A fast-track methodology was implemented to maintain the two-year schedule
with a mandated construction completion date that would ensure the venue’s readiness for opening day of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2001 season. Designed to mirror
the iconic surrounding bridges, the steel arches are the focal points of the
stadium’s exterior. Situated several hundard yards up the Allegheny River
from where Three Rivers Stadium once stood, the new stadium provides an
unobstructed view of the city skyline from the stands.