PITTSBURGH PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The new $12 million, indoor-outdoor entertainment complex, set to open adjacent to the Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field, appears as if it won't open in time for the team's opening game.
Instead, the venue's opening has been pushed back to a debut date in the second week in November, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
"We're shooting for an opening in mid-November, with an opening act to be announced very shortly," Mark Hart, director of business for the Steelers told the Post-Gazette.
While Hart was unwilling to confirm who the opening act might be, the rock band The Black Crowes lists a gig set for Nov. 12 at a venue described as "North Shore Complex" listed on their website.
Interest in the entertainment complex, originally pitched as an amphitheater, dates back to 2001, but finally broke ground in March. Dubbed Stage AE, the complex's indoor venue will accomodate 2,400 people while the outdoor amphitheater will hold up to 5,500 concert-goers. The venue will also have a small rock club that can handle as many as 4,00 patrons. In addition, developers also plan to have restaurants and a 178-room hotel as a part of the complex, the Post-Gazette reported.
Columbus-based Promo West Productions will operate the complex and American Eagle Outfitters has signed on as a naming-rights partner. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers