Petersen Events Center

Petersen Events Center

Petersen Events Center History

On your way to the big college basketball game in Pittsburgh? Then you will most likely find yourself seated in the fantastic state of the art Petersen Events Center. 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 is also ranked by USA Today as having the second best game time environment in the nation and is well known for the rowdy fans. The venue has since hosted many great games since its inception and plenty of big name artists from Cher, to Hillary Duff to Counting Crows have graced the stage. It is the site for the women's basketball team games as well.


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The biggest attraction at the Petersen Events Center is the University of Pittsburgh basketball team. The Panthers have one of the best college hoops programs in the nation, and are routinely participants in the NCAA Tournament. Fans love to pack this venue to cheer on their beloved Panthers, but basketball is not the only event that people head to the Petersen Events Center to see. Concerts are a major attraction at this venue as well, as top artists regularly make it a stop on their tour.


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

Back in 2000, what was the construction cost of the Petersen Events Center?

The answer is $119 million. Many would say that it was certainly worth the money, as the Panthers now have a top venue to play their home games at and people enjoy this facility on a regular basis.

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