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Penguins 167th straight sellout crowd to fill Consol Energy Center for opener

Thursday’s festivities also include red carpet, outdoor screen

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 167th straight sellout crowd will pack CONSOL Energy Center Thursday night when the Pens host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. in the first regular-season NHL game ever played at the new arena.

Seating capacity at CONSOL Energy Center is 18,087, although more than 100 standing-room-only tickets will be sold. The Penguins have sold out every home regular-season and playoff game for the past three seasons. The team-record sellout streak dates back to late in the 2006-07 season.

Fans attending Thursday’s game will receive a “commemorative ticket” to honor the opener. Each one-of-kind aluminum ticket, presented by Trib Total Media, has been hand-made by local artisans and craftsmen at Grove City-based Wendell August Forge.

Fans are asked to be in their seats at 6:45 p.m. for a special pre-game ceremony.

Two activities for fans will take place outside CONSOL Energy Center:

Penguins players will walk a red carpet to enter the arena at the American Eagle Outfitters Gate – at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Washington Place. Players are expected to enter between 4:15-5:00 p.m.

An outdoor screen will be placed outside the American Eagle Outfitters Gate for fans to watch the game, as well as pre-game festivities.

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