Penguins new scoreboard is a sight to behold

Talk about a huge upgrade!



It's a new era for the Pittsburgh Penguins with the arrival of Kyle Dubas in town along with several other new faces led by Norris Trophy winning defenseman Erik Karlsson - and there's one particular huge upgrade for this season at PPG Paints Arena, the home of the Penguins since 2010. 

Fans attending games will be greeted by a brand new scoreboard, replacing the original that was in place when the venue (formerly known as Consol Energy Center) opened for the 2010-11 season. The update is part of some $30 million in upgrades at the venue. 

Check it out: 

"We are committed to maintaining PPG Paints Arena as a world-class destination not only for Penguins hockey, but for concerts and marquee events," said Penguins President of Business Operations, Kevin Acklin. "We are investing millions to replace our entire in-game entertainment technology, as well as building exciting new premium spaces, to offer immersive experiences for our fans and guests that will be truly unique to our Pittsburgh market."

Captain Sidney Crosby had the following to say: 

"It looks really nice. It seems a little brighter. I don’t know if that changed or just the fact that we haven’t played in here for months. The scoreboard is definitely bigger, I noticed that... It's nice to have things switched up a little bit."

Meanwhile, Marcus Petterson was more than impressed at the new digs.

"I looked up at it," he said. "I couldn’t believe how big it was. I saw the TV screens inside it, we’re probably gonna have to watch that on the bench and stuff. I’ve seen pictures, but it feels different live."

The Penguins will officially welcome fans in for the regular season home opener one week from today when they host No. 1 overall draft pick Connor Bedard and the Chicago Blackhawks. 

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