Joe Simon moves to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, which is entering its 19th NFL season. (Getty Images) Former Clemson associate AD oversaw multiple projects at school Jimmie Sacco has a new No. 2. The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired Joe Simon as director of facility operations at Heinz Field. Simon replaces Brian Opacic, who retired after 19 years, said Sacco, the NFL team’s vice president of stadium operations and management. Simon, 43, comes from Clemson University, where he was associate athletic director for facilities management over the past five years. During that time, Simon oversaw rapid growth in facility development, including construction of a $55 million football practice facility and the $64 million renovation of Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson’s basketball arena. During Simon’s tenure, the Atlantic Coast Conference school also completed multiple upgrades of less than $1 million tied to nonrevenue sports such as a new baseball clubhouse and renovations to the […]
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