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Three Rivers Stadium

 
 
Three Rivers Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 25, 2010
1. Three Rivers Stadium Marker
Inscription. Opened on July 16, 1970. Home to the Pirates, who won two World Series, and the Steelers, who won four Super Bowl Championships, creating Pittsburgh's "City of Champions" identity. It was the site of Roberto Clemente's 3,000th hit, September 30, 1972, and Franco Harris's legendary "Immaculate Reception," December 23, 1972. A multi-use facility, it also hosted many concerts and special events prior to demolition on February 11, 2001.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.717′ N, 80° 0.833′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Art Rooney Avenue and North Shore Drive, on the left when traveling north on Art Rooney Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. County of Allegheny Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Professional Football Game (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pittsburgh Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial
Three Rivers Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2012
2. Three Rivers Stadium Marker
Site of Three Rivers Stadium in background.
(about 600 feet away); The Immaculate Reception (about 600 feet away); Langley Observatory Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Rivers Heritage Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located south of Heinz Field.
 
Also see . . .  Three Rivers Stadium. Steelersfever.com includes implosion video of stadium demolition. (Submitted on January 27, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Three Rivers Stadium Gate D Pylon image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2012
3. Three Rivers Stadium Gate D Pylon
Taken from former site and placed in front of Heinz Field.
Three Rivers Stadium image. Click for full size.
By UCinternational
4. Three Rivers Stadium
Three Rivers Stadium image. Click for full size.
By Harry S. Coughanour, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, circa 1970
5. Three Rivers Stadium
Aerial view of the Golden Triangle and Three Rivers Stadium, with parking areas still under construction.
The Immaculate Reception image. Click for full size.
By Ap, December 23, 1972
6. The Immaculate Reception
Pittsburgh beats Oakland 13-7 in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Franco Harris' Immaculate Reception. Jack Tatum hit the intended receiver, 'Frenchy' Fuqua, and knocked the ball back to Harris, who caught it and ran into the end zone. It was also the first playoff victory in franchise history.
Roberto Clemente's 3000th Hit image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, September 30, 1972
7. Roberto Clemente's 3000th Hit
Doug Harvey hands Roberto Clemente the ball after he doubled off the Mets' Jon Matlack for his 3,000th career hit on September 30, 1972.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 26, 2011.   5. submitted on June 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on June 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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