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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw Jeff lynne’s Elo here. while the floor seats stood the whole time, in the stands we could watch comfortably. Great acoustics. great screens on*(3 sides showing the concert

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any event that was at the PPG arena is always a good experience. All staff we came in contact with definitely did what they could to make sure our experience was a good one.

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place was clean, parking garage was good. The seats inside were pretty good for a modern arena. There was knee room, important for me (6 feet tall).

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Was at this venue last night for the Iron Maiden concert. Nice venue with clean restrooms and multiple vendors for food and drinks. 24 ounce domestic beers are $15.00, which is a bit overpriced, but what can you do. Trying to get out via escalator...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cdawg6016
Reviewed August 16, 2019

The 2nd time I visited this arena (back in 2015) was to watch a game between the Penguins and the Islander. Again, at the time it was known as the Consol Energy Center. The Penguins lost 1-3 that day, but nonetheless made it to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steve Y
Reviewed August 13, 2019

First time there. Large facility with intimate feel. Staff was OK. Sat in the cheap seats at the very top for a concert. Seating was extremely cramped and uncomfortable. At 6 foot there should have been more leg room! This really was distracting. However, there's...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank level1234
Reviewed August 13, 2019

If you get a chance to see a concert at PPG make sure to take advantage of that opportunity. Clean venue, comfortable seats, and great sight lines. Arrive early to avoid last minute crowd and to find parking.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank haroldc3
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Nice venue. Not many bad seats, no blocked views. You are right there. Parking can be a pain, so plan ahead and possibly use a parking reservation service. Don't plan on dining anywhere nearby on an event day unless you have made a reservation months...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drlordpt
Reviewed August 12, 2019

Our first visit to PPG was wonderful. We got there early and had lots of choices for dinner. Friendly people all around. The only downside was the temperature. It was cold inside. Wear extra layers.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Connie V
Reviewed August 12, 2019

We attended a Shawn Mendes concert and the sounds and the crowd was mind-blowing. The sound was great and all seats had good views of the stage. Parking was nearby and onl a short walk to the arena. This is a great place for a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Ed H | Reviewed this property |
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Response from joycep883 | Reviewed this property |
Id definitely tailgate and bring your own beer if you are a drinker. Beers run around $11 for a can inside. You can get a whole pitcher for $8 to $10 at nearby bars