The Penguins have sold out the 66 suites at Consol Energy Center for their first season in the new arena, 2010-11, the team said today.
Also sold out are 32 loge boxes, premium seating that has no equivalent at Mellon Arena, which will be the home of the Penguins for one final season in 2009-10. All suites for the upcoming season are sold out.
The team has established a waiting list for suites and loge boxes. It already has a waiting list for season ticket holders.
"To sell out all almost 100 suites and loge boxes with more than a year to go before opening the Consol Energy Center is remarkable," team president David Morehouse said in a statement. "It says a lot about the future of Penguins hockey, and it helps ensure that we'll be able to continue to spend at the NHL salary cap and put a strong team on the ice, year after year."
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