As part of a 2007 deal to build Consol Energy Center and keep the franchise in Pittsburgh, the Penguins acquired development rights to the site where the Mellon Arena had stood.

A new ballgame: Sports teams find real value in real estate

Professional sports franchises like the Penguins are increasingly acquiring development rights to the land near their venues.

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 "The application is an early step in the bidding process," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement.

Steelers exploring bid to host 2023 Super Bowl

President Art Rooney met with Mayor Bill Peduto Wednesday morning to talk about the team’s bid to host Super Bowl LVII.

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 The construction will not interfere with the view of the Downtown skyline from the Heinz Field seats.

New Heinz Field seats to be ready for Steelers' first preseason game

The Steelers are adding nearly 3,000 new seats that will include a combination of general seating, premium seating and suites.

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 The tension is always high in a Steelers-Ravens matchup — Antonio Brown and Lardarius Webb have a standoff in a playoff game in January — but it could be even more heightened this season when the teams meet on a Thursday night with only three days of rest.

Pitt graduate sets out to fix NFL scheduling quirks

Dr. Murat Kurt’s research on the league’s scheduling quirks catches the attention of the NFL.

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 Steelers tailback Jerome Bettis carries against the Seahawks during Super Bowl XL in February 2006.

Steelers to honor Bettis during Oct. 1 Ravens game at Heinz Field

Bettis, who rushed for 10,571 yards and 78 touchdowns as a Steeler, will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8.

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 Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing Tuesday at NFL headquarters in New York.

Tom Brady waits for fate after suspension appeal to Goodell

The Patriots quarterback was involved in a 10-hour hearing with representatives to appeal his four-game suspension.

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 It's time for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to present his case in appealing his suspension.

Tom Brady's appeal hearing today

The NFL will hear an appeal by the New England Patriots quarterback on deflated balls in the 2014 AFC championship.

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 Terrelle Pryor, formerly of Jeannette and Ohio State, is back in the state of Ohio after latching on with the Browns as he tries to transition to wide receiver.

Morning briefing: Terrelle Pryor signs with Browns

Former Jeannette star Terrelle Pryor will hope to revive his NFL career as a wide receiver in Cleveland.

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Obituary: Danny Villanueva / Played pro football, founded Univision

He was known as a gregarious, friendly executive. Unless his principles were crossed.

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Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript

The Steelers are off until training camp, but the questions keep coming in this week’s edition of the chat.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers running backs Josh Harris, Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams talk during a break at OTAs last month.

Williams, Harris ready to add depth to Steelers backfield

The Steelers running game behind Le’Veon Bell was non-existent last year, something backups DeAngelo Williams and Josh Harris hope to fix.

2 weeks ago

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal will be heard June 23.

Ron Cook: Tough spot for Goodell to make decision on Brady

With Tom Brady’s role in the Patriots controversy, it’s not a good time to be NFL commissioner Roger Goodell — but there’s no sympathy here.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh Steelers Devin Gardner drops back to pass during organized team activites on the South Side.

Steelers get a two for one deal with new recruit

Former University of Michigan quarterback and wide receiver Devin Gardner juggles playing both positions at minicamps.

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 Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake played 134 snaps in the final three games of the regular season, but is still competing against two rookies to maintain his spot on the depth chart.

Steelers veteran cornerback looks to hold off rookies gunning for his job

Cornerback Antwon Blake played a pivotal role in the Steelers’ run to the postseason last year, but he looks to prove himself again.

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Steelers' public relations staff honored with Pete Rozelle Award

The award is presented by the Pro Football Writers of America and goes to the team public relations staff that strives for excellence.

2 weeks ago

 Ramon Foster is the elder statesman of the Steelers offensive line, but even he is only 29.

Steelers find stability and efficiency in offensive line

The offensive line is good and stable for now, but the Steelers must decide whether to keep it together for the long term.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates a touchdown pass against the Colts with Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster last season.

Steelers will don throwback uniforms against Bengals

Last season the Steelers wore the “bee” uniforms in their 51-34 victory against the Colts.

2 weeks ago

 Steelers linebacker Vince Williams goes through drills during minicamp on the South Side Tuesday.

Every year brings a surprise it seems for Steelers inside LB Vince Williams

Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams figured out how to cope with ’demotion’ in 2014.

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 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks to Le'Veon Bell during OTAs on the South Side last week.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 06.16.15

This minicamp edition of the chat covers Le’Veon Bell’s and Tom Brady’s suspensions, whether the Steelers might sign any other players, and

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 Steelers fans cheer during a game against the Bengals last season at Heinz Field.

Get your individual Steelers game tickets beginning Saturday

Fans can buy up to eight tickets per household for any of the Steelers’ eight home games.

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 Peter Diana / Post-Gazette 5/28/2015   :  James Harrison (left) blocks rookie Bud Dupree during Steelers OTAs on the South Side in May.

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 06.15.15

Ray tackles questions about James Harrison, Deangelo Williams, Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and more in this week’s chat.

3 weeks ago

 If Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen continues to struggle, it could mean a very early test of rookies Senquez Golson and Doran Grant.

Will Carnell Lake baptize Steelers rookie defensive backs by fire?

The defensive backs coach is excited about his newcomers, but a returnee — Cortez Allen — may have the biggest impact on their development.

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 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin poses with Nestor and Jennifer Aparicio before the Pirates game Sunday.

Tomlin helps a friend raise awareness for bone marrow registry

Mike Tomlin joined Nestor Aparicio, a Baltimore sports writer, at the Pirates game to raise awareness for the bone marrow registry.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix will do whatever it takes to land an NFL roster spot — even switching to the other side of the ball to learn a new position.

Unwanted in NFL as a defender, Roosevelt Nix tries to find niche on offense with Steelers

Roosevelt Nix has a full plate as he tries to transition to fullback in hopes of sticking around with the Steelers and in the NFL.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger speaks to the kids before the start of his youth football camp Saturday at Seneca Valley High School.

Roethlisberger 's camp not immune to larger issues for youth football

Big Ben’s annual camp ends today, but in light of recent injury concerns, could youth football camps come to an end for good?

3 weeks ago

 Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix shares a father with 7-foot Rozelle Nix, and soon they will share the city of Pittsburgh, too.

Long lost Nix brothers Roosevelt, Rozelle take Pittsburgh together

Roosevelt and Rozelle Nix had never met until last year, but now the half-brothers are reunited as they chase their dreams in Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham shouldn't have any trouble with the new extra-point distance, according to special teams coach Danny Smith.

Steelers notebook: New rules no worry for special teams

Unit practices new procedure in straightforward fashion, while competition is key to position battles at kick returner and punter.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler keeps a close watch on drills during a team OTA today on the South Side.

New defensive coordinator aims to put his stamp on Steelers

The Steelers will still play a 3-4 defense, but there will be changes, Butler says.

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 Running back DeAngelo Williams is expected to lead the Steelers running unit while LeVeon Bell is suspended during the first three weeks of the season.

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley focuses on red zone and run game

The team was average in rushing and red-zone efficiency last season, and Haley wants his unit to improve in those categories this year.

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 Steelers rookie fullback Roosevelt Nix, center, runs a blocking drill during the team's OTAs at its South Side practice facility Tuesday.

Steelers announce training camp schedule

The first opportunity for fans to take in a practice at Saint Vincent College will be Sunday, July 26.

3 weeks ago

 Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has grand plans and big goals for himself going into next season, which could start with a fat new contract.

Steelers DE Cam Heyward steps up in production and leadership role

Defensive end Cam Heyward fills two huge role for the Steelers, adding much-needed sacks and leadership.

3 weeks ago

 Running back DeAngelo Williams pulls in a pass during Steelers Organized Team Activities (OTAs) at their South Side practice facility Tuesday, June 9.

Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat transcript: 06.09.15

The Steelers beat reporter takes questions on Jarvis, Moats, Bell, Dupree, Foster and more in his weekly chat.

3 weeks ago

 Bruce Gradkowski has played only six regular season snaps in his Steelers career, and he hopes to maintain that small role entering this season.

Steelers' backup quarterback rarely gets to play -- and likes it that way

Bruce Gradkowski has never thrown a pass during the regular season, something he attributes to Ben Roethlisberger’s health.

3 weeks ago

 The Steelers' Dri Archer breaks away from the Browns' Buster Skrine at First Energy Stadium Cleveland Ohio in October 2014..

Ray Fittipaldo's Steelers chat transcript: 06.08.15

Readers have lots of questions about who will make the roster as rookies jostle with veterans for spots on the team.

4 weeks ago

 Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier intercepts a pass in front of Bills tight end Scott Chandle at Heinz Field last season.

Second-year Steelers linebackers Shazier and Zumwalt look forward to clean slate

The linebacking corps for the Steelers is deep, but Ryan Shazier and Jordan Zumwalt are trying to work their way to the top.

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 From left, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Namath, Jim Kelly, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

Gridiron Gold: Hall of Fame quarterbacks honored at event

The Wyndham Grand played host to Jim Kelly, Joe Namath, Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

4 weeks ago

 Veteran NFL and college offensive line coach Tony Wise gets hands-on as he runs a blocking drill at the fifth Joe Moore O-Line Camp at West Allegheny High School.

Former coach Joe Moore celebrated by old friends at offensive line camp

Many of football’s most influential offensive linemen worked at a camp this weekend to honor the legacy of a late coach.

4 weeks ago

 Martavis Bryant has bulked up to 225 pounds — 10 more than his rookie playing weight.

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant enters second season with a new look

He’s much bigger now, but second-year Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant hopes he will also be much better.

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 Beaver Falls native and former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath

Six Hall of Fame local quarterbacks feted in one place at ‘Gridiron Gold’

Six Hall of Fame Western Pa. quarterbacks were honored Saturday night, with Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Joe Namath and Joe Montana all there.

4 weeks ago

 Kelvin Beachum leads students at Quaker Valley Middle School doing sit-ups during a fitness challenge at the school.

Gene Collier: Much more to life than football for Steelers tackle Kelvin Beachum

Kelvin Beachum is a starter on the Steelers offensive line, but he might have even more potential off the football field.

4 weeks ago

 Steelers running back Dri Archer gets another opportunity to earn more playing time this upcoming season.

New season, new opportunity with Steelers for speedy Dri Archer

Last season, the Steelers running back failed to impress as a rookie, but the team believes Archer can have a breakthrough year.

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