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Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh


Petersen Events Center
The John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center provides unprecedented recreational opportunities for University of Pittsburgh students. From Pitt Panthers Division I basketball, to space for concerts, commencement, and other sports, the Petersen Events Center has it all.

Facility Facts

Joint Venture Partners

Pittsburgh, Pa.

$10 million was donated by John and Gertrude Petersen—the largest single donation in Pitt’s history.

$53 million in state funds were committed.

Arena Size
430,000 total square feet, which includes an auxiliary basketball practice facility, office space, media space, and athletic training facilities

Seating Capacities
12,508 for basketball, 9,000 for end stage concerts

Premium Seating
Five courtside luxury suites, six club suites, six loge suites, 193 supersuite seats, and five building levels, which include the main lobby, event, lawn, club, and concourse levels.

Unique Features

16,000 square feet of lobby space with 90′ high ceilings
40,000-square-foot student recreational center
Incredible view of the entire University of Pittsburgh campus
Permanent wood floor with 1,200 courtside student seats
McCarl Panthers Hall of Champions, which is the grand showcase for the University of Pittsburgh’s illustrious athletic achievements
Pittsburgh Panthers merchandise shop, which features the world’s largest selection of Pittsburgh Panthers merchandise
One of the only arena’s in the country to feature 5 courtside luxury suites allowing our guests close up access to basketball and concert action