City of Champions NO QUESTION. PITTSBURGH IS ONE GREAT SPORTS TOWN! Sources like Sporting News place Pittsburgh consistently among the top 10 best cities for sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the most popular website in the National Hockey League. Fox Sports rates PNC Park as the best ballpark in Major League Baseball. And Pittsburgh Steelers fans are always ranked among the nation’s best fans. The City of Champions boasts a successful track record of attracting high-profile hockey events, too. The NCAA selected the Robert Morris University Colonials to host the 2013 Men’s Frozen Four. The National Hockey League chose Heinz Field for the 2011 Winter Classic. This summer, Pittsburgh will again be in the spotlight as the host city for the 2012 NHL Draft. CONSOL Energy Center is the NHL’s first LEED Gold certified hockey arena with environmental sustainability at its core. The center features state-of-the-art amenities and provides spectacular views of one of America’s great skylines. Pittsburgh has experience hosting a number of major sports events. The 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships (Rounds 2 and 3) took place in Pittsburgh. And, in 2016, Oakmont Country Club will again host the U.S. Open. In past years, Pittsburgh hosted the MLB All-Star Game, East Coast Junior Girls National Volleyball Championship and NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships. The city also successfully reeled in two world-class fishing tournaments – the CITGO Bassmaster Classic and the Forrest L.Wood Cup. Pittsburgh’s supportive community helps attract these top-notch events. Thanks to world-class facilities (think: David Lawrence Convention Center, CONSOL Energy Center and Petersen Events Center) and Pittsburgh’s sports town reputation, more high-profile events will come to the City of Champions! STATS Pittsburgh named among the top 20 destinations in the world to visit in 2012 by National Geographic Traveler 200+ hotels and 23,000+ rooms Nine tournament-quality indoor ice rinks within 10 miles of downtown with seating between 300 and 18,000 2012 NHL Draft and 2013 NCAA Men's Frozen Four hosted at CONSOL Energy Center, the NHL’s first LEED Gold certified arena A new seasonal outdoor public rink called “Penguins Pond”
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