Concerns arise over potential for Super Bowl at Heinz Field

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By: Jimmy Jacks

Despite hosting one of the most popular NHL games this past month, the Pittsburgh Steelers have expressed concerns over hosting such events in the future, according to TribLIVE.

There has reportedly been a strained relationship between the team and its Heinz Field landlord, the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA).  SEA owns many structures in Pittsburgh, including all three professional sports venues in the city as well as the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

The Steelers are currently in the process of bidding for the 2023 Super Bowl, with the next step in that process being a formal bid for Heinz Field to host the game, reports TribLIVE.

Heinz Field already hosts upward of 25 major events per year, including all the home games for the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.  Concerts are also held at the 16-year-old facility.  U2 is scheduled to perform on June 7 at Heinz Field and is the only scheduled performer at this time.  But as recently as 2015, there were as many as four concerts in one calendar year.

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