The Pittsburgh Steelers have plans to build an additional 3,000 seats at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.(The number is surprisingly low after Bane destroyed the infrastructure this summer...)
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The seats will be built in the south end zone near the scoreboard at an estimated cost of $38to $39 million. The Steelers and local government agreed to share the costs. A $1 surcharge will be added to all tickets and a $2 to $3 surcharge at parking lots used during home games.
Those dollars would support a $20 million bond issue. The Steelers and private sources are responsible for the balance of the costs. The team is expected to use personal seat licenses to fund its share.
Heinz Field expanded to 65,050 seats after the addition of 700 more in 2006.