The Steelers took another step toward adding 3,000 seats to the south end zone area at Heinz Field, as the Sports and Exhibition Authority, which owns the stadium, approved a plan to study the possibility of making the addition.â†µ
The authority granted PSSI Corp., a Steelers subsidiary that operates the stadium, permission to approach NFL officials for approval to increase the stadium's capacity and market personal seat licenses to fans.â†µ
The stadium now has a capacity of over 65,000 during football games.â†µ
The NFL could consider the request at a meeting in May. The team has been examining a possible expansion since 2010.â†µ
The Steelers presumably would have no trouble selling the new seats, although there is concern about finding parking for all the fans.â†µ
Here's a look at the area where seats would be installed. There's a ton of open space.â†µ
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