Pitt Stadium

Pitt Stadium was a stadium located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania from 1925 to 1999. It served primarily as the home of the University of Pittsburgh's football team, the Pittsburgh Panthers. It was also used for other University sporting events, including basketball, baseball, rifle, track, and gymnastics. Designed by University of Pittsburgh graduate W. S. Hindman, the US$2.1 million stadium was built after the seating capacity of the Panthers' previous home, Forbes Field, was deemed inadequate in light of the growing popularity of college football. Pitt Stadium also served as the second home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the city's National Football League (NFL) franchise. After demolition, the Pittsburgh Panthers football team played home games at Three Rivers Stadium in 2000, before moving to Heinz Field in 2001.

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Pittsburgh Panthers Football - History - Jock Sutherland Years (1924–1938)
... leading the Leopards to the 1921 Eastern Collegiate Championship and shutting out Warner's Pitt teams in 1921 and 1922 ... Panthers' first in the newly constructed Pitt Stadium and saw the team achieve an 8-1 record and win the 1925 Eastern Championship ... led the nation in rushing in 1926 and helped Pitt to the Eastern Championship and its first bowl game, the Rose Bowl, in 1927 ...
Pittsburgh Panthers Football - Traditions
... Millennium Panther located outside the William Pitt Union, in order to bring good luck to the football team prior to games ... In addition, a costumed mascot, named "Roc", performs with the Pitt Cheerleaders at various athletic and non-athletic university events ... University Yell, dating to 1890, that has survived as lyrics within the fight song "Hail to Pitt" ...
Pittsburgh Panthers Football - Facilities
... at Exposition Park on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, sharing the stadium with the Pittsburgh Pirates ... In 1925, Pitt Stadium was completed on the opposite end of the campus, giving the Panthers their only private stadium ... Pitt Stadium was home for the Panthers although the Steelers also used it for home games in the mid-1960s ...
Pittsburgh Panthers Football - History - Wide Receiver U. (1997–2004)
... The Pitt football program saw many changes instituted in 1997 ... on the use of the full name "Pittsburgh", at the expense of the university's abbreviated moniker "Pitt", along with new logos designed to invoke the heritage of the steel industry in the region, were instituted in an ... Results were almost immediate as Harris took Pitt to the Liberty Bowl in his first season, finishing with a 6-6 record ...
Pitt Stadium - History - The Pitt Pavilion
... The Pitt Pavilion, located beneath the ramps inside Gate 2 of Pitt Stadium, was the home of the Panthers basketball team from January 6, 1925 (with a loss to Geneva College) to February 26, 1951 with a Backyard ... The Pitt Pavilion was removed in 1994 when ground was broken for the stadium's Duratz Athletic Complex ...

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