PITTSBURGH, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — According to the Post Gazette the Commonwealth Court upheld the Pittsburgh Steelers’ plans to build a 5,600 seat amphitheater close to Heinz Field.
The city approved the new venue last year despite objections by the Allegheny West Civic Council. The dissenting group argued that an open-air amphitheater should not be constructed in a residential area and appealed the city’s decision to the Common Pleas Court, which denied their appeal. The group then asked the Commonwealth Court to overturn the decision, but a panel of three judges again ruled in favor of the city.
A sound expert testified before the City Council during public hearings by the Planning Commission. The expert stated that noise from the amphitheater would remain below the maximum level permitted by the noise control ordinance. That coupled with the fact that the zoning of the area permits the building of an amphitheater left the courts with no legal reason to overturn the proposal.
The Steelers have not announced a promoter for the new venue and construction has not yet begun. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers