Wings to help open new Pens' arena
The Penguins’ new home, CONSOL Energy Center, will first host seven concerts in August and September, including a pair of soldout dates by legendary musician and former Beatle Paul McCartney on August 18-19.
The Red Wings will play a part in the arena's first sporting event when they play the Penguins on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. EDT.
The Pens announced their 2010-11 pre-season scheduled on Wednesday.
Perhaps a strange coincidence is the odd number of the seating capacity for the new CONSOL Energy Center, which is posted on the arena’s website as 18,087. Pens captain Sidney Crosby wears No. 87.
Either way, the Penguins have added 1,147 seats over capacity of their old home, Mellon Arena, which used to seat 16,940 fans.
The Red Wings will host the Pens in a pre-season game on Oct. 3 at Joe Louis Arena.
2010-11 PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
22 Wed. At Pittsburgh CONSOL Energy Center 7 p.m. EDT
24 Fri. CHICAGO Joe Louis Arena 7 p.m. EDT
25 Sat. At Chicago United Center TBD
26 Sun. NY RANGERS Joe Louis Arena 5 p.m. EDT
29 Wed. At NY Rangers Madison Square Garden 7 p.m. EDT
1 Fri. TORONTO Joe Louis Arena 7 p.m. EDT
2 Sat. At Toronto Air Canada Centre 7 p.m. EDT
3 Sun. PITTSBURGH Joe Louis Arena 5 p.m. EDT
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