Friday, March 16, 2012

NCAA® 2012 Men’s Basketball Championship 2nd Round Games Shatter Attendance Records at CONSOL Energy Center

Thursday's 2nd Round NCAA® Men's Basketball Championship games at SMG managed CONSOL Energy Center set records for the top two crowds for any indoor sporting event in Pittsburgh history.  19,413 attended the evening session (Gonzaga vs. West Virginia & Ohio State vs. Loyola MD) and 18,927 for the afternoon session (Kansas State vs. Southern Mississippi & Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville).

The 19,413 also tops the record for any Pittsburgh indoor arena event, previously held by Elton John (19,285) at CONSOL Energy Center on March 23, 2011.

NCAA March Madness® continues at CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday, March 17 for 3rd round games between #1 Syracuse and #8 Kansas State at 12:15 p.m., followed by #2 Ohio State and #7 Gonzaga 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.