ITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the implosion of Three Rivers Stadium more than a decade ago, the Steelers and Pirates moved into Heinz Field and PNC Park, respectively. Likewise, the Penguins moved from “The Igloo” to the new CONSOL Energy Center at the start of the 2010-11 season.
Now, another Pittsburgh sports team is getting a new home
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds today unveiled plans for a new multi-sport stadium in Station Square.
Located on the banks of the Monongahela River at the site of the old Trib Total Media Amphitheatre, the new stadium will serve as the home for the soccer club and will also be used for other sports like lacrosse, rugby and even football.
The Riverhounds currently use the Chartiers Valley High School Stadium for games.
Construction on the $7 million stadium is expected to be complete by the summer.
“We will hopefully be open by early July,” Riverhounds CEO & Player Jason Kutney said during a news conference this morning. “If not, we’re looking at late July, early August to definitely be open.”
The team expects the field to attract over 600,000 visitors a year.