PPG Paints Arena

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PPG Paints Arena
The PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh (March 2017)
The PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh (March 2017)
Earlier names

Consol Energy Center (2010-2016)

place 1001 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15219
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 40 ° 26 '22 "  N , 79 ° 59' 21"  W Coordinates: 40 ° 26 '22 "  N , 79 ° 59' 21"  W
owner City of Pittsburgh
operator Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)
start of building August 14, 2008
opening August 18, 2010
surface Parquet
ice surface
costs 321 million US dollars
architect HOK Sports
PJ Dick / Hunt
capacity 18,087 places (ice hockey)

The PPG Paints Arena is a multi-purpose arena in the US city ​​of Pittsburgh in the state of Pennsylvania . It has been available to the Pittsburgh Penguins' ice hockey franchise since it opened in August 2010 and to the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League (AFL) from 2011 to 2014 . From its construction in 2010 to October 2016, the arena was called Consol Energy Center .

With the construction of the new multifunctional hall, which became the successor to the Mellon Arena , the owners were able to prevent the penguins from moving to another city for at least 30 years.


Interior of the PPG Paints Arena with ice rink

The planning for the Consol Energy Center began a few years before the groundbreaking. In March 2007, the city and the owners agreed on the financing of the new hall, which should be particularly environmentally friendly. Construction began on August 14, 2008, and the new multifunctional hall is in close proximity to the Mellon Arena. In December of that year, the Penguins announced that they had committed the coal company Consol Energy Inc. as namesake for the next 21 years.

In October 2016, however, it became known that PPG Paints had taken over the naming rights with immediate effect, so that the Consol Energy Center is now called PPG Paints Arena.

Web links

Commons : PPG Paints Arena  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Official website of the new hall (English)
  2. Pittsburgh Post Gazette of March 13, 2007 on the whereabouts of the penguins
  3. Pittsburgh Tribune Review of 15 August 2008 (English) ( Memento of the original June 19, 2009 at the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link is automatically inserted and not yet tested. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.pittsburghlive.com
  4. Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 22, 2009 (English)
  5. CONSOL Energy Acquires Naming Rights to New Pittsburgh Arena , penguins.nhl.com, December 15, 2008 (English)