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   The Pete:  October 24, 2002

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The Pitt Panthers have moved into their new home for basketball:  the Petersen Events Center on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Four weeks before the first scheduled broadcast, I joined ESPN Regional Television's Jeff Montoni and some of my local colleagues in a tour of the facility.  Other TV broadcast technicians may be interested in what we found, so here are the photos.

For half a century, Pitt basketball was played at Fitzgerald Field House, shown in red on the map below.  The OC parking lot and garage, above Fitzgerald on the north side of the street, is where TV crews have been parking.  It's suggested that we continue to park our cars up there.

The TV production truck will now park in a loading dock (the large green L) off Sutherland Drive on the west side of the Petersen Center, which occupies the former Pitt Stadium site (the large ellipse).