Home of the Gateway Gators
Originally constructed in about 1958, currently seats approximately 5,000 in the bleacher & reserved seats, with a additional end-zone and standing room capacity of about 5,000, for a total capacity of approximately 10,000. In 2003 the stadium underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that included installation of new "Astroplay" field turf and a new multi-level pressbox with interior seating for 100. On August 27, 2004, the stadium was named for former long-time coach Walter "Pete" Antimarino.
The Astroplay field turf is made of fibrillated polyethylene fibers which gives it a grass-like appearance. The turf has a 100% rubber infill which provides a safer playing surface. The manufacturer of Astroplay says that the difference between AstroPlay and the old-style carpet at Three Rivers Stadium, is astronomical. "The old carpet did not have a great torque release - when the heel would lock into it, it wouldn't release and that created all the ankle and knee injuries you heard about," he said. "This surface has a great torque release just like with natural grass, which greatly minimizes lower leg injuries." "Also, while the old carpet was known for turf burn, the burn on this is minimized, almost non-existent, really. It is very player-friendly. Anyone who plays on it or walks on it will think they're on natural grass." The turf comes with a 10-year warranty, but should last from 12-14 years.