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Consol Energy Center

The CONSOL Energy Center is an arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The arena is the second home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the city's National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, as well as the first home to the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power, which will begin play in 2011. Construction was completed on August 1, 2010,[2] and opened in time for the 2010–11 NHL season.[3] The arena replaced the Penguins' former arena, Mellon Arena (currently known as Civic Arena), which was built in 1961. A ceremonial ground-breaking was held on August 14, 2008. The arena is the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold-certified arena in both the NHL and AFL.[4] The arena is named for CONSOL Energy, which purchased the naming rights in December 2008.

  

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Taken on August 26, 2010