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“If coming to Pittsburgh, either visit here or PNC park!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Consol Energy Center

Consol Energy Center
1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-642-1800
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Ranked #11 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“If coming to Pittsburgh, either visit here or PNC park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great arena, fun atmosphere, great fans, and a really talented team! This arena is freshly built, easily accessible near downtown. There are a mutitude of places to eat, with a stand every few steps! Merchandise shops are plentiful also-just watch the prices! Great place to go with the family (especially for the penguin game). Games are great to go to, there is always great entertainment from the hockey, to the intermission with show on the ice and promotional deals for fans. You will have a great time in going to these games.
If I had to say one bad thing about the arena- bathroom facilities are annoying at times, more should have been added. Also, bring a lot of cash when coming to the games, like all sport venues it is very expensive (even more than average at Consol).
Parking is faily reasonable, with prices ranging from 10-25.
If visiting Pittsburgh, either visit here or PNC park!!

Visited March 2013
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Newark, New York
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“Great Facility; Great Concert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The center is a new, state-of-the-art arena. We saw a Tom Petty concert there. The staff did a fantastic job of keeping things orderly without interrupting the fun. Not a lot of restaurant choices in the immediate area, but that will likely develop.

Visited June 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great Venue for a Concert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I went to see Tom Petty at Consol Energy Center on June 20th. I was really impressed with the place. The seats were comfortable and there was plenty of leg room. Although I had pretty high seats, I could still see and hear well. The building is primarily used for Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, but it was clearly designed with concerts in mind as the acoustics are very good.

The building itself was clean, spacious, and well-lit. There were plenty of restrooms and concession areas which really cut down on lines. The staff that I encountered were all friendly and professional.

There is plenty of parking in the area and a number of dining options.

Overall, this was definitely one of the best "arena-style" venues I have seen a concert at. While you obviously can't beat a small theater for live music, "big name" acts typically choose the larger venues. If you have to see a concert in a large venue, make it Consol Energy Center.

Visited June 2013
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Pittsburgh
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Trans-siberian Orchestra concert...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My wife has always wanted to see TSO. She found the tickets online and off we went! Consol is a great place; they have so many things in there to see and do, (and buy). You will not be disappointed.

Visited December 2012
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Odenton, Maryland
2 reviews
“Two thumbs up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great Venue and Great Staff! Came up from MD for a show and was really impressed by the Venue and the friendly staff..

Visited June 2013
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