Rich Engler’s New Venue

Pittsburgh is getting a new outdoor venue thanks to promoter Rich Engler.  

Photo: Rich Engler
Rich Engler, his team and Kansas backstage Aug. 17. L-R: The band’s Billy Greer, marketer Ed Traversari, the band’s Dave Hope, Engler, the band’s David Ragsdale, Rich Williams, Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren, and Phil Ehart, and Bud Carr.

Engler, one half of the former DiCesare-Engler Productions that was acquired by Clear Channel Entertainment – now Live Nation – in 2004, stepped back into the concert business in 2013 and will now have a place to host his shows.

The new venue will be located at Highmark Stadium at Station Square, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, which is where DiCesare-Engler formerly operated the Melody and I.C. Light Amphitheater.

Engler told the paper the venue will fill a niche in the city and be able to accommodate different sized shows.

“What’s great about this is that it’s convertible,” he said. “It goes from 3,500 to 9,000. There is no 9,000-seat facility in our city. The view is second to none.”

The debut show on the books will be Steve Miller with former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on June 14.