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The premiere of the Penguins’ official championship video – “Stanley Cup Champions 2016: Pittsburgh Penguins” – will be held Wednesday evening July 27 at Stage AE. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the video will be shown at 8 p.m.

Media coverage is welcomed. Copies of the video will be available to the media on Wednesday night.

The video, a joint effort of the Penguins, NHL Original Productions and Cinedigm, will allow fans to re-live all the heart-stopping moments from the Pens’ 2015-16 season and drive to the Stanley Cup. It features stunning game footage and behind-the-scenes access as well as extensive interviews with Sidney Crosby, Matt Murray, Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin, Coach Mike Sullivan and others.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will officially begin its 50th anniversary celebration with a Fan Fest on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th at CONSOL Energy Center. The two-day event is presented by UPMC.
There will be four sessions held throughout the weekend:
Session 1 – Saturday, August 27 – 10 am to 2 pm
Session 2 – Saturday, August 27 – 3 pm to 7 pm
Session 3 – Sunday, August 28 – 10 am to 2 pm
Session 4 – Sunday, August 28 – 3 pm to 7 pm
In addition to a variety of interactive games, kid’s activities, historical displays and breakout sessions, fans will have the chance to win access to autograph sessions with current players and locker room tours. A variety of Penguins players, coaches, executives and alumni are expected to attend.
Tickets for each of the four individual sessions will go on sale on Wednesday, July 27 at 10 am on and at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center. An online pre-sale will be held for Season Ticket Holders prior to the general public on-sale.
Tickets are $10 each and proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. Fans hoping to attend more than one session will be required to purchase tickets for each additional session.
Parking will be available in the CONSOL Energy Center surface lots as well as the CONSOL Energy Center Parking Garage located on Centre Avenue. The event parking rate for Fan Fest is $10.
PensGear powered by Reebok, the team store located inside CONSOL Energy Center, and concession stands will be open during each session.
Due to the anticipated number of fans that are expected to attend, fans are not guaranteed autographs or access to locker room tours. Scratch cards, similar to the ones used by the team for its annual Fan Appreciation Night/Shirts Off Our Back promotion, will be distributed upon entering for the opportunity to participate in autograph sessions with current players or locker rooms tours.

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