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


  • Mike Dunleavy (City/County)
    Term expires 12/31/2014
  • Jim Ellenbogen (County)
    Term expires 12/31/2014
  • Sen. Wayne Fontana (County)
    Term expires 12/31/2015
  • Darlene Harris (City)
    Term expires 12/31/2015
  • Paul McKrell (City)
    Term expires 12/31/2015
  • Anthony Ross (City)
    Term expires 12/31/2015
  • Sala Udin (County)
    Term expires 12/31/2014

Residency Requirements

Must be a resident of Allegheny County.


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


Contact Information

412-393-0200 (for general SEA information)


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

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