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Fans attending home Pitt football games in the next two seasons will be treated to some improvements scheduled for Heinz Field. The Stadium and Exhibition Authority (SEA) announced today that a new high-definition scoreboard will be installed this summer and will be ready for the 2014 campaign.

“We are very pleased that this important project is moving forward,” University of Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson said. “Pitt fans will be the real beneficiaries of these enhancements. This will ensure that the college football experience at Heinz Field remains state-of-the-art in every regard.”

Also, new club seats and general reserved seats will be added on the South Plaza in the open end of the stadium. The Pittsburgh Steelers, which pushed for the additional seats, stated that no taxpayer money will pay for the improvements. They will make an annual lease payment to the SEA of approximately $2.1 million per year through the end of the lease. The Steelers will also manage the project and cover any cost overruns. There will be a one dollar surcharge on each ticket for Steelers and Pitt games as well as concerts to help subsidize the improvements.

Steeler owner Art Rooney II is also pleased with the new improvements coming to Heinz Field.

"We are pleased that an agreement with the SEA has been reached that will allow for the expansion of Heinz Field in the South Plaza," Rooney said. "With the new general reserved seats, club seats and new high-definition scoreboard, we believe these additions will play an important part in making sure Heinz Field continues to be a state-of-the-art facility for our fans."

Pitt will play seven home games at Heinz Field next year—four ACC games and three non-conference games. The feature conference game will be Virginia Tech on Oct. 16 for an ESPN Thursday night game. The Panthers' other conference games will be Georgia Tech on Oct. 25, Duke on Nov. 1, and Syracuse on Nov. 22.

The Panthers' featured non-conference home game will be Iowa on Sept. 20. They will also host Delaware in the opener on Aug. 30, and Akron on Sept. 27.

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