Office of Mayor William Peduto
Sports and Exhibition Authority (SEA)


The SEA is the successor to the Public Auditorium Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The name was changed in November 1999 as the SEA began working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County to implement the Regional Destination Financing Plan (RDFP). The RDFP supported the construction of PNC Park, Heinz Field, and the expansion of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, as well as the infrastructure improvements associated with these projects. SEA-owned facilities include Mellon Arena, PNC Park, Heinz Field, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, North Shore Riverfront Park, and the North Shore Parking Garage. The SEA consists of seven members, three of whom are appointed by the City and three by the County. The seventh member is appointed by the City and County jointly.

Governing Documents

PA Sports and Exhibition Authority Act (16 P.S. Section 5501A et seq.)
By-laws of the SEA

Appointment Guidelines

  • 7 members
    • 3 appointed by the Mayor of Pittsburgh
    • 3 appointed by County Chief Executive
    • 1 joint Mayor/County Exec appointment


  • Jim Ellenbogen (County)
    Term Expires 12/31/2014
  • Sen. Wayne Fontana (County)
    Term Expires 12/31/2015
  • Dan Gilman (City)
    Term Expires 12/31/2015
  • Jill Weimer (City)
    Term Expires 12/31/2015
  • Reverend John Welch (City)
    Term Expires 12/31/2015
  • Sala Udin (County)
    Term Expires 12/31/2014
  • VACANT (Joint City-County)

Residency Requirements

Must be a resident of Allegheny County.


None, except "necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the discharge of … duties."


Meeting Schedule

Contact Information

171 10th St., 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-393-0200, Fax: 412-393-7105, Email: 



The Office of Mayor William Peduto
512 City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-255-2626

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