Penguins to Increase Capacity to 50 Percent on May 17th


With PA's new capacity limits taking effect on May 17th, the #Penguins will be able to welcome more than 9,000 fans for any game played on or after that date.

See the official announcement below.

PRESS RELEASE

Penguins to Increase Capacity to 50 Percent on May 17, Per Governor Wolf’s Announcement

The Pittsburgh Penguins are pleased to announce that capacity for playoff games at PPG Paints Arena will increase to 50 percent as of Monday, May 17.

Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced earlier today that capacity limits for gatherings will be increased to 50 percent indoors and 75 percent outdoors on May 17. It will allow the Penguins to welcome more than 9,000 fans for any game played on or after that date.

The NHL has yet to announce dates for the Penguins’ first-round playoff series with the New York Islanders. If Game One is played before May 17, capacity for that game will remain at 25 percent, and any games on or after May 17 will be at the increased capacity of 50 percent. 

“This is very exciting news for our region and our fans,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. “We want to thank Governor Wolf, Secretary Alison Beam, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto for their tireless efforts in safely opening venues as we work our way out of the pandemic. Thank you also to our partners at UPMC, who have been working with us every step of the way. All fans will still be required to wear masks, and other cleaning and safety efforts on game days will continue both inside and outside PPG Paints Arena.”

The Penguins ticketing department will be in contact directly with season ticket holders who have already purchased tickets to playoff games.

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