Petersen Events Center

Petersen Events Center

Petersen Events Center History

Located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, this spectacular arena has been hosting big crowds of sports fans and more since it first opened the doors in 2002. As home court for the university's Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA basketball team, it's one of the hottest places in college athletics to catch a game and is an all-time favorite facility for concerts, commencements and other events. Students, locals and tourists alike love to pack this place and cheer for the Panthers or whatever hot band is up on stage. Often referred to "The Pete," the center was a winner of the Innovative Architecture & Design Honor Award from Recreation Management in 2003. The facility has also been ranked by USA Today as having the one of the best game time environments in the nation, and is well known for the rowdy fans that hit the stands there. The venue has hosted many great games since its inception, as well as plenty of big name artists from Cher to Hillary Duff to Counting Crows. It is the site for the Pitt Panthers women's basketball team games as well.


Petersen Events Center Events

The Petersen Events Center is known mostly as the home of the Pittsburgh Panthers basketball team. The Panthers are primed for yet another big season, and fans will pour into this arena to see the team hit the court in person and take on some of the toughest teams that the NCAA will throw at them. As a member of Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the best conferences in the sport, the Panthers host some tough teams each season. That will certainly be the case yet again this time around, as programs like the North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, Syracuse Orange and more will visit this venue. The Petersen Center also sees some fantastic concerts hit the stage, and fans can catch Demi Lovato at this venue in September before the college hoops season gets underway.


Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh is a city located in the state of Pennsylvania. It is the second-largest city in the state, trailing only Philadelphia. Pittsburgh has a population of more than 300,000 people and is a cultural hotbed that draws residents out and about to the plethora of entertainment venues within the city limits. The abundance of culture in Pittsburgh also brings plenty of visitors on an annual basis. The city is well-known for the Cultural District, which is home to some great theaters. The Petersen Events Center is the home of the Pittsburgh Panthers college basketball team, and draws fans to the area regularly throughout the collegiate hoops season.


Petersen Events Center Seating Layout

As Petersen Events Center is one of the most vital venues on campus and within the community, it provides the opportunity for guests and students to enjoy everything from concerts to athletic events to exciting university activities. Known for hosting some great college ball games and more than one superstar recording artist, their seating capacity for over 12,000 cheering fans makes for quite an unforgettable experience.


Petersen Events Center Trivia

What was the Pittsburgh Panthers basketball team's record in 2013-14?

The answer is 26-10, and the team notched an 11-7 record in conference play.

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