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PPG Paints Arena


Location Overview
As a leading entertainment venue, PPG Paints Arena is the regional epicenter for athletic events, concerts, and family shows in Western Pennsylvania. Annually, PPG Paints Arena is ranked in the top 20 for concert venues in the country. Hosting more than 150 events and 1.6 million guests per year, PPG Paints Arena’s state-of-the-art design attracts national collegiate tournaments, concerts, family shows, sporting events and is home to the five time Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.


Location Highlights
  • Opened as the only LEED Gold Certified NHL Arena and also the only sports facility in North America to open with a LEED Gold Certification
  • Secured multiple appearances by Paul McCartney, Eric Church, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles,
  • Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Garth Brooks, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Justin Beiber, Cher and many more.
  • Top Five Attended Concerts include Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Billy Joel and Garth Brooks
  • March 2019 – We hosted 28 events in over 350,000 guests in a one-month period.
  • Hosted the following national events:
  • 2012, 2015 and 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball 1st and 2nd rounds
  • 2012 NHL Draft, 2013 NCAA Frozen Four
  • 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships
  • 2016 Stanley Cup Final
  • 2017 Stanley Cup Final
  • 2017 A10 Men’s Basketball Conference Tournament Championship
  • 2019 NCAA Men’s Division I Wrestling Championships
  • Hosting the following upcoming events:
  • 2019 NCAA Women’s Division I Volleyball Championship
  • 2021 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four
  • 2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball 1st and 2nd rounds.


Location Detail Information

Opening Date

  • August 18, 2010 (as CONSOL Energy Center)

Length of Service

  • 9 years

Facility Owner

  • Sports and Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Major Tenants

  • Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

Seating Capacity

  • Hockey – 18,387
  • End Stage Concert: 14,536
  • Concert in the Round: 19,758

Facility Manager

  • ASM Global


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