PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – What officials are calling a state of the art soccer training and sports medicine facility will be built on 78 acres in Coraopolis. Highmark, Allegheny Health Network, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds unveiled plans for the $16 million complex.
“It’s going to be a world class facility,” said Riverhounds owner Tuffy Shallenberger. “Something that young athletes have, not only field space to train but injury prevention.”
The AHN Montour Health and Sports Medicine Center will have ten soccer fields including one regulation size indoor facility. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds will have offices and train there. There will be space for youth teams and tournaments featuring teams from all over the country. AHN will have 20,000 square feet for clinical programs including orthopedics, sports medicine, diagnostic care, pediatrics and walk-in primary care.
AHN’s Orthopedic Chair Dr. Patrick DeMeo says, “It helps bridge that gap to get people ready for competition, so we’ll have sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons as well as sports performance.”
Shallenberger hopes to start construction by August and have a ribbon cutting by the middle of next year.