FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIVERS CASINO MAKES $4.5 MILLION SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY PAYMENT FOR CONSOL ENERGY CENTER
$52.5 Million in Total Contributions from Rivers Casino to Penguins’ Arena as of April 1, 2016
PITTSBURGH — March 31, 2016 — Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced today that $4.5 million from Rivers has been put toward construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center.
Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually to the SEA, with installments occurring in April and October. To date, Rivers has generated $52.5 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.
“We’re pleased to do our part in making CONSOL Energy Center a leading entertainment destination in Pittsburgh,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “The funds generated from this partnership will continue to make CONSOL a great place to celebrate and an excellent home for the Pittsburgh Penguins.”
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 demonstrate its commitment to being a good corporate citizen. Its positive impact is felt throughout the City of Pittsburgh,” 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 multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $542 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com.
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