PPG Paints Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that serves as home to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL), and was the home of the Arena Football League’s (AFL) Pittsburgh Power from 2011 to 2014.
Construction was completed on August 1, 2010, and the arena opened in time for the 2010–11 NHL season. It replaced the Penguins’ former arena, Civic Arena (formerly known as Mellon Arena), which was completed in 1961. A ceremonial ground-breaking was held on August 14, 2008. The arena is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold-certified arena in both the NHL and AFL. As soon as the arena opened in 2010 it was lauded as one of the best arenas in the world, winning both “Best New Major Concert Venue” in the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards and “Best NHL Arena” in the Sports Business Journal reader poll. The arena was originally named Consol Energy Center after Consol Energy purchased the naming rights in December 2008; in October 2016, the building was renamed after PPG Industries took over the naming rights.
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