Located high atop the Bluff in the center of the Duquesne University campus, Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field is one of the most unique facilities in the nation. Bordered by Academic Walk on one side and Mellon Hall of Science and the recently dedicated Keller Fieldhouse on either end, Rooney Field offers scenic views of downtown Pittsburgh, the Monongahela River and Pittsburgh's historic South Side.
Bolstered by a two-phase, $4 million renovation completed in 2011, the lighted, Sportexe turf-covered facility celebrates its 19th full-season anniversary in 2013.
Directions to Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field
Pittsburgh International Airport is located 17 miles (approx. 30 min.) west of Downtown Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. Allow more time if traveling during morning or evening rush hour.
From the Airport - WEST
Take route 60 South from the airport exit. Follow signs for Pittsburgh. Route 60 merges into I-279. Follow I-279 to Downtown Pittsburgh. You will enter the Downtown area through the Fort Pitt Tunnel/Fort Pitt Bridge. Stay in the right lane through the tunnel and over the bridge. Veer right at the end of the bridge and follow signs for Exit #6A [Monroeville/ I-376). Merge into the left lane and take Exit #1C [Grant Street]. Follow Grant Street to Forbes Avenue and turn right. Follow Forbes Avenue (0.2 miles) to the Forbes Avenue parking garage (on right). Take elevator to eighth floor. There is a map located outside of the elevator that will direct you to Rooney Field.
From the NORTH
Take I-79 South and veer left to Exit #72 [I-279 South]. Follow I-279 to Exit #8A [I-579] on right. Take the Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Allegheny River to the 6th and 7th Avenue Exit. Follow signs to Mellon Arena. At the traffic light when you are facing Mellon Arena, make a right onto Washington Place. To get to the Forbes Avenue parking garage, make a left at the third light onto Forbes Avenue. The Forbes Avenue parking garage is located on the right-hand side of the street (just past the McAnulty Drive entrance to Duquesne). Take elevator to eighth floor. There is a map located outside of the elevator that will direct you to Rooney Field.
From the SOUTH
Take I-79 North to Exit #59A [Pittsburgh] to I-279 North, continue to the city as described above (from the airport). If you are coming from Route 51 or Route 19, head north until you reach the entrance of the Liberty Tunnels (downtown Pittsburgh). Go through the tunnel and cross the Liberty Bridge in the right lane. Follow bridge to the light at Forbes Avenue. Make a right at the light, pass the Armstrong Tunnels (on right) and the McAnulty Drive entrance to campus. Make a right into the Forbes Avenue parking garage. Take elevator to eighth floor. There is a map located outside of the elevator that will direct you to Rooney Field.
From the EAST
Exit the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Monroeville (Pittsburgh Exit #57) and follow I-376 West to Exit #2B [Blvd. of the Allies/ Liberty Bridge]. Stay in right lane, The road will split into a "Y", keep right. This takes you onto the campus of Duquesne University. On football game days, you must make a right on Stevenson Street, cross Forbes Avenue and make a left on Fifth Av- enue. Proceed to Washington Place and make a left (the McAnulty Drive entrance to campus will be directly in front of you. The Forbes Avenue parking garage is lo- cated on the right-hand side of the street (just past the McAnulty entrance to Duquesne). Take elevator to eighth floor. There is a map located outside of the el- evator that will direct you to Rooney Field.