1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | (412) 642-1800
The PPG Paints Arena, formerly named the Consol Energy Center, is located in downtown Pittsburgh and serves as the home of the 2016 and 2017 Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The arena’s downtown location means finding parking near PPG Paints Arena can be difficult. There are 2,800 parking spaces in the official lots adjacent to the arena which cost $26-$32 for Penguins games. The Penguins have also partnered with SpotHero to make game day parking a breeze!
Our PPG Paints Arena Parking Guide has everything you need in order to get to the arena with your sanity intact and a few extra dollars in your wallet. The resources, maps, tips, and information in this guide will go a long ways towards having a smooth night out!
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PPG Paints Arena Online Parking Reservations
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Best Public Parking Options Near PPG Paints Arena
Finding cheap parking near PPG Paints Arena is possible if you know where to look. If you’re willing to walk just a few blocks to the arena you can save as much as $15 on parking, enough for a few extra hot dogs at the game. The table below highlights a few of these options, and their distances from the venue.
|Lot Name||Price Range||Reserve Parking?||Distance to Gate||Walking Time|
|Uptown Parking Lots||$12||Book Now!||0.3 mi||12 mins|
|The Pennsylvanian||$10||Book Now!||0.6 mi||7 mins|
|Buford’s Kitchen – Valet||$26||Book Now!||0.0 mi||No walk – right next door!|
|Liberty Center||$9||Book Now!||0.6 mi||12 mins|
|1225 Fifth Ave||$31||Book Now!||0.0 mi||No walk – right next door!|
|Vallozzi’s Valet||$11||Book Now!||0.6 mi||13 mins|
|Forbe’s Garage (weekdays only)||$11||Book Now!||0.5 mi||10 Mins|
Please note that prices and locations are subject to change at any time.
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Official PPG Paints Arena Parking Options
There are eight official parking lots containing a total of 2,800 parking spaces to the north of PPG Paints Arena that are controlled by the venue. The lots can be accessed by either Bedford of Centre Avenues, and must be paid for in cash upon arrival. Prices for each lot and a map of their locations can be found below:
|Lot Name||Price Range|
|PPG Paints Arena Garage||$32|
|North/South, Super, West, East Lots||$26|
|PPG Paints Arena Melody Tent Lot||$26|
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Tailgating is permitted under the following circumstances:
- You must not take up more than the number of spaces for which you paid
- You must not impede the flow of incoming traffic
- No open flames
- Tailgating is prohibited in the PPG Paints Arena Garage
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Port Authority of Allegheny County provides public transportation to Allegheny County and the greater Pittsburgh area. For more information, please visit www.portauthority.org or call 412-442-2000.
Port Authority Bus Service
The following routes serve inbound stops along Fifth Avenue near PPG Paints Arena and outbound stops along Forbes Avenue:
61A East Pittsburgh-Wilkinsburg
71C Point Breeze
500 Highland Park-Bellevue
The following routes serve nearby inbound and outbound stops along Centre Avenue:
Additionally, many other routes stop Downtown within a short walk of PPG Paints Arena. To plan a trip using public transit, use Port Authority’s Trip Planner or Google Maps.
Port Authority Light Rail Service
Port Authority’s light rail service – commonly known as the “T” – connects three Downtown stations with Station Square and the South Hills. Downtown stations are located at Steel Plaza, Wood Street and First Avenue, with Steel Plaza located closest to PPG Paints Arena, at Ross Street and 6th Avenue. Service within the Golden Triangle is free at all times.
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PPG Paints Arena encourages fans with accessible parking placards to park in the East Lot, assuming spaces are available. The Super Lot will serve as overflow accessible parking should the East Lot accessible spaces already be filled.
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Official Pittsburgh Penguins Website > Learn more about PPG Paints Arena straight from the source.
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SpotHero > Find great parking deals near the arena and reserve guaranteed spaces ahead of time with this online parking reservation service.