I'm sorry if this post is late, but I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the concourse!
Tuesday, September 22, 2010 I had the honor of attending the first game ever at Consol Energy Center. It was one of if not the most amazing experience of my life. Not only did I get to wait in the Student Rush line for 5 hours for $25 tickets into the game, but I hung out with someone amazing people from different colleges around Western PA. I now know that the Student Rush line is more then a bunch of college kids waiting to watch a hockey game, it is a great way to meet new friends. From 1:30 in the afternoon until the gates opened at 5:30 (and the thunderstorm at 4), I sat in sheer(good eye Meg) bliss at what was happening, waiting in line to help the Penguins turn the page from Mellon Arena to Consol Energy Center. My cousin and I recieved tickets to section 115 (had to be 185 dollar seats), we looked around at the sight in front of us, got together with other rushers in our section, and even got on the jumbotron!
This game didn't mean anything in the standings for the Penguins, but it meant something to us. It was a game that almost never came, and as I wound down to a 5-1 win for the Guins, it felt like home, and in reality is home, home of our Penguins, for good. It is hard to put the Consol experience into words but hopefully this will do some justice.
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