Sale of Consol Energy Center management firm won't affect Penguins, team says
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The Penguins said today that there will be a smooth transition following the sale of AEG, the sports and entertainment company which manages Consol Energy Center.
Late Tuesday night, AEG, more formally known as Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced it was being put up for sale. The company took over management of Consol from SMG at the start of this month.
The sale might have implications, maybe even significant implications, for entities such as the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and Staples Center in Los Angeles, which are owned by AEG.
But the Penguins say their fans won't face changes based on the sale.
"We don't expect any impact," Penguins chief operating officer Travis Williams said in a statement. "We've been assured by AEG that, even with a sale, their senior management will remain in place. It won't impact the management of our building. Our fans still will enjoy a world-class experience at Consol Energy Center."
Already, a prospective buyer has been reported for AEG. He is California billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.
First Published September 19, 2012 11:39 am