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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, second from right, celebrates after scoring past Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer during the first period Tuesday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

NHL Arena COVID Protocols That Fans
Can Expect for the 2021–2022 Season

Every NHL team will be at full capacity for home games for the rest of the season — with nearly half the league mandating either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for fans to attend games. Below is the full rundown on each team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19, […]

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Sportsbook Lounge Opening at Pittsburgh Arena

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be at least the fourth National Hockey League team with a sports betting lounge inside its venue after the Penguins signed a multiyear partnership with Rivers Casino and BetRivers.com to become the team’s official casino and official sportsbook, a deal that will include the placement of a BetRivers sportsbook-style lounge inside […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins Arena Banks on New Partner

The Pittsburgh Penguins and First National Bank have agreed on a major partnership agreement that includes a significant FNB presence at PPG Paints Arena. Beginning with the 2020–2021 National Hockey League season, fans can watch games from a premium seating club on the west side of the arena and will enter through the branded entrance […]

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Sports & Exhibition Authority in Pittsburgh Sets Up Sports Commission

The Pittsburgh Sports & Exhibition Authority, which owns and operates venues for three professional sports teams, has established a new sports commission with the goal of bringing more sporting events to the city. The SEA Sports Commission will be formed with up to $1.7 million per year from the state thanks to an expanded gambling […]

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2021 EsportsTravel Summit to be Held in Pittsburgh

The 2021 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—will be held August 10–12, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Produced by Northstar Travel Group, the EsportsTravel Summit will be hosted by SportsPITTSBURGH at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. SportsPITTSBURGH has signed on as a multi-year sponsor of the EsportsTravel Summit, […]

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Safety Check

Anyone who has seen ice hockey players smashing into the boards at 25 miles per hour has likely cringed and wondered, “How do they skate away from that?” Hockey insiders have the same concerns, judging by an impromptu conversation between David Morehouse and Jerry MacCleary at a Pittsburgh Penguins game earlier this year. Morehouse, president […]

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