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Sources: Riverhounds Hope For New Stadium Near Station Square

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- For years, the amphitheater beside Station Square has been Pittsburgh's spot for outdoor rock shows and rib fests.

But odds are good that in the not too distant future, it will become home to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer team, a permanent new stadium on the banks of the Monongahela River in Station Square.

Sources close to the situation say the soccer team is in serious talks with Forest City, the owners of Station Square, about acquiring the amphitheater site for a stadium.

Forest City, based in Cleveland, declined to return phone calls, but those same sources say the Riverhounds have already commissioned design plans.

In a phone interview, Riverhounds CEO Jason Kutney confirmed little of that.

"We are certainly trying to secure land for a permanent, outdoor stadium for the Riverhounds. We'll be in touch in the future if there are any developments in that regard."

The amphitheater still has a lease on the site, but it now has stiff competition across the river at Stage AE on the North Shore which is now vying for the same acts and customers.

It's not clear how strong that lease is, but indications are the Riverhounds would like to move on the site as soon as this fall.

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