What Will Pitt’s Newest Arena and Sports Performance Facility Look Like?

New renderings of the Victory Heights project have been released.
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The neighborhood around the Petersen Events Center at the University of Pittsburgh is going to look significantly different in a few years.

Plans are moving forward on the $240 million Victory Heights Arena & Sports Performance Center, which will likely host many of the sports and functions currently held in the Fitzgerald Field House. The 250,000-square-foot facility will be built adjacent to the Petersen Events Center.

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The University is expected to brief the Pittsburgh Planning Commission this week on its plans for the facility.

The Arena and Sports Performance Center will be part of Victory Heights, a development district of new athletic facilities along Pitt’s campus. In a press release from the original announcement in 2020, the university’s chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Victory Heights would represent the “dramatic reshaping of the environment for Pitt Athletics.”

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The vision for the area is to be “a hub for sports medicine, athletic training and strength and conditioning as well as a practice and competition venue for wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics and cheer/dance/mascot,” according to the Oakland Planning & Development Corporation’s website. Another prominent feature of the facility will be a 2,500-seat arena.

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