The main athletic center for the University of Pittsburgh and home to the school's Pittsburgh Panthers men's and women's basketball teams, the Petersen Events Center also hosts major music concerts and other sporting, community and college events, including the school's commencement ceremonies. Completed in 2002 and fully named The John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center, the facility occupies 430,000 square feet in total and offers sweeping views of the whole University of Pittsburgh campus. The venue first opened to music events in 2002 with a concert by Counting Crows and has since hosted big-name acts like Cher and Bob Dylan as well as other events like the Jeopardy! 2004 College Tournament and HBO Boxing. Show your Pitt Pride and get your Petersen Events Center tickets at StubHub today.
What is the Petersen Events Center seating capacity?
For end stage concerts, Petersen Events Center seating capacity is 9,000, and the seating capacity there for basketball games is 12,508.
Where are the best Petersen Events Center seats located?
Premium Petersen Events Center seating includes six loge suites for 14 to 16 people each, six club suites for up to 12 people each and five courtside luxury suites for up to 15 people each. All suites come completely furnished and include a television and wet bar. There are also 193 supersuite seats in the arena.
Is the Petersen Events Center accessible by public transportation?
The Pittsburgh Gold Bus system offers public transportation service to the Petersen Events Center. Call the Port Authority of Allegheny County for specific bus lines, routes, times and rates.
Is there on-site parking?
Parking for the Petersen Events Center includes numerous public lots throughout the University of Pittsburgh campus. Recommended parking for events at the venue are in the SO, OH and OC lots closest to the facility. Rates are usually $20 per vehicle, though they may vary for certain events.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
All food and beverages provided inside the Petersen Events Center are provided by Sodexo, Sports & Leisure Division. Available throughout the venue are catering services, concessions stands and specialty stands. You may not bring outside food and beverages into the venue without prior permission.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Close by the Petersen Events Center are a range of other entertainment options like the Schenley Farms Historic District, Soldiers and Sailors Hall and Museum, and the Garden of Hope.
Is the Petersen Events Center a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The Petersen Events Center is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility, with accessible seating on all levels. The facility has some wheelchairs available to transport disabled visitors to and from their seats but not to use for the duration of an event. You cannot reserve these wheelchairs in advance. All 38 restrooms in the facility are ADA accessible with wheelchair-accessible stalls. The concession stands on-site are also accessible as are accessible drinking fountains, which are located throughout the facility.Back to Top