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Penguins' new arena: Consol Energy Center

Monday, 12.15.2008 / 1:09 PM / News

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"For more than 140 years, CONSOL Energy has been a part of the tri-state region's history. We are proud to help write a new chapter in Pittsburgh's history by sponsoring this wonderful new facility."
-- Brett Harvey, president and chief executive officer of CONSOL Energy

Pittsburgh – December 15, 2008 – CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) and the Pittsburgh Penguins announced today a 21-year deal for naming rights to the new Pittsburgh multi-purpose arena.

Consol Energy Center will be home to the Pittsburgh Penguins and is scheduled to open in time for the 2010-11 National Hockey League season. The facility will also serve as a centerpiece for year-round entertainment in the region, including world-class concerts, family shows and a wide variety of other events.

"For more than 140 years, CONSOL Energy has been a part of the tri-state region's history," said Brett Harvey, president and chief executive officer of CONSOL Energy. "We are proud to help write a new chapter in Pittsburgh's history by sponsoring this wonderful new facility."

A major partner of the organization for several years, CONSOL Energy is most commonly known by fans for its energizing "Power to the Penguins" video played prior to hockey games.  The company also sponsored the giant television screen outside Mellon Arena during last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

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