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Consol Energy Center to feature HD Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision™ Super-System

From Business Wire:

When the Consol Energy Center, new home of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, opens for the 2010 NHL season, it will feature one of the most advanced and sophisticated video display super-systems ever produced for the arena market.

Created by Mitsubishi Electric’s Diamond Vision Systems, the fully integrated scoring and video display installation will include more than 15 LED displays and feature four high-definition, center-hung video displays that use Mitsubishi Electric’s high-contrast 6mm black package LED technology.  “From day one, our goal has been to include state-of-the-art technology in Consol Energy Center,” said Travis Williams, senior vice president, business affairs and general counsel for the Pittsburgh Penguins. “When it came time to make our decision on the center-hung scoreboard and other video display products for the new arena, the clear choice was Diamond Vision. Mitsubishi Electric is the industry leader and we are excited about the opportunity to present these cutting-edge products to our fans.”

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Concrete pour for Penguins’ Consol Energy Center in progress

Courtesy of PensTV’s Katie O’Malley:

The concrete for the floor of the Consol Energy Center is being poured today.  NHL Facilities Manager Dan Craig is on hand to oversee it.

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Penguins’ new arena on pace for Aug. 1st completion

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Penguins’ new home, the Consol Energy Center, is on pace to open on or before it’s Aug. 1, 2010 scheduled date.

In fact, the lead architects indicate that it could well open before that time, stating “they’re flying over there”.

Interestingly, they also state that there are no plans for a marquee, such as one that is located outside Mellon Arena across the street.  However, there have been several hints during various press conferences that there will be a statue of Penguins’ Hall of Fame player, owner and team savior Mario Lemieux installed at the CEC.

To check out the progress of the arena, feel free to check out the Penguins’ webcam.

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Penguins’ Consol Energy Center construction update

From the Penguins’ Katie O’Malley;

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Pens’ new arena construction turns one year old, final beam in place today

One year down, one year to go.

Friday marks the one year anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Penguins’ new arena, the Consol Energy Center.  In what may be fortunate timing, or perhaps deliberate, today is the day that the final steel beam will be placed atop the CEC.

All projections still indicate that the CEC will be ready in time for the start of the Pens’ 2010-2011 season.  It’s believed that the Pens would like to host an event or two, perhaps concerts, at the arena to work out any bugs before the Pens start their season.

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Luxury Boxes Sold Out At Pens’ new Consol Energy Center

From Pittsburgh’s KDKA:

The opening of the Consol Energy Center is still a year away, but the Penguins confirm they’ve sold out all 63 luxury boxes.  Despite a weak national economy, local corporations and firms have snatched them all up.

“I think we’re priced right for the market. We’re from Pittsburgh we know what the market bears,” Penguins President David Morehouse said.  With prices at between $100,000 and $150,000 a piece, the sales will go a long way to sustaining a championship-caliber hockey team in Pittsburgh.

“What it allows us to do is compete at the highest level,” Morehouse said.

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Latest video of Penguins’ new arena construction

The NHL put together a video yesterday on the construction of the Consol Energy Center, being built right across the street from the Igloo in dahntahn Pittsburgh.  The arena will be ready for the start of the 2010-2011 NHL season.

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Penguins say “no” to personal seat licenses in new arena

The Penguins continue to keep its fanbase content by announcing that they would not sell personal seat licenses at the new Consol Energy Center when it opens in time for the start of the 2010-2011 NHL season.

Only two NHL franchises, Columbus and Toronto, charge PSL’s anyway, but in light of today’s economy, keeping the costs down for its season ticket holders is obviously one of the biggest priorities.

Penguins president David Morehouse said it plainly, “Mario (Lemieux) and Ron (Burkle) just decided they didn’t want to do it. They just said no,” Mr. Morehouse said.

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Penguins officially name new arena “Consol Energy Center”

From the Penguins:

PITTSBURGH – December 15, 2008 – CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) and the Pittsburgh Penguins announced today a 21-year deal for naming rights to the new Pittsburgh multi-purpose arena.

Consol Energy Center will be home to the Pittsburgh Penguins and is scheduled to open in time for the 2010-11 National Hockey League season. The facility will also serve as a centerpiece for year-round entertainment in the region, including world-class concerts, family shows and a wide variety of other events.

A fly-through of the Consol Energy Center can be found here.

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Report:  Consol Energy wins rights to new Penguins arena

According to Pittsburgh’s KDKA;

Exclusive: Consol Energy Wins Arena Naming Rights

Andy Sheehan PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― When the Penguins’ new arena opens, it will have a new name.

KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan has learned that Consol Energy has won the naming rights.  The local coal and energy company is claiming more and more of a national and international spotlight.  Next week, the Penguins will announce the sale of the arena naming rights to Consol on a long term basis for at least several million dollars a year.  The Penguins aren’t commenting, but in a similar deal, the New Jersey Devils sold naming rights to their arena to Prudential Insurance for $5 million a year.

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