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Steelers adding 3,000 seats at Heinz Field for 2015 season

Heinz Field

Heinz Field


Steelers tickets have been hard to come by for the last few decades, but there will be a few thousand more of them available for Steelers games come 2015.

The Steelers announced Monday that they have reached agreement with the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Alleghany County on plans for an expansion to Heinz Field. There will be approximately 3,000 new seats in the South Plaza of the stadium and team president Art Rooney II said in a statement that he hopes “we will be able to provide many of our Waiting List fans the opportunity to become season ticket holders.”

Any fans that do will be paying a $1 ticket surcharge that was also announced on Monday. The team said those monies would fund future capital repairs and that the team will pay for any cost overruns that may occur during the construction, which will also include a new high-definition videoboard.

Heinz Field currently has 65,050 seats. The expansion would move the total capacity to No. 21 in the league, just behind the debuting Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.