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best arena ever

love this arena so much. very glad the penguins have this place to play. also good for concerts not... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Jordan t
Great arena for a concert

My friend and I came to Pittsburgh to see the Foo Fighters at PPG Paints Arena. We took an Uber... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Lancaster, New York
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1001 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6201
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

love this arena so much. very glad the penguins have this place to play. also good for concerts not too hard to find a good seat. overall, PPG is awesome.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jordan t
Reviewed 15 August 2018

My friend and I came to Pittsburgh to see the Foo Fighters at PPG Paints Arena. We took an Uber, so I can't comment on the parking, but the venue is in a great area right downtown. Concession stands are plentiful, and we had no...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We attended the Rod Stewart concert August 11, 2018. Sound was great, lighting was great, the show was fantastic! Drinks are very expensive. Bathrooms need cleaned. Seating in the 200’s level is EXTREMELY STEEP! Would go back again for sure, but get seating on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Easy to find great location with many places to eat within walking distance. Many places to shop whithin 2 miles of the motel. courteous staff, clean room and very nice indoor pool and hot tub.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 664shawnd
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Awesome experience with both hockey game and concert. Easy access and great food options. Seats are comfortable.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice venue with plenty of bathrooms and ushers and the like but the concessions are ridiculous. Parking is hard to come by too. Just meh

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fletcher J
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Horrible how the arena discriminates against smokers. No smoking area whatsoever. No admittance back in if you go out. I'll never come back and will be sure to let everyone I know what there discriminatory policy is

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steven F
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The PPG Paints Arena is a new state of the art multipurpose building. Mostly built to house the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, the building is also used for large concerts and other events. Entering the building from the lowest level, be prepared to escalator up six...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PMR150
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Great arena for hockey. comfortable seating with very helpful staff. Choice of food and beverages is excellent also. Lots of restaurants and bars in the area also.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank peppin00250
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my first Penguins game, o it was nice to see the Majority of the Back to Back Stanley Cup Champs. I went right down to ice level to watch the Warm up, but after that we have to sit in our $120...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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21 November 2018|
Response from JY5150 | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been there for Pens games and have seen other people doing this during warmups. I’m assuming that if you just let one of the ushers know what you’re trying to do they’ll let you. The club seating area is most likely... More
16 November 2018|
Response from JessieBeth | Reviewed this property |
Typically one hour prior to game start
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17 October 2018|
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Response from Kathleen K | Reviewed this property |
It's on the edge of a sketchy area, which is typical in a city. It is also next to a college, and the downtown area. It is well lit with many people around. Thousands of people go here often for hockey games an events... More