Pittsburgh—The University of Pittsburgh's home football stadium, Heinz Field, will be getting major upgrades for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
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. Additionally, Heinz Field's South Plaza will be expanded after this season to include new general reserved seats and club seats.
"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."
Entering their second Atlantic Coast Conference campaign, the Panthers will host seven games at Heinz Field, highlighted by an ESPN Thursday night ACC encounter with Virginia Tech (Oct. 16). Other ACC foes visiting Pittsburgh are Georgia Tech (Oct. 25), Coastal Division champion Duke (Nov. 1) and Syracuse (Nov. 22).
The Panthers return 14 starters and 41 lettermen from last year's team that finished the season with a 30-27 win over Mid-American Conference champion Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.