Reporting John Shumway
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –It’s becoming an annual tradition that the Pittsburgh Penguins qualify for the playoffs and they plan on keeping up a popular tradition for fans this year.
According to the team’s official website, the big screen will be back for every game of the Penguins’ opening round series against the New York Islanders.
However, the big screen will be moved across the street near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place.
The Penguins first set up the big screen in 2008 as a way for fans who don’t have tickets to the games to still take part in the playoff atmosphere.
The big screen is available to all fans free of charge, but there are some rules to keep in mind if you plan on attending.
Grills, glass and alcohol will not be permitted in the big screen area.
As for fans who do have tickets to the games, there is no official whiteout as there has been in the past. All fans will receive a white rally towel, but the team is encouraging fans “to wear their Penguins gear in any color.”
If you want to dress up your lawn with support of the Penguins, yard signs will be available at area Pizza Hut land Dick’s Sporting Goods locations.
For more information on these fan initiatives and more, visit the Penguins’ website here.