Pittsburgh Travel: Energy Behind The Scenes
Off-hour tours are scheduled monthly (tickets are $10) and allow you to see endless details and symbolism you’d never notice during packed concerts, games, and nacho runs. Roomy seats. Gorgeous suites. Lots to eat (There’s one concession site per every 158 visitors! P.S. They’re not open during the tour but you’ll be impressed.). The Mario Mosaic, constructed from 21,000 photos of fans and Lemieux Foundation supporters, is lowered for close-up viewing and computerized identification of individual photos. High above the seats, tucked in between the black beams, you can spot a small yellow one signed by the 2008-2009 Stanley Cup winners. Fan Warning: The Penguin locker room is off limits. Still, visiting this beautiful new arena will leave you feeling like you need a season pass.
Tip: Schedules vary. Check out www.consolenergycenter.com/toursfor tour details.
Photo credit: David Aschkenas