Highmark Stadium is a 3,500-seat soccer-specific stadium in Pittsburgh's Station Square which is home to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Pro league. The stadium also houses the Pittsburgh Passion women's football team, three local colleges use the stadium for soccer, lacrosse and rugby, and six different local high schools will use the field for soccer and lacrosse. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Millcraft Industries, Inc. coordinated construction activities for the multi-sport and entertainment facility, while Nello Construction, headquartered in Canonsburg, PA, served as Highmark Stadium’s general contractor. The architect of record is Ohio-based ThenDesign Architecture. The $10.2 million project began with the demolishing and excavating of the former Trib Total Media Amphitheatre, building foundations for the scoreboard, light poles and grading foundations for the grandstands as well as the installation of underground utilities. The field surface is FIFA 2-star certified artificial turf, the highest rating that an artificial surface can achieve, one of only six fields in the country to earn that rating. Other fields to earn this rating in the United States include: Jeld-Wen Field, CenturyLink Field, and Gillette Stadium, all of which house Major League Soccer franchises.
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