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mesaSteeler
03-25-2011, 10:15 PM
New North Shore street to be named after Noll
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_729267.html
By Jeremy Boren
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, March 25, 2011

Pittsburgh Stadium Authority officials plan to vote Monday on a key piece of funding needed to build a North Shore street named after Steelers Hall-of-Fame coach Chuck Noll.

Chuck Noll Way would connect North Shore Drive and West General Robinson Street, cutting through what is now a parking lot east of Heinz Field.

It would be roughly the length of a city block and run in front of Stage AE, an indoor-outdoor concert hall that opened in December. The Steelers teamed with Columbus-based developer Continental Real Estate Cos. to build the $12 million entertainment venue with help from a $2.5 million state grant.

The Stadium Authority is scheduled to vote on authorizing the use of $882,000 in federal aid. PennDOT would perform the work. The total cost of the construction will be $988,000, said Mary Conturo, executive director of the authority.

Noll coached the Steelers from 1969 to 1991, a span that included four Super Bowl victories. Among the other sports-themed names on the North Shore are Art Rooney Avenue, Mazeroski Way and the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

Jeremy Boren can be reached at jboren@tribweb.com or 412-320-7935.

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Atlanta Dan
03-26-2011, 12:12 PM
The Steelers teamed with Columbus-based developer Continental Real Estate Cos. to build the $12 million entertainment venue with help from a $2.5 million state grant.

The Stadium Authority is scheduled to vote on authorizing the use of $882,000 in federal aid. PennDOT would perform the work. The total cost of the construction will be $988,000, said Mary Conturo, executive director of the authority.

Glad to read something will be named after Coach Noll, but spending $3.382 million in tax dollars to subsidize the construction of an "entertainment venue" and the road to run in front of it?:noidea:

No wonder the country is broke