WOODLAND HILLS High School
2017 FOOTBALL MEDIA INFORMATION
Athletic Director
Ronald Coursey -  Phone: 412- 244-1100 Ex 5141  -  Email: courro@whsd.net

       2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA  15221            Main Office 412-244-1100      Fax 412-242-2344
Athletic Office Phone 412-256-3396            Athletic Office Fax #412-244-1141
School Phone  412-244-1100 ext. 5141
Official Athletic Department Home page  -- Football Boosters Association

Woodland Hills Football Network
Game News and Videos
Produced by Lee Schaeffer III - Team Videographer 

Cable Times & Channels

RADIO
MSA Sports Network  --  Listen to the games live on the Internet.
Pre-game Show with Adam Gusky begins about 1/2 hour before the kickoff.
Highlights and Games are also on YouTube

Press Box Facilities

2017 VARSITY FOOTBALL

DAY   

DATE   

OPPONENT   

H/A

START

SAT.   

AUG. 19 

BUTLER (SCRIMMAGE)   

A

10:00 am

FRI.   

AUG. 22 

GATEWAY   

H

7:00

FRI.   

SEP.  01

BALDWIN*   

A

7:00

FRI.   

SEP. 08

FOX CHAPEL*   

H

7:00

FRI.   

SEP.  15 

PENN TRAFFORD   

H

7:30

FRI.   

SEP. 22  

CHARTIERS VALLEY*   

A

7:00

FRI..   

SEP. 29  

HAMPTON*   

A

7:00

FRI.   

OCT. 03 

NORTH HILLS*   
 (HOMECOMING) 

H

7:30

FRI.   

OCT. 13 

MOON*   
SENIOR RECOGNITION)

H

7:00

FRI.   

OCT. 20

WEST ALLEGHENY*   

A

 7:00

FRI.   

OCT. 27 

UPPER ST. CLAIR*      

A

7:00

FRI.   

NOV. 03 

WPIAL PLAYOFFS   

TBA 

TBA

* DENOTES SECTION II GAMES

ALL HOME GAMES ARE PLAYED AT THE WOLVARENA 
LYNN AVE, TURTLE CREEK, PA 15145
 
Yahoo Map  Google Maps

 

Football Games On Community Access Television.
(When everything works!)

Friday Game Day Coverage

Verizon FiOS Channel 37 
in WHSD, Penn Hills & Monroeville

Home games
replay after the game  

 Comcast Cable Channel 13      *Comcast Monroeville System 
 Churchill - Braddock Hills - East Pittsburgh - Turtle Creek - Wilkins

 Comcast Cable  98     **Comcast East Hills System 
Braddock - North Braddock - Chalfont - Edgewood - Forest Hills - Rankin - Swissvale   

Away games: Late night Friday replays:
     (When we get back from the games.)    
Home & Away Replays:
      Channel 13 on Comcast Monroeville System
     Saturdays Noon-3pm & 7pm-2am
       Sundays    Noon-7pm   
      Tuesdays   2:30pm-2am
      Thursdays 7:00pm-2am
      Fridays     2:30pm-2am
 
      Channel 98 on Comcast East Hills System


Streaming Video 

The games should be available world-wide on streaming video.   
(If everything works)   
Away games will be available if there is Internet access in their press box.  
Links to the streaming site will be posted at: 
 
Woodland Hills Football Network

 

The Wolvarena
Turtle Creek, PA


Google Earth View
There is no track - The synthetic playing surface runs to the bottom of the stands.
First row of seats are 6' above the field.
Concession Stand and Parking are at right side.
Parking for only 95 cars + 5 handicapped - come early for a spot!


USA Today List of Top 10 Stadiums in US

 #8 ESPN's Top Stadiums

 The stadium's name was derived by our first TV announcers from the school's nickname, the Wolverines. 
Fans start arriving approximately 2 hours before the 7 p.m. kickoff on Fridays.
Most fans enter the stadium at ground level, then climb 80 steps to the top. 

MaxPreps
10  football stadiums to see before you die
Wolvarena rated #10

Home of Woodland Hills High School (Pittsburgh), the Wolvarena also known as The Turtle Creek Stadium. It was built in 1942 and seats 12,500. In recent years it has received an $8 million facelift, which included artificial turf, a paved parking lot, new bleachers, vesting locker rooms and restrooms.

Due to a rabid fan base, the stadium was voted "most intimidating stadium in Pennsylvania," in large part because the seats are less than 10 yards from the sidelines.

Among famous alumni who have played at the stadium is Leon Hart, who won the 1949 Heisman Trophy at the University of Notre Dame. He played for Turtle Creek, which now is part of the Woodland Hills consolidation.

Available at the concession stand are such items as stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and
sauerkraut

Stadium

High Side Bleachers

  • WHHS Fans and Band

  • 250' Wide - Top row 50' above field level

  • 40 rows of seats - 90 steps to top  12.5" Rise / 23" Run

  • Concrete on hillside

  • Two story press box for WHHS home team spotters.

  • 60' Light polls beside bleachers - 50 yard line is dark.

  • Concession Stand at top of stands.

  • Gate from the road at the top of stands with 70 steps to top of the stands.


View of score board end from top of high side stands.

 


Concession Stand

Snack Bar and Restrooms
Visiting Team's Locker Rooms at left

 

Low Side Bleachers

  • Home team locker rooms and offices under low stands

  • Visitor Seating on low stands

  • 200' Wide / 50' Deep 

  • Top row 25' above field level

  • 20 rows of seats 12.5" Rise / 23" Run

  • Light pools behind stands.

  • Two story wood press box 

  •   Location of PA announcer.

    PA system: 4 University Speakers located beside the scoreboard.

        PA system has a wireless microphone for the officials.


Press Box

                         Two level Press Box 
Bottom level:
      PA Announcer
      Scoreboard Operators
      TV Broadcasters
      Home and Visitor Radio and TV Announcers
      Visiting Spotters have their own room.
      Back row of seating for print media
 Wireless/Wired Internet Access available for the media.

Top Level:
        Home and visitors TV production

        TV Production Window Allocations:
           WHHS  Coach's Camera
           WHHS  Replay camera
           Visiting Teams Coach's Camera
           Visiting TV Production Camera
           Left and Right locations on roof for larger cameras

Our field is so close to the field that the cameras must pan almost 180 deg.  Most tripods will not straddle the window ledge so we have installed posts with professional fluid pan heads for the two visitor cameras.

We have installed audio and video lines from the visitor's camera locations to the lower box for the visiting announcers.  Visiting schools are welcome to "borrow" our video or audio feed.

Professional production companies can park their truck and generator behind the low stands and run their cables up to the press box.  Field cables should be run around the left side of the stands.  
A 220V power tap can be arranged for by contacting the
Buildings and Grounds Department - 412-731-1300 ext. 0191
Space is reserved to park satellite uplink trucks on the right side of the stands.

We assume there will be a videographer from the visiting team.  All others should call  412-256-3396  in advance to let us know you are coming.   Also, ask the Athletic Department to reserve a parking place for you.             

Field Topography

The stadium sits in a narrow valley which tends to flood periodically.
There is a road behind the high side bleachers with a gate and 75 steps down to the top of the high stands.
The prevailing winds are normally from the left to right in the direction of the scoreboard.
The new field has been offset to the right of the press box by 5 yards.

 #8 ESPN's Top Stadiums


Ceramic Plaque made by WHHS art students inside the Great Hall at Heinz Field

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1944s DuMont Image Orthacon Camera
This page maintained by Lee Schaeffer

1966  Churchill HS:  I began recording games on 16mm film using a KODAK Cine 100 16mm camera and an Angenieux  zoom lens.
1968:  TV recording began using B&W camera and a second hand Panasonic NV-8000 tape recorder. 
1978:  Wired stadium to TV studio control room

 1986: WHHS was created and was the first team in WPIAL to replace film with VHS video tape using a Panasonic WV-3180 Color Camera (above).
Voted best game DVDs in the league by the WPIAL Officials
2012: We began recording games in High Definition with Canon XA-10 camera.

See:   http://www.schaeffersite.com/radiotv/tvt.html for complete history