FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIVERS CASINO MAKES $3 MILLION SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY PAYMENT TOWARD CONSOL ENERGY CENTER
$48 Million in Total Contributions from Rivers Casino to Penguins Arena as of October 1, 2015
PITTSBURGH — Oct. 1, 2015 — Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced today that $3 million has been received from Rivers and put toward construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center.
Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually to the SEA, with two installments occurring in April and October. To date, Rivers has generated $48 million to help fund construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center, one of the city’s premier entertainment venues and home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Rivers Casino will have contributed $225 million to the SEA for CONSOL Energy Center’s construction by the time the agreement concludes in 2038.
“Hockey season is right around the corner, and we are excited to see the Penguins return to CONSOL Energy Center,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We’re proud to assist in making the arena a prime entertainment hub for the City of Pittsburgh through this agreement.”
Rivers Casino generates approximately $161 million each year for various organizations across Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Commonwealth, including Pittsburgh’s economic development and tourism fund.
“Rivers Casino continues to prove itself as a corporate leader and adamant supporter of the City of Pittsburgh by honoring this generous commitment,” said Wayne Fontana, chairman of the SEA and Pennsylvania State Senator.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $406 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com.
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