Sources: Riverhounds Hope For New Stadium Near Station Square

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For years, the amphitheater beside Station Square has been Pittsburgh’s spot for outdoor rock shows and rib fests.

But odds are good that in the not too distant future, it will become home to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer team, a permanent new stadium on the banks of the Monongahela River in Station Square.

Sources close to the situation say the soccer team is in serious talks with Forest City, the owners of Station Square, about acquiring the amphitheater site for a stadium.

Forest City, based in Cleveland, declined to return phone calls, but those same sources say the Riverhounds have already commissioned design plans.

In a phone interview, Riverhounds CEO Jason Kutney confirmed little of that.

“We are certainly trying to secure land for a permanent, outdoor stadium for the Riverhounds. We’ll be in touch in the future if there are any developments in that regard.”

The amphitheater still has a lease on the site, but it now has stiff competition across the river at Stage AE on the North Shore which is now vying for the same acts and customers.

It’s not clear how strong that lease is, but indications are the Riverhounds would like to move on the site as soon as this fall.

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  1. Bobby Myers says:

    im curious to see how theyed really do in pitt with their own stadium

  2. Beanboy says:

    Does anybody here like to eat baked beans? Will the Riverhounds serve baked beans at their new stadium?

  3. Tom says:

    yeah, just what Pittsburgh needs — another sports stadium. As if an entire city of Steelers idiots with IQs of <30 need another place to hang out.

  4. Mayor Smurfy says:

    i hope that its publicly funded.

    1. Doug Shields says:

      What a great idea. I need a job

  5. Barack Obama Killed Osama says:

    Why dont they just play at Heinz Field. It’s empty 325 or more days a year.

  6. Theo Huxtable says:

    What is a Riverhounde?

  7. Eugene Mama LookA BooBoo Day says:

    Eugene is my pen name because I made it up while i was in the pen, ya see?
    Kill, kill, kill the white man.

  8. Steve P says:

    They could play during Pitt home games….That would bring the attendance up to 14,000 per game.

  9. You Know It!!! says:

    Tom must be from Cleveland. And am I the only who didn’t realize the Riverhounds still exist?

  10. meat says:

    Anything is better than that eyesore they call an ampitheatre,build it . Let youth teams play there as well,in winter ,put down an ice surface for public use.

  11. Tionesta Bags says:

    I’m the regional director for Jack Ham Bum Fights,we are looking into securing this site.We see the Pgh,Station Square location as the venue,that the fans have been asking for.We will be making a statement later today.

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