Three Rivers Stadium's interior surface measures 159,894 square feet covered
by 128,226 square feet of Astroturf with underground drainage. A synthetic rubber
warning track around the edge of the turf alerts baseball players to the danger of
possible collisions with the outfield wall.
The footprint of the stadium itself is 27 acres. There are 33 acres assigned to parking,
and Clemente Memorial Park and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial occupy 24.2 acres.
The grand total of land use is 84.2 acres.
The Sony JumboTron is one of the stadium's most dominant features. Divided into
two sections, it is 25' high x 63' wide. The color section is the "instant replay"
section. The black and white section projects game scores, statistics and messages.
Five hundred TV monitors have been installed in stadium areas where the scoreboard
is not visible. Two auxiliary scoreboards, located between the second and third level
at the first and third base lines, display the inning, score, statistics, team and
player for baseball and time, score, down and distance for football. Two scoreboards
located in right and left field project scores of out-of-town games.
The top rim of Three Rivers Stadium is lined with 600 mercury vapor field lights.
Each 1,500-watt bulb is directed at a specific point on the field.
Each event is amplified through 545 loudspeakers throughout every level of the stadium.
Elevators and Escalators:
Elevators are located at Gates A, B and C. Four banks of 16 escalators
transport fans to each level.
The entrance to the stadium's four players venues is at Press Gate A. The Pirates
and Steelers are on one wing and facilities for visiting teams are on another. The Pirates'
clubhouse includes a training room, weight room, indoor batting cages, showers and lockers.
The Steelers' dressing room area has training, weight and meeting rooms, showers and lockers.
The Allegheny Club
This stadium club, operating as a private, non-profit organization, has a fine restaurant with a spectacular
view of the Point, downtown Pittsburgh and Mt. Washington. Photographs of Pittsburgh sports
greats and the installation of the left-center field wall from Forbes Field add to the atmosphere
of the Allegheny Club. For more information, call (412) 323-0830.
There are 115 private, enclosed lounge boxes that are sold on a multi-year basis to businesses and individuals.
Priced from $55,000 annually depending on the capacity, each box is equipped with heating,
air-conditioning and kitchenette facilities. Furnishings are provided by the tenant. The price
amount covers tickets to all regular season Pirates and Steelers games, reserved inner-circle
parking, cleaning and routine maintenance costs. For more information, call (412) 321-9482.
The stadiums 50 modern concession stands include 30 regular full-service stands and 20
specialty locations, including stands featuring items from two of Pittsburgh's favorite
restaurants, Primanti Brothers and Benkovitz. Television monitors are installed at nearly
every stand so that fans don't miss a minute of the actions. The concession and merchandise
stands are staffed and managed by ARAMARK Corporation.
Located at Gate A, level one, the stadium's first aid station provides basic emergency
medical care for all stadium events. The staff includes two paramedics, a physician and
Serving the Handicapped:
For baseball games, there is an area for 60 wheelchairs on level one between columns three
and nine. Additional seating is also available on level two if necessary. During football
season, the special area for handicapped fans is located at level one between columns 20
and 25 near the end zone. There are 40 companion seats directly behind these areas and
specially equipped restrooms are nearby. Parking for the handicapped is adjacent to Gate C.
For football, Three Rivers Stadium seats 59,000 and 45,000 for baseball. The most elevated
seat is 121 feet above the playing field. Two banks of 4,000 seats along the first and
third base lines can be moved and converted to choice seats for football.
Tours of Three Rivers Stadium are available by reservation Monday through Friday from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Groups are welcome. The cost of stadium tours are $2.50 for
students and seniors and $3.00 for adults. For more information, call (412) 321-0650.
Fans can get to Three Rivers Stadium by car, public transportation, boat or pedestrian
walkways. The Gateway Clipper Fleet operates a river shuttle from Station Square for
all Pirates and Steelers games. Special Port Authority buses run frequently, and pedestrian
traffic from downtown is accommodated by a new walkway linking the Fort Duquesne Bridge with
the stadium and leading straight into Gate C.
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