Pittsburgh’s PPG PAINTS Arena (formerly CONSOL Energy Center) opened in 2010 and soon became known as the region’s top destination for major concerts. This state-of-the-art arena has been one of western Pennsylvania’s top venues for huge concert tours from stars like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Katy Perry, and many more music icons.
This year there will be plenty more chances to see the world’s top performers as they swing through Pittsburgh on tour. Read on for a breakdown of PPG PAINTS Arena concert seating options, or jump ahead to see the latest schedule of concerts at the arena.
PPG PAINTS Arena Seating Chart
For concerts, the PPG PAINTS Arena seating chart will feature three main seating areas. Standard stadium-style seating is available in the Lower and Upper Levels, which encircle the arena floor. Concerts at PPG PAINTS Arena also provide temporary seating options on the Floor Level, allowing fans to get up close to their favorite artists. There are also private suites located in between the Lower and Upper Levels.
PPG PAINTS Arena Floor Level Views
Since the stage will usually be set up on the Floor Level, seating options here are in high demand. The seating configuration may include space for reserved seating, general admission, or a combination of the two. For general admission, you’ll be packed in with fellow fans on a first-come, first-served basis. No seats are available on the floor in general admission areas.
When reserved seating is available, the rows of seats are typically available in different sections on the floor. You can choose how close you want to be to the stage when reserved seating is available. Generally, seats closest to the stage are considered the most desirable by concertgoers.
PPG PAINTS Arena Lower Level Views
In the Lower Level of PPG PAINTS Arena, the seating bowl begins. This level offers the first option for tiered rows of seats, making it a little easier to see over fans sitting in front of you. The Lower Level always features permanent seating, even when the floor is set up as a general admission area.
PPG PAINTS Arena Suite Views
The suites at PPG PAINTS Arena aren’t always available for every concert, but these VIP areas are excellent choices for live music. With more privacy than seats in any other level, suites give you the chance to experience a concert on a more intimate level. The suites’ prime location in the middle of the arena also makes for great sound quality during the show.
PPG PAINTS Arena Upper Level Views
In the Upper Level, you’ll be farther from the stage, but you’ll have a sweeping view of the audience and the stage where the performer is stationed. Since the stage is generally set up on the end of the arena floor, sections closer to the side of the stage may have a better view than those at the far end of the arena.
PPG PAINTS Arena Concerts Schedule
Concerts at PPG PAINTS Arena are held year round, so there’s always something to look forward to at the arena. Click the red “Tickets” button below to see when the year’s hottest concert tours are coming to Pittsburgh. Once you choose a show, you’ll be able to view a customized seating chart for the concert.
PPG PAINTS Arena Concert Schedule