Consol Energy Center
is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and hosts the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University basketball. The arena is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold-certified arena in the NHL. The arena is named for CONSOL Energy, which purchased the naming rights in December 2008.
The Penguins have partnered with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, which includes 1,400 businesses, in order to find new technologies that were implemented into the arena’s design. On demand replays from touch-screens are available in luxury suites, while “Yinz Cam”—a system developed by Carnegie Mellon University students— allows fans to view instant replays from multiple angles on their cell phones.
The arena’s capacity is 18,087 for hockey (in honor of Sidney Crosby’s number 87), and 19,000 for basketball games. The venue holds between 14,500 to 19,750 for concerts, depending on configuration. The venue also includes 2,000 box seats and 66 suites, in honor of Mario Lemieux’s number 66. Ken Sawyer, Penguins’ chief executive officer, has asked that the interior be modeled after Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix.
Location: 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Opened: 2010 Capacity: Hockey – 18,087; Basketball – 19,100; Concerts – 14,526 (End Stage) 20,000 (Center Stage)
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General Venue Information
From the NORTH
Take 79S to 279S to 579S, follow signs to Mellon Arena (Veterans/Liberty Bridge), take 6th Avenue/Mellon Arena exit, turn left at light to CONSOL Energy Center.
From the SOUTH
Take 79N to Parkway toward Pittsburgh, through Ft. Pitt Tunnel, bear right (towards Monroeville) and take first exit on left (Grant Street) to 7th Avenue, turn right to CONSOL Energy Center.
From the EAST
Take 22W to 376W (Monroeville), through Squirrel Hill Tunnel, take Grant Street exit to 7th Avenue, turn right to CONSOL Energy Center.
From the WEST
Take Route 22E to Parkway (279E), through Ft. Pitt Tunnel, bear right (towards Monroeville) and take first exit on left (Grant Street) to 7th Avenue, turn right to CONSOL Energy Center.
Event parking rates differ for each CONSOL Energy Center event. Check your event’s information page on this website for specific parking rates. Parking is available in the CONSOL Energy Center lots (formerly the Mellon Arena lots).
Charter and school busses park for free on the street (follow directions of event staff).
Port Authority of Allegheny County provides public transportation services throughout a 775 square-mile area that includes Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and small portions of some neighboring counties.
Buses 81 A, B & C
Stop on Centre Avenue near CONSOL Energy Center.
(“T”) service connects three downtown underground stations with Station Square and the South Hills. Subway service within the Golden Triangle (Gateway Center, Wood Street and Steel Plaza) is free at all times.
Box Office Numbers
Box Office Hours
Tickets for CONSOL Energy Center events can be purchased at the Dick’s Sporting Goods box office located in the Trib Total Media Lobby.
Beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2011, the Box Office will be going to Summer Hours. The Box Office will now be open Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
The Box Office will be closed on Saturdays throughout the summer, and will only be open on Saturdays throughout the summer for various on sales and events. Hours for Saturdays that have an on sale will be 10am – 2pm.
Saturdays and Sundays that are event days will vary based on the event time but opening hours will always be 10am with the box office remaining open up through the start of the event.
Accessible seating is available on all seating levels of CONSOL Energy Center. Seating locations vary depending upon the event. When ordering accessible tickets, it is important to indicate what type of accessible seat you require, so that we can properly assist you.
Accessible parking is available in a number of lots near CONSOL Energy Center. These lots include the East Lot, North Lot, South Lot and West Lot. Designated spaces are available for vehicles displaying a current state-issued disability placard or license plate. These accessible spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis, so please plan accordingly. Additionally, accessible parking is available in the parking garage attached to CONSOL Energy Center with the following conditions:
- For Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games: Accessible parking in the garage is reserved for suite holders and loge box season ticket holders.
- For all other events: Accessible and general parking in the garage will vary from event to event, based upon availability. For specific event availability, please call 412-642-1800
CONSOL Energy Center is equipped with elevators and escalators that access all areas of the arena. Should you require special assistance in reaching your seat, please contact Guest Services in advance or see any Guest Services staff member during the event.
There are two (2) First Aid Stations located inside CONSOL Energy Center. One is located on the main concourse near section 104. The other is located on the upper concourse near section 232 (this location may not be open for certain events). These locations are staffed with trained emergency medical personnel during events. If you are in need of medical attention, please notify a CONSOL Energy Center employee for assistance.
Service animals that are specifically trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability are welcome in CONSOL Energy Center. All service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness and be under control of the guest with a disability or designee. The service animal must rest in the seating area with the individual and not in the aisle.
For most events, children under the age of two are not required to have a ticket. However, should you wish for your child to have their own seat, a ticket is required. Shows intended for a younger audience (i.e., Sesame Street Live, The Wiggles) require that children who have celebrated their first birthday have a ticket. Please check each event individually for age requirements.
Children under the age of 2 do not require a ticket to attend a Pittsburgh Penguins home game provided they sit on the lap of an adult throughout the game. Any child who has celebrated their 2nd birthday will need a ticket to enter the building.