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Steelers adding 3,000 seats at Heinz Field for 2015 season

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Steelers tickets have been hard to come by for the last few decades, but there will be a few thousand more of them available for Steelers games come 2015.

The Steelers announced Monday that they have reached agreement with the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Alleghany County on plans for an expansion to Heinz Field. There will be approximately 3,000 new seats in the South Plaza of the stadium and team president Art Rooney II said in a statement that he hopes “we will be able to provide many of our Waiting List fans the opportunity to become season ticket holders.”

Any fans that do will be paying a $1 ticket surcharge that was also announced on Monday. The team said those monies would fund future capital repairs and that the team will pay for any cost overruns that may occur during the construction, which will also include a new high-definition videoboard.

Heinz Field currently has 65,050 seats. The expansion would move the total capacity to No. 21 in the league, just behind the debuting Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

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26 Responses to “Steelers adding 3,000 seats at Heinz Field for 2015 season”
  1. 2blingluvinit says: May 19, 2014 4:33 PM

    Seems like a waste.

  2. baltimorons says: May 19, 2014 4:35 PM

    Rooneys are crooks.

  3. st1llerz1 says: May 19, 2014 4:52 PM

    Seems like a waste….? Coming from someone that’s been on the season ticket waiting list for 17 long years, I can most assuredly tell you it is absolutely not a waste. Finally!!

    GO STEELERS!

  4. jjackwagon says: May 19, 2014 4:53 PM

    Why? They must need the tarp space for advertising after September.

  5. nflfan1326 says: May 19, 2014 5:01 PM

    $1 surcharge? That’s funny. What can you fund with $680k per year? Jacksonville is putting in videoboards for $63 million.

  6. clevelandrocksyourface says: May 19, 2014 5:01 PM

    They should knock it down and put up something useful. Like a Walmart.

  7. steelcurtainn says: May 19, 2014 5:08 PM

    That’s bad news for opposing teams. The Steelers are slowly retooling to contenders again.

  8. pittspuke7 says: May 19, 2014 5:11 PM

    Since Tim Tebow beat them in the playoffs years ago, they have not had a winning record but you can still pull the wool over the fans eyes and keep selling high priced tickets so why wouldn’t you do it? Like my dad use to say there is a sucker born every minute!

  9. ariani1985 says: May 19, 2014 5:15 PM

    well if they are on Prime Time TV the stadium will be half empty! see 2013!

  10. timmons94 says: May 19, 2014 5:35 PM

    Unlike browns tickets steelers season tix are impossible to get. But then again who in their right mind wants browns season tickets

  11. realnflmaster says: May 19, 2014 6:26 PM

    Jacksonville is adding 3000 more seats for tarps.

  12. bengalguy says: May 19, 2014 6:41 PM

    Seems like a waste. If the Rooney’s wanted to make extra coin, they should try the novel idea of building a better product and making the PLAYOFFS. They can ‘t fill that building anyway!!!

  13. Nofoolnodrool says: May 19, 2014 6:49 PM

    Seems like a waste. If the Rooney’s wanted to make extra coin, they should try the novel idea of building a better product and making the PLAYOFFS. They can ‘t fill that building anyway!!!

    Making the playoffs is great for Bungal fans, but winning Lombardi’s is great to Steeler fans…..sorry but you can’t understand.

  14. pascalswager42 says: May 19, 2014 8:43 PM

    Enough with the steelers hate, a pretty solid, steady organization over the years despite an infatuation with ex-OSU players.

    Hope for a solid season on AFC North football where we all compete.

    -Browns Fan

  15. tdshouldbeinthehall says: May 19, 2014 9:09 PM

    Now an extra 3000 fans get to watch the Steelers miss the playoffs again.

  16. jasjbb says: May 19, 2014 9:33 PM

    Considering all the no-shows throughout 2013, I can’t wait to see more mustard yellow vacancies when the team tanks another year. Bye Troy, bye Heath, bye Brett. BYE RELEVANCY!

  17. thepittsburghkid says: May 19, 2014 10:06 PM

    I smell fear.

  18. higheriqthanyou says: May 19, 2014 10:19 PM

    Steelers fell after their pusher got busted.

    Facts.

  19. steelcurtainn says: May 19, 2014 11:48 PM

    The jealous trolls are back. Steelers will once again be a force in the AFC. The bungles had their chance and blew it.

  20. tinytoolalldrool says: May 20, 2014 6:52 AM

    That was needed even when they were in Three Rivers. Added 3,000 and still are only 21.

  21. Canton Bulldogs says: May 20, 2014 9:03 AM

    Heinz field average attendance in 2013 was 57,113 for a Steelers game. That is 88% of its capacity. 88% ranks them 28th in the NFL. Only FOUR teams had lower average attendance. Fans may own season tickets but aren’t going.

  22. clashpoint says: May 20, 2014 9:50 AM

    Sure, why not. We all know the real reason of course:
    More seats = more money

    Money over everything. That’s the way the world works.

  23. crownofthehelmet says: May 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    To keep pace, the Ravens and Bengals will also be adding 3,000 seats to their stadiums. Which, like at Heinz Filed, means there will be 3,000 more steeler fans at the stadium.

  24. sallust99 says: May 20, 2014 12:23 PM

    I have to do it yet again.

    Let’s count together: 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 84, 94, 95, 97, 01, 04, 05, 08, and 10. PERIOD.

    A game away from the SB a record number 15 times.

    Yeah, we have had empty seats forever (sarcasm).

    how come you haters can never deal in fact?

    #blackandgold

  25. enoughofthatalready says: May 20, 2014 12:30 PM

    Don’t let what you perceive to be empty seats from your living room deceive you. Because of the slow gate process, it sometimes takes until the end of the third quarter for everyone to get into the stadium and there are drones of people that remain in the spiral stairways. Most seats require a trek to get to the bathrooms and concessions which causes a thinning out at halftime and the beginning of the third quarter. The ferry schedule is bizarre which makes people leave early so that they have a way to get home, especially in prime time games. While the attendance may have been less, it is not as bad as it appears. Myself, when I make my yearly 400 mile trip, I arrive 1 hour before the gates open and walk out after the clock shows 00:00.

  26. bobzilla1001 says: May 20, 2014 1:46 PM

    Last season, the Steelers played 5 of its 8 home games over the final 8 weeks of the season, which consisted of uncommonly brutally bad weather and a team that was uncommonly 2-6 entering the second half of the season.
    No-shows for bad football in bad weather — especially around Christmastime and deer-hunting season — are not unusual.

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