What time do gates open prior to a Penguins game?
Doors open 1-hour before the puck drops at PPG Paints Arena.
Where are good places to eat before a Penguins game?
One of the best places to eat before a Pen's game is Uncle Sam's Sandwich Bar. Sam's has great sandwiches, even better fries, and is one of the local favorites. Another good option is The Capital Grille. Capital Grille is a higher end place but they still allow you to come in with your Penguins jersey and enjoy their amazing menu. If you want a place that is close enough to walk to, try Bigelow Grille. Bigelow is only a short walk from PPG Paints Arena and normally has great specials for game-days. Other great options are Buckhead Saloon, Jerome Bettis Grille 36, and Rivertowne North Shore.
Where is the best place to park at PPG Paints Arena?
There are four large parking areas located directly north of the arena and one parking garage attached to the east side of PPG Paints Arena. The three largest lots are located just south of Bedford Ave. and usually run between $5.75 and $8.00. There is plenty of additional city parking but will require a slightly longer walk. We recommend trying just west of Highway 579 as there are a couple of good places in that area.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Penguins game?
Any child under the age of 2 years old will be allowed to enter without a ticket. They will have to sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game and we recommend bringing proof of their age to the gate to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.