PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A section of Three Rivers Stadium above the broadcasting booths will be vacant this week while a deteriorated expansion joint is repaired.

A small gap opened Saturday in the concrete at the site of the rubberized joint in Section 437, a fourth-level section of seats. The joint was part of the 18-year-old stadium's original construction.

``There is no jeopardy to fans. Nothing is falling. This isn't a Yankee Stadium situation,'' said stadium general manager Jimmy Sacco.

Last week, a 500-pound joint fell into seats while Yankee Stadium was empty.

Repairs will start Friday when the Pirates go on the road, Sacco said. The joint should be repaired and the section reopened when the Pirates play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 30.