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PPG Paints Arena Club Seats & Premium Areas

  • Club Seats - Club Seats at PPG Paints Arena refer to six sections located in the middle of the venue (111-113 and 101-103). Due to their location, these are among ...
  • Club Suites - There are a total of six Club Suites located on the lower level of PPG Paints Arena. These suites are among the most comfortable seats in the arena fo...
  • Loge Boxes - The Loge Boxes are split into Club Loges along the side of the arena, and Double Attack Loge behind the net where the Pens shoot twice.  These ar...
  • PNC Legends Suites - The PNC Legends Suites are private seating areas for groups of fans to attend events in an upscale setting. Located just 30 rows off the ice, the ...

Best Seats For a Concert at PPG Paints Arena

The most common seating layout at PPG Paints Arena for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 116, Section 117 and Section 118. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

Floor seats, like those in Floor 4 are among the most sought-after tickets

On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3 and Floor 4 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.

To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in Section 101, Section 102, Section 103 and Section 111. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.

Section 107 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Loge Box 11, Loge Box 12, Loge Box 13 and Section 106 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance. Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.

Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets

Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections Section 116, Section 117, Section 118 and Section 119. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.

If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.

Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 111 and 103 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like Sections CLL2 and CLL3.

BetRivers Lounge Seating for Hockey and Basketball

  • BetRivers Lounge Seating - The BetRivers Lounge is an in-arena sportsbook and lounge at PPG Paints Arena, adding an extra level of excitement to games happening live.  Seat...

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - Floor Seats at PPG Paints Arena is as close as fans can get for a concert. Ticket holders will have access to a seat or area at stage level where t...

Home & Visitor Bench For Basketball Games

Home Bench - For most basketball games the home team players sit in front of Section 101, Floor 1, Floor 2 and Suite 66

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 103, Floor 4 and Floor 5

Penguins Bench & Visitor Bench

Penguins Bench - The Penguins players sit in front of Section 101

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 103

Shoot Twice Seating for Hockey

The Penguins shoot twice towards the net in front of Sections 104 and 105. Along with nearby sections, these seats will give you the best views of the Penguins as they attack in the first and third periods.

PPG Paints Arena Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Penguins Games: Sections 106, 107 and 108

  • Great view from behind the net on the lowest level
  • On the side where the Penguins shoot twice, better opportunity to see the home team score
  • Seats in the front are especially good because they are right up against the glass

For Basketball: Rows R-Z in Sections 101, 102, 103 and 111

  • Ideal, elevated view from center court
  • Close to the concourse, making for quick restroom and concession trips
  • Best viewing angles of the court for basketball

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Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

For Penguins Games: Sections 101, 102, 103 and 111

  • Amazing view from the lower level of seating near center ice
  • Access to three premium lounge areas with full bars, as well as a fine-dining restaurant
  • Perfect place to entertain guests or celebrate a special occasion

For Basketball: Sections Floor 10, Floor 11, Floor 12 and Floor 8

  • Sit with your feet on the floor!
  • Closest views of the court without anyone in your way
  • Great views opposite the player benches

For Basketball: Sections Club Loge 1 , Club Loge 2 , Club Loge 3 and Club Loge 4

  • Semi-private boxes with connected amenities (TVs, wifi)
  • More comfortable seating on a swivel chair - ideal for conversations
  • Great height to see the entire court

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Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

For Hockey: Sections 115 and 116

  • Right by a Kids Zone area that has interactive and educational activities for children
  • Great way to entertain children either before or during the game
  • Right by a lot of concessions, including the only Kids concessions stand in the whole stadium

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Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

For Penguins Games: Sections 206 and 207

  • Next to a bar on the upper level
  • Offers many drinks and cocktails and has a great view of the Pittsburgh skyline
  • Ideal place to grab a drink and and socialize during the game

For Basketball: Rows L-Q in Sections 202, 203, 219 and 220

  • Upper rows are closest to the concourse
  • Shortest trips to restrooms and concessions
  • Great center court view without breaking the bank

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PPG Paints Arena Seating Reviews

  • "Panic attack inducing" - - The person who designed this venue and said it was great for concerts should have their license revo...
    Section 214, Row c, Seat 14 / Concert Review
  • "I don't know if there is a bad view in all of PPG Paints Arena. " - - We were essentially in the nosebleed section of PPG Paints Arena and we could see the entire game wi...
    Section 225, Row h, Seats 8,9 / Hockey Review
  • "Worth It - Side Stage" - - Got this ticket last minute. It was disclosed as a side stage, which it was but it also was extreme...
    Section 115, Row P, Seat 2 / Concert Review
  • "They were amazing!" - - Great view of the stage! Food was horrible - buns were stale - had steak hoagies - what a mess! Di...
    Section 113, Row K, Seat 5 / Concert Review
  • "Felt like I was watching on TV" - - Felt like I was watching on TV... But better! There is nothing like the live atmosphere of a game. ...
    Section 220, Row Q / Hockey Review
  • "Far but comfortable" - - Row P is toward the back or the section in the upper level so these are by no means close. But overa...
    Section 229, Row P, Seat 17 / Hockey Review
  • "Excellent seat location, could see all of the play" - - Could see all play. Close enough to see players numbers and faces! Would definitely chose these s...
    Section 114, Row M, Seats 3-4 / Hockey Review
  • "Amazing View!!" - - Could not have been any more perfect than where we sat. Absolutely stunning view!!
    Section 102, Row K, Seats 3-4 / Concert Review
  • "Very nice for end stage concert" - - Very comfortable seats. Good view of the performers.
    Section 102, Row U, Seats 12-16 / Concert Review
  • "Perfect Seats." - - They have an excellent view!
    Section 122, Row H, Seat 7 / Concert Review
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    Venue & Seating Questions

    • Where do the Penguins Shoot Twice at Consol Energy Center?

      The Penguins shoot twice at the north goal of the Consol Energy Center. Below please find a list of the sections which are located on the north end of the arena where the Penguins shoot twice:


      • Lower Level: Sections 103-111
      • Loge Boxes: 8-16
      • Upper Level: Sections 204-218

      To view ticket listings on the side where the Penguins shoot twice, you can click the filter on the right side of our Seating Chart page titled Penguins Shoot Twice. Doing so will update the seating chart to only show the listings which are at the north end of the Consol Energy Center.


      Pictured Above: Viewing Shoot Twice Ticket Listings at RateYourSeats.com
    • Do they take the glass down for concerts at Consol Energy Center?

      The glass will be taken down for concerts at the Consol Energy Center, however the lower boards will still be in place. The lower boards will not affect any views, but may limit the legroom if you are sitting in the front row of the lower level sections.

      Section 120 at Consol Energy Center
      This is the view from Section 120 at Consol Energy Center, the glass has been taken down.
    • How many rows in each section at PPG Paints Arena?
      Each section has a varying amount of rows and seats. Find a section to see row and/or seat numbers.
    • Is seat number 1 on the left or right side of sections?
      As you look towards the ice from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.
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