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Fan Guide: 01.02.20 vs. SJS

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Fan Guide

Game Date

Thursday, January 2, 2020


San Jose Sharks


Black Home Jersey            

Game Time

7:00 PM

Doors Open

6:00 PM

IBEW Warm-Ups Begin

6:29 PM

Promotional Item

Penguins Puzzle Cube presented by PPG

'80s Theme Night

Fans are invited to wear their best '80s-inspired attire for the Penguins third annual '80s Theme Night on January 2!

Collections of arcade games, pop culture items and collectibles from the '80s will be among the many special displays in the Highmark Wall of Champions Hallway, located on the FedEx Level between sections 110 and 115.

Click here to learn more…

Step Into the '80s with the Heinz History Center Display

If you were a kid during the '80s, you grew up watching "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," the iconic PBS television show featuring Pittsburgh's own Fred Rogers and a cast of beloved puppets and unforgettable characters. In fact, by the mid-1980s, the show was never more popular - watched by millions of adoring children around the world. Visit the History Center's neighborhood to change your shoes, try on a red cardigan, and take a photo on an exact replica of the legendary bench from everyone's favorite living room. And don't forget - the original set and puppets from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are on exhibit every day at the Heinz History Center!

While you're there, stop by the Heinz History Center's table for a chance to win two tickets to the best '80s party in the city - History Uncorked: '80s Night - on Friday, February 21st. Partygoers will enjoy a totally awesome '80s-themed evening of live music, dancing, food, and fun - with proceeds supporting the exhibits and programs of the Heinz History Center. The winner of the two History Uncorked tickets (a $150 value) will be drawn during the third period. Fans do not need to be present to win.

Plus, stop by the History Center's table for free Heinz-themed items, including pickle pins, Heinz "stress tomatoes," and more! Don't miss it!

Pre-Game Broadcast at the Highmark Gate

On your way into the game, be sure to stop by the AT&T SportsNet pre-game show, which will air live from the Highmark Studio! Located just inside the Highmark Gate, fans are invited to gather and watch starting at 6:30 PM! The Highmark Gate is located along Centre Avenue near the Mario Lemieux statue.

KeyBank Money Minute Is Back!

The KeyBank Money Minute is back, and this year, everyone has a chance to win! You could be selected to take home $500 from KeyBank if you correctly guess the minute the Penguins will score their first goal in the 2nd Period of Thursday night's game. Simply open the Penguins app and tap 'KeyBank Money Minute' on your home screen or Fan Central tab to play Thursday night!

Penguins & Paws Charity Pet Calendar On Sale Now

Stop by the Penguins Foundation table behind Section 104 to pick up your copy of the 2020 Penguins & Paws Charity Pet Calendar! This purr-fect stocking stuffer features photos of your favorite Penguins players with adoptable pets from Animal Friends!

New Menu Now Available at City StrEATS

City StrEATS, located at Section 116, is a new fresh grill portable that has a rotating menu named after local streets & neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. This month, the "Smithfield Street Steak Sandwich" and the "Polish Hill Perogies" are being served! Stop by to give them a try as they are prepared before your eyes!

Set Your DVR - A New Episode of Pens Pulse Premieres Thursday

A new episode of Pens Pulse presented by S&T Bank premieres Thursday night! Be sure to set your DVR for AT&T SportsNet or check out the new episode later this week on YouTube and

We've Gone Mobile!

In an effort to ensure a ticketing experience that is more convenient, safe and secure for all Penguins fans, 8½" x 11" PDF tickets (print-at-home delivery) will no longer be a valid form of entry for PPG Paints Arena events.

If you do not have a physical ticket for the game, you must present a mobile ticket on your smartphone at the gate.

Primary tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are available via the Ticketmaster app or

Fans that received a transfer from a Penguins season ticket holder or purchased resell tickets through Ticketmaster or NHL Ticket Exchange must visit 'My Penguins Account' to manage and view mobile tickets. My Penguins Account is available in the Penguins app under 'Tickets' or online at

Mobile tickets will appear as a square QR code (see image for reference)

For more information, please visit our Mobile Ticketing Page

Important Security Reminders

For the safety of all guests, fans will be required to pass through walk-through metal detectors upon entering PPG Paints Arena. Only purses, cinch bags (not backpacks) and diaper bags (accompanied with a baby) will be permitted inside the building. All items are subject to searches upon entrance. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages of any kind are not permitted. In addition, PPG Paints Arena allows only small, personal still-cameras equipped with a 3 inch lens or smaller. Cameras with detachable lenses or flashes are not permitted. For a complete list of frequently asked questions, please visit PPG Paints Arena's A to Z Guide.

Remember the Game with a Warm-Up Puck Souvenir

Don't miss your chance to take home an incredible souvenir! The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will be selling the pucks used by your favorite Penguins players in warm-ups outside of the KeyBank Club at the start of the 1st intermission on Thursday. Perfect for memories, gifts or collections, these official NHL warm-up pucks come with a display cube and a certificate of authenticity. All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Bid to Give with the Penguins Foundation's Gameday Auction

Stop by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation's Gameday Auction located outside of the KeyBank Club near Section 104 to see what unique items are being featured at Thursday's game! Text PENS to 76278 to place your bid on these items and more! Proceeds benefit the Foundation's community and youth initiatives.

Go Home a Winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation 50/50 Raffle Presented by BETRIVERS.COM

Pick up your tickets for the Penguins Foundation 50/50 Raffle presented by BETRIVERS.COM for a chance to win Thursday's jackpot. The more you play the more it pays. Proceeds from this season's raffles benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the numerous charitable organizations it supports through grants. Visit one of the concourse kiosks or watch for ticket sellers through the second intermission - the winning number will be announced in the third period. Credit and debit cards are now being accepted at the kiosk locations!

Upgrade Your Game Using the Penguins App

Pittsburgh Penguins fans in attendance can get the VIP treatment with Upgrade Your Game! Upgrade Your Game gives fans the opportunity to purchase unique keepsakes, premium ticket upgrades, Lexus Club passes and more! Download the Pittsburgh Penguins app and register today under "Upgrade Your Game" in the "Tickets" menu!

Uber Drop-off & Pick-Up Area Now Available

Uber will help you skate past the parking lot crowds with a special drop-off and pick-up area off of Fullerton Street on Wylie Avenue - across from PPG Paints Arena's Verizon Gate!

Click here for details.

Reserve Your Parking Ahead of Time!

The Pittsburgh Penguins have partnered with SpotHero to help you find parking prior to gameday! Click here for more information.

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