The Penguins today announced that the team will again be bringing back popular fan promotions such the Tailgate on the Terrace, the Big Screen and the White Out for round two against the Montreal Canadiens.
The biggest news is that NBC seems to have relented and will not interfere with the Big Screen this year. Great news for all involved, as it was a public relations nightmare at times during last season’s run to the Stanley Cup.
Here is the official release on all the upcoming activities…
BIG SCREEN, TAILGATE ON THE TERRACE & WHITEOUTS
ON TAP FOR ROUND 2 OF THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Popular Pittsburgh Penguins fan promotions such as the outdoor screen, “Tailgate on the Terrace” and whiteouts will again be on tap when the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs opens here this weekend. The 2010 Penguins playoff series is presented by Trib Total Media.
The big screen, courtesy of CONSOL Energy and Trib Total Media, will once again be in operation outside Gate 3 at Mellon Arena. For safety reasons, grills and alcohol will be prohibited in the viewing area.
Fans with tickets to Friday and Sunday’s home games are invited to attend the “Tailgate on the Terrace” presented by Trib Total Media. Admission to the open-air concession area located above Gate 3 is free; however, patrons must have tickets to that day’s game to enter. Aramark will sell a variety of food and beverages and live entertainment will be provided.
Fans can have their tickets scanned and enter the terrace beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday and noon on Sunday. The entrance will be located near the Will Call windows at Gate 1. Will Call will open two hours before game time to accommodate patrons planning to attend the event. Fans may enter Mellon Arena from the terrace when gates open to the general public. In the event of inclement weather, the tailgate area will be closed.
Game times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Mellon Arena gates will open at 6:00 pm on Friday. Gates will open at 12:30 pm on Sunday – a half-hour earlier than normal – due to the Pittsburgh Marathon.
In addition, the Penguins are calling for “whiteouts” for this weekend’s home games. Each fan in attendance will receive a white t-shirt and rally towel. Friday’s rally towels are presented by GNC. Sunday’s rally towels are courtesy of 84 Lumber and Nemacolin.
Please visit www.pittsburghpenguins.com to view the entire second round schedule.