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Pens' sellout streak tops 3 million fans

Wednesday, 11.17.2010 / 8:55 PM / News

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Pens' sellout streak tops 3 million fans
The Pittsburgh Penguins' consecutive sellout streak topped 3 million fans and reached 176 games (includes regular season and playoffs) Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Penguins sold out their last 166 games at Mellon Arena (capacity 16,940) and the first 10 at the new Consol Energy Center (18,087).

Heading into Wednesday's game, 2,999,894 fans had attended the first 175 straight sellouts. With Wednesday's sellout crowd of 18,252, the total of fans that have seen the team over the streak reached 3,018,894 – an average of 17,149 per game.

The Penguins have sold out every home game over the past three-plus seasons. The sellout streak began Feb. 14, 2007 against Chicago.
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