PPG Paints Arena

PPG Paints Arena

Hockey Arena and Music Venue
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh
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  • Rob W.
    "... has it all. They have hockey games, basketball games and national touring..."(5 Tips)
    Greg D.
    "Get the Burgatory shakes!"(8 Tips)
    Jon F.
    "Not a bad seat in the place!"(8 Tips)
    Mike T.
    "Hit up Primanti's."(3 Tips)
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  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisNovember 14
    Cool place and friendly staff. Lots of food choice too
  • Andra Z.
    Andra ZapartanSeptember 15
    Great location for your favorite concerts ✌🏼️
    Upvoted Oct 23
  • Joel T.
    Pens everything, took the tour with Joanne; she was awesome. The arena was incredible!
  • Chele R.
    A great place to see a great hockey team!
  • Derek G.
    Home of the bet team in Hockey, #Penguins. Not a bad seat in the place!
  • Jason B.
    RHCP concert
  • @LocalKit
    @LocalKitApril 30
    Been here 10+ times
    #LetsGoPens
  • Biz T.
    Awesomely new arena
  • Leslie G.
    Leslie GonyaMarch 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Good sight lines for basketball. Unique food options. Pot-roast poutine paired with sports--yum!
  • Stephan B.
    Stephan ButlerNovember 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Not a bad seat in the house!!
  • Todd P.
    Todd PottsOctober 14, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Burgatory, the Yard are AUWSUM!!
  • Jason H.
    Jason H.April 17, 2016
    Really nice, comfortable arena with lots of great seats and good food options. Fans are nice and welcoming to out of town guests.
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NovoaMarch 1, 2016
    If you have kids make sure to pay the $100 to meet iceburgh. My daughter loved it.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HerringFebruary 9, 2016
    Stop by a catch a hockey game
  • Majik W.
    Majik WwmdJanuary 22, 2016
    Hockey and concerts
  • Michael P.
    Michael PerkinsJanuary 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best arena for concerts!
  • Kristopher W.
    Kristopher WeissJanuary 18, 2016
    Concerts sound horrible. Sold naming rights to everything, every level, gate and even the box office. Opened doors late to 2016 Boss concert, which led to a crush and people banging on doors - scary.
  • Terri P.
    Terri PetzelSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Go pens! Beer could be cheaper but I just drink before the game so it's all good!
  • Allen V.
    Allen VoglianoSeptember 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue for hockey and concerts! Not a bad seat in the house.
  • Renee B.
    Renee BaroneJune 23, 2015
    The drinks were good! The escalator was broken when we got there used step leaving. Very crowed place. Had a blast at the Stones concert!
  • Renee B.
    Renee BaroneJune 23, 2015
    The Bob Seger concert was great! The sound was fabulous. It's walking distance from the Omni William Penn. drinks were a little high in price but they were great! The staff was very helpful and polite
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TomasinoApril 6, 2015
    The Smokehouse food selections are great. Best pork nachos.
  • visitPA
    visitPAMarch 30, 2015
    The Pittsburgh Penguins play at CONSOL Energy Center®, the country's first LEED® Gold Certified major sports venue. Recently, the team was named by Forbes magazine as having the NHL’s best fans!
  • Connor
    ConnorMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A really nice stadium. Clean and easy to get around. Great for Pens games but equally as good for the NCAA basketball games.
  • Shirley S.
    Shirley StullMarch 6, 2015
    Great venue
  • Lara H.
    Lara HoenshellJanuary 21, 2015
    The customer service heee is top notch! I'm in a wheelchair and they go above and beyond to assist me with anything I need!!!!
  • Abby S.
    Abby ShimpenoJanuary 3, 2015
    Pens games are a must. Pittsburgh pride and joy.
  • Colby K.
    Colby KiteOctober 23, 2014
    Penguins 😁
  • Michael B.
    Michael BereshOctober 20, 2014
    Everything
  • Nigel C.
    Nigel CammackOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Penguins of course! Burgatory runs a good second!
  • Steve C.
    Steve ChildressSeptember 14, 2014
    Really good concert venue. We had a small seating issue, guest services got us taken care of quickly, easily, and in a professional, kind manner.
  • John M.
    John MannSeptember 6, 2014
    No Pepsi or Coke at this arena, they only have RC Cola. Try a Yuengling Beer and a Primanti Bros. sandwich. If you need help deciding which Seats to purchase for your next Penguins game, check out Read more
  • James S.
    James SantelliAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Going to the arena by car? Park at Mellon Square Garage. It's $5 in the evenings and only a half-mile walk to Consol.
  • Donald E D.
    Donald E Darnell JrAugust 18, 2014
    Pretty cool here, never seen behind the scenes of an arena before.
  • Gail B.
    Gail BouvyMay 13, 2014
    If you are handicapped they will take you up in elevator. They also have wheelchairs. Everyone there is exceptionally helpful.
  • Gene B.
    Gene BMarch 31, 2014
    Good place to park for game is the open air parking lot at intersect of Grant St&Forbes Av. I paid $5 for Sun nite gm. <10 min walk.Felt safe walking back at night. Rate near the Center was $20-25.
  • Cik A.
    Cik AbangMarch 12, 2014
    Be smile....
  • Cik A.
    Cik AbangMarch 12, 2014
    Be smile.... :)
  • Cik A.
    Cik AbangMarch 12, 2014
    "We will never know the real answer, before you try.”
  • Coby F.
    Coby FoustDecember 18, 2013
    Beautiful arena definitely wanna go back to watch my pens again!
  • GlobalPittsburgh
    GlobalPittsburghOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Connect with the region's globally-minded community with activities and events at www.globalpittsburgh.org. Tons of member benefits!
  • James S.
    James SantelliAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone recommends eating at Burgatory. Everyone is right.
  • Don (wilytongue) S.
    Don (wilytongue) Shandor JRJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the way it is set up for the power games.
  • Painting with a Twist
    The Consol is a fantastic state of the art arena. Something Pittsburgh has needed for quite some time. The Pens have an absolutely great venue. Bring us home another CUP! Let's go Pens!
  • Julie M.
    Julie McDonoughMay 24, 2013
    The seating for hockey games are great, but it's wonderful for concerts...great acoustics!
  • Judy L.
    Judy LipinskiMay 1, 2013
    Skip the bud light..seek out rivertowne. Draft and cans. All over but just outside 107.
  • Chelsie L.
    Chelsie LottMarch 29, 2013
    Go early, get good parking, explore the arena. LETS GO PENS!!
  • Jay M.
    Jay MurrayMarch 28, 2013
    Center ice seats section 102. Sweet! Plus Captain Morgan Club. Go Pens
  • DICK'S Sporting Goods
    DICK'S Sporting GoodsMarch 26, 2013
    These fans won the BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE. You could be sitting next to the glass at a Pens home game too. Check the DICK’S Facebook page on Sundays to find out how to enter: http://on.fb.me/XawERk
  • Mallory
    MalloryMarch 22, 2013
    THE Igloo :-D
  • Kim S.
    Kim SouthworthMarch 5, 2013
    Let's Go Pens!
  • Sharon N.
    Sharon NeumeyerFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nachoes with salsa
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff B.February 12, 2013
    Go Pens!! Grew up going to all your games with my dad, haven't been to the new arena though. Need to get me some tickets!
  • Eureka T.
    Eureka TangeretteJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    don't ask for a glass of ice water, or even a glass of ice to get water from fountain = big ordeal
  • Cristo L.
    Cristo LeonJanuary 25, 2013
    home stadium for the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Lenny Z.
    Lenny ZuccoJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out Midnightguru.com to see what's happening in Pittsburgh after each game!!!
  • Esteban S.
    Esteban SpectacularJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Welcome to the home of the most exciting team in Hockey. Look around the arena their in plenty of Penguins history around you.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MoellerJanuary 19, 2013
    Let's Go Pens
  • Savannah D.
    Savannah DavidJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come watch Sid and Geno score!
  • Savannah D.
    Savannah DavidJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a sign! Cheer for Sid, get on tv. Lol LET'S GO PENS!!!!
  • Jen
    JenNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Expensive!
  • Greg D.
    Greg DiPietroAugust 29, 2012
    Get the Burgatory shakes!
  • Gabe J.
    Gabe JohnsonJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tremendous arena...very versatile!
  • Daun L.
    Daun LutesJuly 19, 2012
    Awesome Hockey Arena! Fun Atmosphere
  • John
    JohnJuly 6, 2012
    Crosby blows
  • Adam M.
    Adam MelquistMay 31, 2012
    Nose bleed section is even a great seat!
  • Geralyn H.
    Geralyn HolbyMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Look for the Elmo balloon in the rafters!!!!
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PodgorskiMay 16, 2012
    Monday Night Raw was AWESOME here. I would LOVE to come here for a penguins game some time.
  • Cassie M.
    Cassie MurphyApril 25, 2012
    This concert is awesome. Having so much fun.
  • bubbles
    bubblesApril 20, 2012
    Lets go pens!!!!
  • ESPN
    ESPNApril 18, 2012
    During playoff games, home and away games are shown on the big screen outside the arena. It’s an unreal atmosphere to cheer for a Pens victory.
  • James W.
    James WattApril 14, 2012
    I have 3 recommendations: Nakama, Burgatory & Primanti's. Yummmmm
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WrhenApril 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Let's go Pens!
  • NHL Network Tour
    NHL Network TourApril 11, 2012
    Come raise the Virtual Cup with NHL Network at CONSOL Energy Center TGI Fridays!We'll be here until 9PM!
  • Addie C.
    Addie ConnersMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Looking for a healthier alternative? All STACKS locations have both caesar salads and fruit salads!
  • Greg K.
    Greg KulagaMarch 26, 2012
    Watch the Devils beat the Penguins!
  • ESPN
    ESPNMarch 13, 2012
    This is the first time CONSOL has hosted the NCAA Tournament, but across the street in the old "Igloo", the #15 Coppin State Eagles knocked off #2 South Carolina in 1997.
  • Jon F.
    Jon FetchMarch 12, 2012
    Not a bad seat in the place! GREAT stadium seating... just be ready to buy $8 beers and know there is NOWHERE to smoke (no balconies/outdoor areas)
  • Bonnie H.
    Bonnie HalinkaMarch 11, 2012
    The reubens r worth the wait in line
  • Van B.
    Van BluesMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Please adults, the Kid Zone is for kids. Not for you to play Wii
  • Cody
    CodyMarch 7, 2012
    I love Mario but the statute is so ugly
  • Shaun O.
    Shaun O'DonnellMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Lemieux statue unveiling!
  • American Eagle Outfitters
    Head right inside the American Eagle Gate and snap a pic with your favorite players by the American Eagle board. Share on Twitter with #aestudentrush. -Cassie, Social Media Coordinator
  • Ellen M.
    Great show a must see for everyone
  • Shannon N.
    Shannon NeillFebruary 28, 2012
    Newest edition to the Pittsburgh sports arenas. Great venue for a game or a concert. Go Pens!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WilhoitFebruary 25, 2012
    This place has it all. They have hockey games, basketball games and national touring musicians and comedians. A great environment.
  • Abbey F.
    Abbey F.February 15, 2012
    Nicest Arena. Best team.
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole A.February 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Morty Steakhouse Burger
  • Erin K.
    Erin KellyFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    There is decent beer, look for a bar stand (one by 106) or check the concession guide in the Ice Time (p.194?)
  • James P.
    James PatrickJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Arrive early and visit the top level for a Burgatory burger before the game. Don't forget the fries... and take the time to seek out a Yuengling on draft.
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda Gribble WilsonJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins! Not a bad seat in the house.
  • Doug R.
    Doug RayJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Home to the Penguins and the best fans in Hockey.
  • Emile K.
    Emile KhouryJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't fall off the catwalk
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KelleyJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Burgatory!
  • ll l.
    ll llJanuary 18, 2012
    Let's go Pens!!!!!
  • Jim R.
    Jim RiceJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Enjoy some delicious Timbits...oh wait! Tim Horton's was replaced by Dunkin Donuts!
  • Rob R.
    Rob RomeoJanuary 6, 2012
    Try the veal
  • Scott B.
    Scott BDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The onion rings.....way too greasy...stick with the nacho's
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarbaroDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Head to Jimmy Ds, 1707 E Carson St in SouthSide, for the Pens game after party and Holiday Hangover! $2 Coors Light, $2.50 Captain & $2.50 Smirnoff 10PM-Mid! Every Tuesday!
  • Kelli P.
    Kelli PerschkeDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wait to get food til second intermission.
  • Allie H.
    Allie HartDecember 20, 2011
    Let's go pens!!!
  • Van B.
    Van BluesDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Visit Tommy by 231 and order a Heavy!
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren EdingerDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have sat in almost every section in this place and there truly is not a bad seat in the place!
  • Allie B.
    Allie BradyNovember 24, 2011
    Some guy named Sidney's face is everywhere. Weird.
  • Angie B.
    Angie ByrnesNovember 24, 2011
    Malkin recently donated his suite to Variety the Childrens Charity for a game. How awesome is he!?
  • Renee S.
    Renee Steadman WrightNovember 20, 2011
    Don't wear bifocals on upper level.
  • Mike T.
    Mike TimkoOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Hit up Primanti's. The chili cheese fries is a meal by itself.
  • Phil S.
    Phil StoutOctober 27, 2011
    Let's Go Pens!
  • Shaun M.
    Shaun McKinseyOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Penguins FTW!
  • Jamie-Lynn K.
    Jamie-Lynn KerteszOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful facility! Not a bad seat in the place! If you want to check out the giant Goalie Mask there's less of a crowd after the game when everyone's making a mad dash to get out of there!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BloserOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Forget the Sushi, stick with the all American Chicken strips and fries!!!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzaboSeptember 27, 2011
    Great atmosphere for hockey. Big names and lots of talent on the ice. Great for hockey games and other events. I've seen multiple concerts here and they have been a phenom.
  • Ted W.
    Ted WSeptember 23, 2011
    RC cola at Consol - really? Worth the $7.75 for a rum & Coke, um, rum & RC- I don't think so!
  • Dave O.
    Dave OpalkaSeptember 22, 2011
    Scream Ur damnnnn lungs out!!!!!
  • Erin K.
    Erin KellySeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    You can still get a Kielbasa Grinder at the grill by section 206 even though it's a Burgatory stand now.
  • Jim T.
    Jim TaylorSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You only want to be in the arena when the Red Wings are in town.
  • Kayla S.
    Kayla SwiechSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the morning skate/practice!
  • Abby L.
    Abby LaneSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Download YinzCam app! Best app ever!!
  • David G.
    David GamratAugust 20, 2011
    Wow no smoking section!?!? Well I won't be back EVER!!!
  • MidnightGuru.com
    MidnightGuru.comAugust 9, 2011
    For a schedule of events and more info visit MidnightGuru.com!
  • Ronald
    RonaldApril 24, 2011
    Seats behind the bench are fantastic!
  • Mike T.
    Mike TimkoApril 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There's not a bad seat in the house. This arena deserves all of the awards it has received. A great arena for hockey.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LaMarcaApril 2, 2011
    You gotta try the Sushi. I'm a big fan of the Penguin Roll!
  • Tony P.
    Tony PimpinellaMarch 29, 2011
    The Philadelphia Flyers were the first team to win a game in this arena in 2010!
  • Nicco R.
    Nicco RavennaMarch 18, 2011
    Sunday, March 20. 5:00 pm. PIHL Penguins cup championship hockey game. Hampton vs. Mars. it's shaping up to be a great game
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeonhardMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy some crispy sweet potato fries and get your beta carotene on.
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin CarsonMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure u check out the PensGear store.
  • Dustin C.
    Dustin CarsonMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Beautiful brand new arena. Go Pens!!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ConnersMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Do not get the cheesesteak from STACKS. It is freaking terrible.
  • Michele M.
    Michele MuthFebruary 27, 2011
    How many do we need for a mega-swarm?!
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SlaterFebruary 8, 2011
    OMG! You have to try the BBQ loaded nachos! So good!
  • Erin K.
    Erin KellyFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If there's a big line at the 5th Ave. entrances, walk up the hill to the Trib Total Media entrance. No line there.
  • M. Opaliski
    M. OpaliskiJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Death to the Pens! (Figuratively, not Literally)
  • Particle M.
    Particle ManJanuary 23, 2011
    Nothing bad about this place! Wow!
  • Erin N.
    Erin NelsonDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Smoke in the stairwells.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PollmanNovember 18, 2010
    Let's Go Pens!!!
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JacksonNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Section 217, FTW!
  • Moe S.
    Moe SullivanNovember 15, 2010
    This place has seen more dives then most swimming pools. #Crosby
  • Randy F.
    Randy ForebackNovember 1, 2010
    Be sure to wear some head gear with a chin strap so that you aren't injured by having your jaw hit the floor when you see this place for the first time. Awe inspiring.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SchobOctober 27, 2010
    no smoking area and can't leave sucks arena amazing.
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GarasichOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    What are the gold seats for?
  • Amanda Z.
    Amanda ZOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Let's Go Pens!!!!
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PlanOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Main PensGear is open everyday.
  • Doug
    DougOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Shaved kielbasa grinder changed my life.
  • NHL
    NHLOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fanatic Fact: All-time Pens' great Mario Lemieux is still heavily involved with the team as Co-Owner / Chairman.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The stairwells smell like waffles.
  • d w.
    d williamsSeptember 26, 2010
    coming from out of town? stay at the Marriott...good socializing before the event and sweet walk across the street. oh -- and great women's bathroom here =]
  • Brad L.
    Brad LangSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the pulled pork nachos from the Smokehouse
  • Christina P.
    Christina PierSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is absolutely amazing!
  • Eve M.
    Eve McGivernSeptember 17, 2010
    Eat before the show. Hot dogs were $7, soda $4 for 20 oz., water $3, and chips about the same. $22.50 for 2 hot dogs, 2 non-alcoholic drinks and a bag of chips. Beer and alcohol runs about $7 each.
  • Nathaniel B.
    Nathaniel BeallSeptember 16, 2010
    BarSmart.com says - Enjoy the show! Stick around the city after and have a drink or two.
  • Shaun O.
    Shaun O'DonnellSeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Penguins hockey speaks for itself! ....beautiful arena!
  • Amanda Z.
    Amanda ZAugust 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It is absolutely gorgeous inside!!
  • Esteban S.
    Esteban SpectacularAugust 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Let's go Pens
  • Douglas
    DouglasAugust 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to the Smokehouse in the 200 level and order a Kielbasa Grinder. thinly shaved kielbasa topped with kraut and 1000 Island dressing, BEST meal in the area! Read more
  • Chris M.
    Chris MieloAugust 14, 2010
    Let's Go Pens!
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    LETS GO PENS!!
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