|Three Rivers Stadium Under Construction
||In this shaky clip taken aboard
the Goodyear Blimp, Beal points his camera towards Three Rivers Stadium
during its construction at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela
Rivers. The shot also captures the U.S. Steel Building and the dismantling
of the Point Bridge. Upon opening on July 16 1970, the stadium became
home to the Pirates and Steelers, and provided a space for events ranging
from Billy Graham revivals to monster truck shows. Like many other stadiums
of its day, Three Rivers Stadium was a multisport stadium (also referred
to as “cookie-cutter” stadium) with a symmetrical shape
and an artificial surface. While playing at the stadium, the Steelers enjoyed four championship seasons and the Pirates had two seasons leading to World Series titles. Roberto Clemente's 3000th hit and Franco Harris's "Immaculate Reception" also took place in the stadium.
Three Rivers Stadium was imploded on February 11th, 2001.
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