Pittsburgh playoff tradition returns Wednesday night when fans can watch the Penguins’ playoff opener on the Trib Total Media “Big Screen” – in a new location, across the street from CONSOL Energy Center.
The 16’ x 9’ high-resolution LED screen will set up in the arena parking lot at the corner of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place. It will be part of an interactive and fan-friendly FedEx Ground Fan Zone, featuring live entertainment, special promotions, giveaways and playoff rally towels.
The popular screen has been a part of Penguins’ playoff hockey since 2008, and it gives fans who don’t have tickets a chance to come together and experience the playoff atmosphere while watching the games for free.
All Penguins’ first-round playoff games will be shown on the Big Screen.
The Fan Zone and Big Screen area will open four hours before home games and two hours before away games.
For safety reasons, grills, glass and alcoholic beverages will not be permitted.
All fans with tickets to Penguins’ playoff home games will receive white rally towels when they enter CONSOL Energy Center. However, the Penguins will not be doing an official “whiteout” as in the past. Fans are encouraged to wear their Penguins gear in any color.
Among the many other playoff initiatives are:
- 60,000 playoff yards signs (distributed via Pizza Hut and Dick’s Sporting Goods)
- A playoff-themed “Miller Lite Party Pavilion” for home games at the Verizon Plaza
- Annual playoff “Beard-A-Thon” presented by Supercuts