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Rooney Talks About Adding More Seats to Heinz Field

For those fans that are on the season ticket waiting list at Heinz Field, your number may be called sooner than you think.
Word is the Steelers are toying with the idea of adding between 2,500 and 4,000 more seats to Heinz Field, putting the packed house up to 67,500 to 69,000.

“It’s probably somewhere between 2,500 and 4,000, and it would be in the south end zone,” team President Art Rooney II said. “Since we moved into Heinz Field, obviously we’ve been studying the demand for tickets. … We feel satisfied at this point that there’s certainly enough demand to consider expanding capacity.”

All Steelers games are sellouts, though there have been some times as recent as last season where the team will release some seats late in the week of home games through Ticketmaster for that weekends game. When the team is headed for the playoffs, like this year, tickets though are hard to come by.

Rooney said that adding more seats for this weekends Winter Classic hockey game between the Pens and Caps on January 1st will serve as a test run for the project.

“We’ll probably take another year of studying it before we make any final decisions,” he said. “There will definitely be some general seating, reserve seating, and possibly some club seating.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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