FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIVERS CASINO MAKES $2.9 MILLION PAYMENT TOWARD PENGUINS ARENA
To Date, $40.4 Million Contributed by Rivers for CONSOL Energy Center
PITTSBURGH — Oct. 1, 2014 — Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced today that $2.9 million has been received from Rivers and put toward construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center.
Per agreement with the SEA, Rivers Casino makes two transfers annually, April 1 and October 1, totaling $7.5 million. To date, Rivers has generated $40.4 million to help fund CONSOL Energy Center.
In 2038, when the agreement concludes, Rivers Casino will have contributed $225 million to help build CONSOL Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins and one of the city’s premiere entertainment venues.
“Rivers Casino is pleased to honor our commitment to the SEA and the Penguins,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We wish the team the very best this season. Let’s go Pens!”
Pens will Honor Rivers Casino at Oct. 9 Home Opener
To recognize the ongoing contributions that Rivers Casino makes to the City of Pittsburgh and its hometown hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins will install a commemorative plaque inside CONSOL. The plaque will be unveiled at the upcoming home opener game on Thursday, Oct. 9, when the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Anaheim Ducks.
“Rivers Casino has been a true partner to the Penguins organization,” said David Peart, senior vice president of sales and service for the Pittsburgh Penguins. “We’re grateful for Rivers’ continued investment in the building that we call home.”
Rivers has also been a longtime supporter of the Mario Lemieux Foundation and Penguins Alumni Charities. The casino annually provides approximately $161 million in contributions for the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Commonwealth. In addition to CONSOL Energy Center, the casino contributes to the city’s economic development and tourism fund.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO:
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a 2014 “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, “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 multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking, and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. More than $406 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com.
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760, ext. 308