Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Referees    Browns

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2006, 06:14 AM   #1
83-Steelers-43
Living Legend
 
83-Steelers-43's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12,993
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1009
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year
Friday, December 22, 2006

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heinz Field is going HD.

The city-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority yesterday approved the purchase of a new $2.4 million high-definition video display board for Heinz Field, to be ready for the 2007 season.

The Daktronics video board will replace the existing screen, which has been in use since the stadium opened in 2001 and which does not have high definition capabilities.

Steelers officials told the board they have had problems with the existing board, including times when they've lost the use of parts of the screen and in some cases feared it would not operate at all.

The new board also will enable 3,600 ticket holders who now are unable to see anything on the existing screen because of their viewing angle to get a clear picture. That will leave only about 400 fans without any ability to see the giant screen, which sits at the south end of the stadium.

Of the cost for the new board, $1.9 million will come from a SEA-overseen capital replacement reserve account funded by Heinz Field ticket surcharges. The Steelers will pay the rest.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06356/748254-66.stm
__________________
83-Steelers-43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,660
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 1,610
Thanked 5,113 Times in 2,391 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

So the Steelers are putting in a new hi-def screen and keeping the low rent turf?

Glad to see they have their spending priorities in order.
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 07:55 AM   #3
HometownGal
Living Legend
 
HometownGal's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Burgh
Posts: 21,479
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2413
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
So the Steelers are putting in a new hi-def screen and keeping the low rent turf?

Glad to see they have their spending priorities in order.
When I saw the title, Dan, those were my exact thoughts. Get your ducks in a row, Steelers FO and worry about that cesspool of a field instead of the scoreboard. Prior-i-tays!
__________________


The Anti-Wahoo
HometownGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 08:02 AM   #4
Justin Otstott
Team Captain
 
Justin Otstott's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Harrisburg, Pa
Posts: 925
Gender: Male
Member Number: 539
Thanks: 1
Thanked 30 Times in 15 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

I have to agree....this is just plain stupid...we need some kinda turf!
__________________


www.BuccosPlanet.com
Justin Otstott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 08:06 AM   #5
Infamix
Team President
Supporter
 
Infamix's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,283
Gender: Male
Member Number: 917
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

Thats cool....but like everyone else said, turf?
Infamix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 08:58 AM   #6
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 37,294
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 1,153
Thanked 4,845 Times in 2,099 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

lol @ "low rent turf". good point.

anyone read about the jumbotron jerry jones is putting in his stadium? it will be the largest in the world, weigh 100 tons and strech the span in between both 20 yard lines.

i should be able to see it here from NM if i get on my roof.
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 08:59 AM   #7
lamberts-lost-tooth
Banned
 
lamberts-lost-tooth's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 10,829
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

Well...that sucks. But the good news is that I am buying the old high-def screen and having it installed in my back yard......Superbowl Party at my house this year!!!!!

(those who withheld cashews from me..need not come...meanjoe, I'll see ya there...everyone bring a sidedish)

Last edited by lamberts-lost-tooth; 12-22-2006 at 09:02 AM.
lamberts-lost-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 09:22 AM   #8
floodcitygirl
Team Owner
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 2,752
Member Number: 1784
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

Quote:
Originally Posted by lamberts-lost-tooth View Post
Well...that sucks. But the good news is that I am buying the old high-def screen and having it installed in my back yard......Superbowl Party at my house this year!!!!!

(those who withheld cashews from me..need not come...meanjoe, I'll see ya there...everyone bring a sidedish)
New turf>new screen, imo.

Rumor has it that Meanie got a big bag of cashews delivered to his door. Watching the game with Stillers, me, and our cashews or watching with you????? Hmmmm... who knows....could be a toss-up???
__________________


Thanks to MeanJoe for surprising me with my new sig.
floodcitygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 09:25 AM   #9
Livinginthe past
Living Legend
 
Livinginthe past's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Crushing the AFCE...annually
Posts: 7,520
Member Number: 478
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

I think we need a Government enquiry into this ongoing episode - Cashewgate or whatever

NM
__________________
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.
Livinginthe past is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 09:25 AM   #10
Infamix
Team President
Supporter
 
Infamix's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,283
Gender: Male
Member Number: 917
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Heinz Field getting new high-definition screen next year

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
lol @ "low rent turf". good point.

anyone read about the jumbotron jerry jones is putting in his stadium? it will be the largest in the world, weigh 100 tons and strech the span in between both 20 yard lines.

i should be able to see it here from NM if i get on my roof.
holy shit! thats huge...the new stadium concept looks nice too
Infamix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts