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ANALYSIS: Addressing the White Elephant at Highmark Stadium

Football Lines from Pitt's Blue-Gold Scrimmage were gone by Sunday's Riverhounds Game at Highmark Stadium.

Football Lines from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Scrimmage were gone by Sunday’s Riverhounds Game at Highmark Stadium.

When getting a look at the view of Highmark Stadium from across the Mon River, particuarly from Downtown Pittsburgh, you can see the H-O-U-N-D-S letters spread across the empty stands.
Unfortunately, even early in the season while Riverhounds games are going on, you can look from those views and still see those letters in the stands, as attendance numbers have not been great in their first three games.
Is this a legitimate concern?   Or is it has been a slight hiccup and a tough sell early this spring due to a number of mitigating factors like bad weather, conflicts, etc.?
As promised earlier this week, I have tackled this topic in more detail in my column “White Elephant at Highmark Stadium” which you can find on PITTSBURGH SPORTS REPORT‘s web site.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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