Two Pittsburgh Penguins springtime traditions will be returning for the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, the team announced Monday.
The Penguins are bringing back their public viewing big screen for fans that can’t get tickets to PPG Paints Arena, and inside the building, they’ll once again be giving out gold t-shirts to all fans in attendance.
There will be some changes, though. The big screen, now a Pittsburgh staple for over a decade, has had several different homes as the Penguins moved from the Civic Arena to their current digs and began preparations for the redevelopment of the previous site.
This season, the big screen will be located directly across Centre Avenue from the Mario Lemieux statue, between Logan Street and Fullerton Street.
“Moving the KeyBank Big Screen to the corner of Centre and Logan gives us a larger space and enables us to create a much more fan-friendly atmosphere, with a stage for bands, food trucks, face painters and interactive games,” Penguins vice president of marketing James Santilli said in a press release. “All of the activations will take place on Logan Street. We really think it will be a fun, vibrant environment for our fans.”
With the New York Islanders holding home-ice advantage in the first-round series, the Penguins will start on the road this Wednesday and Friday before festivities start in Pittsburgh for Game 3 on Sunday, April 14 at noon and Game 4 on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
If necessary, Game 6 will be played in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 20 with a time to be determined.