Heinz Field Becomes “Gotham Stadium”

(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
On Friday, Aug. 5, crews working on "The Dark Knight Rises" began transforming Heinz Field into "Gotham Stadium."
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
The logo of the Gotham Rogues was placed in the middle of the field.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
The end zones got a new look, too!
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
Crews also tested the scoreboard!
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
All that work was in anticipation of filming day on Aug. 6.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
Here's a wide shot of "Gotham Stadium" on the day of filming.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
Workers appeared to create a field that sits above the turf.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
The platform had large holes - possibly for pyrotechnics?
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
Thousands of extras were brought in to play football fans during the filming!
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
For the Pittsburghers in the crowd, playing football fans wasn't much of a stretch!
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
There were even some signs cheering on the "new" hometown team - "Rogues Rule!"
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
From Lawrenceville to Oakland, film crews have been busy shooting scenes for the newest “Batman” movie all over town.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
The movies crews are also set to shoot in downtown Pittsburgh.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
And, while it may be summertime in the 'Burgh, it's winter in Gotham City as snow was seen flying during filming in Oakland!
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
Security was tight for the shoot. Yellow-jacketed security crews, normally in place on game days, were patrolling the perimeter of Heinz Field the day before filming even started.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
In addition to some familiar Pittsburgh landmarks, there may be some familiar Pittsburgh faces in the film.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
About a dozen Steelers are playing members of the Gotham Rogues!
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
The list includes Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward, Troy Polamalu, James Farrior, Mike Wallace, Heath Miller, Aaron Smith, Clark, Willie Colon, Maurkice Pouncey, LaMarr Woodley and Casey Hampton.
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium
Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher was at Gotham Stadium, too. He said he hoped to maybe even have a line in the film.
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(Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)
Gotham Stadium (Photo Credit: NewsChopper 2/KDKA)

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