Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has filed a preliminary land development application for a new, larger headquarters on Pittsburgh International Airport property. According to Calkins Media, plans call for an expanded, million-square-foot facility in the North Field development adjacent to Pittsburgh International. Dick's current headquarters in the same area is 200,000 square feet.

Findlay Manager Gary Klingman told Calkins Media that plans include a 116-acre campus including a corporate aircraft maintenance hangar, positioned along the north runway. The hangar would be owned by the Allegheny County Airport Authority.

Jeff Hennion, Dick's senior vice president and chief marketing officer, told the Pennsylvania news service that Dick's has been leasing two floors of additional office space in RIDC Park West in the Oncology Nursing Building. The extra space is needed because of the company's rapid growth and success since the construction of its current headquarters. “We've just outgrown our current building,” Hennion said.

Pittsburgh papers in September had first disclosed that Dick's was seeking larger hearquarters near the airport due to its rapid expansion. Dick's built its current $9 million, four-story headquarters in Findlay Township in only 2003. It originally relocated to Pittsburgh from Binghamton, N.Y., in 1994.