Consol Energy Center

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Consol Energy Center
PensArena.jpg
Location 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219[1]
Coordinates 40°26′22″N 79°59′21″W / 40.43944°N 79.98917°W / 40.43944; -79.98917Coordinates: 40°26′22″N 79°59′21″W / 40.43944°N 79.98917°W / 40.43944; -79.98917
Broke ground August 14, 2008[2]
Built August 2008 – August 2010
Opened August 18, 2010
Owner Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
Operator Anschutz Entertainment Group
Surface Multi-surface (ice)
Scoreboard 15x25 Mitsubishi "Black-Packaged LED"
Construction cost C$321 million[3]
Architect Populous
Astorino
Architectural Innovations
Fukui Architects
Lami Grubb
Project Manager ICON Venue Group[4]
Structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti/Raudenbush
Services engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.
General Contractor Hunt Construction Group[5]
Capacity 18,387 (Ice hockey)
19,100 (Basketball)
16,280 (Arena Football)
14,536 (End stage)
19,758 (Center stage)[6]
Field dimensions 720,000 square feet (67,000 m2)
Tenants
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) (2010–present)
Pittsburgh Power (AFL) (2011–present)

The Consol Energy Center is a sports arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The arena opened on August 18, 2010, and is the current home to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League (AFL).

Consol Energy currently own the naming rights for the arena.[7] The first Penguins game played in the arena was on October 7, 2010 in a 3–2 loss against their rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers.[8]

The arena hosted the Frozen Four in 2013. The first event that happened in the arena was a concert by Paul McCartney.[9] The arena hosted the WWE's Royal Rumble on January 26, 2014.[10]

The inside of Consol Energy Center, before the 1st Pittsburgh Penguins playoff game of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs

References[change | change source]

  1. "Directions & Parking". Consol Energy Center. http://www.consolenergycenter.com/plan_your_visit/directions_parking. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  2. "2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins Media Guide". Pittsburgh Penguins. http://penguins.nhl.com/v2/ext/pdf/1314_PENS_RegSeaMediaGuide-DOWNLOAD.pdf. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  3. "Pittsburgh Pursues Plan to Demolish ‘the Igloo’". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/realestate/commercial/09civic.html?_r=0. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  4. "Consol Energy Center". ICON Venue Group. http://iconvenue.com/portfolio/consol-energy-center. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  5. "Consol Energy Center". Hunt Construction Group. http://huntconstructiongroup.com/projects/arenas/consol-energy-center/. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  6. "FAQs - What is the seating capacity of Consol Energy Center?". Consol Energy Center. http://www.consolenergycenter.com/consol_energy_center/faqs. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  7. "Pens Assign Naming Rights to Arena". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_603095.html?source=rss&feed=12. Retrieved 2013-12-3.
  8. "Penguins open up Consol Energy Center vs. Flyers". Pittsburgh Penguins. http://penguins.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/preview?id=2010020002. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  9. "McCartney to Open Consol Energy Center". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/music/s_684270.html#axzz2mS5hiNl5. Retrieved 2013-12-3.
  10. "WWE Royal Rumble". Consol Energy Center. http://www.consolenergycenter.com/events/detail/wwe-royal-rumble. Retrieved 2013-12-3.

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