EQT Three Rivers Regatta, a more than 40-year affair, cancelled days before event

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PITTSBURGH (AP)—A regatta that has been a tradition in the city of Pittsburgh for more than four decades has been canceled days before its scheduled opening.

Attorney Charles Scholz told reporters July 30 that The EQT Three Rivers Regatta promoter LionHeart Event Group hadn’t secured proper permits or paid vendors, including the state for use of Point State Park and police.

Scholz said the regatta board had no choice but to withdrew its permit application. Officials said investigations had begun and legal remedies would be pursued with an eye to bringing the regatta back next year.

The regatta, a summer tradition since 1978, features powerboat races, an “Anything that Floats” race, and various water stunts and concerts.

LionHeart president Derek Weber didn’t immediately return a call and email seeking comment.

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