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Steelers threatening lawsuit over stadium seats

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have filed notice they'll sue the city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority over stalled plans to add 3,000 seats to the team's 11-year-old stadium., Heinz Field.

The Steelers contend their lease requires the authority to pay about two-thirds of the $38 million the team expects it will cost to add the end zone seats and a new video scoreboard those fans can see.

The team thought the authority could raise its share through a $1 ticket surcharge and an extra $2-$3 parking fee - but Alco Parking Co., which operates the stadium lots - has balked at that.

Authority spokeswoman Mary Conturo says the agency continues to negotiate with the Steelers. But the team says it may need a court order to enforce the lease.

The stadium now has 65,050 seats.

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