Bowl for sure.
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  5. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    One of the reasons they were forced to replace Three Rivers was because the plumbing infrastructure was going bad and it was all encased in the concrete so it could not be fixed

    If you look up while you walk around Acrisure Stadium you will see they deliberately left the sewer lines exposed
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  6. SteelersFan369

    SteelersFan369 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2022
    Hand me that jackhammer before the pipe wrench
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  7. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    I actually think IF they built a new stadium it would actually be a bit smaller.

    I think we are going to find outside of a few cities (New York, Dallas, Chicago) that NFL stadiums are going to start reducing seats. More and more people just prefer TV.
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