"The Consol Energy Center" Pennsylvania Sports & Outdoors Tip by traveldave

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Home of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins and the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power, the Consol Energy Center opened in 2010 to replace the antiquated Mellon Arena, which had been the oldest arena in the National Hockey League. The new state-of-the-art arena was praised right away. Many consider it to be the best venue in the National Hockey League, and it was named "Best New Major Concert Venue" by Pollstar magazine.

The arena was designed by the architectural firm of Populous, and was constructed between 2008 and 2010. More than a dozen dilapidated buildings were demolished to make way for the Consol Energy Arena. Its seating capacity is 18,087 for hockey, 19,000 for football and basketball, and from 14,536 to 19,758 for concerts, depending upon the layout.

In addition to hosting professional hockey and indoor football games, the Consol Energy Center is also home to the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University basketball teams. It has also hosted NCAA men's hockey championship games, as well as major concerts and other large-scale events.

Directions: The Consol Energy Center is located at 1001 Fifth Avenue, east of downtown Pittsburgh.
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  • Updated Jul 19, 2012
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