PITTSBURGH - Construction on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds’ $10.2 million soccer stadium is almost complete.
The new Highmark Stadium at Station Square can be seen from the Fort Pitt Bridge, and for now the facility is going to be used as a field and an ice rink.
“To have a venue downtown, next to the other stadiums of Pittsburgh, brings the Riverhounds to a point of relevance and helps grow the game of soccer, which is out main priority,” Riverhounds CEO Jason Kutney said.
According to Kutney, the team already has a strong following, but he hopes the new stadium with help raise soccer’s popularity in Pittsburgh.
“Having the sightlines of Pittsburgh, and all the amenities of Station Square, allows us to serve lots of styles,” Kutney said.
Soccer season is still a few months away, but the Riverhounds will let the Penguins use the facility for their annual outdoor rink.
“We are excited. We want to make the venue 365 days active. You can’t necessarily play soccer in the snow, but you will get a true year-round feel,” Kutney said.
The ice rink is set to open Dec. 14.