Big advance for the USL Championship team, as a new Pittsburgh Riverhounds practice facility and academy home was unveiled in partnership with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Highmark Health.
The new AHN Montour Health + Sports Medicine Center is one of the largest sports complexes of its kind in the United States, as the 78-acre development includes multiple indoor and outdoor athletic fields conjoined with a 20,000-square-foot medical facility, serving as a destination for sports performance training and medical care.
The new campus will be utilized as the Riverhounds practice facility and home base for the Riverhounds Development Academy, which annually trains more than 5,000 athletes ranging from 4-18 years old. Developed in collaboration with the Riverhounds, the AHN Montour Health + Sports Medicine Center currently features three turfed, FIFA regulation-sized soccer and multi-purpose fields, including one full-size indoor field for year-round use. Seven additional outdoor fields are under construction with completion expected in 2023. The new facility is expected to open to patients on Monday, Nov. 7.
The facility’s Sports Science Lab — a first of its kind in the region — features advanced technology used to identify restrictions or areas of weakness within an athlete’s body by capturing in-depth metrics and analytics. Trainers will use this information to aid them in building out an athlete’s strength training template and progression plan.