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St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby woodman97 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:26 pm

The next game I'll be able to attend is the 3/16 game against the NYR. How will the St. Patrick's day parade affect my ability to get to the game? Any thoughts or suggestions (on road closures, parking, best time to get to CEC, etc.)Thanks in advance.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby bringitonhome on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:11 pm

I also need this info. Thanks!
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby Kovy27 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:21 pm

http://www.pittsburghirish.org/parade/route/index.htm

It will be a nightmare down there. So pumped that I got the Sunday game vs. Boston instead.
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Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:24 pm

No way in heck would I want to go to this game. Its going to be a traffic nightmare.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby woodman97 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:11 am

I was planning on attending both games that weekend, but, after the comments so far, I'm not so sure about Saturday's game.
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Postby lifetimefan on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:01 am

That would be why I sold my tickets to this game. It is a mess getting into town and parking for this game. I recommend you come in from the Oakland side and park up higher on 5th Avenue and walk down to the game. I have parked up past the old 5th Avenue Highschool several times without an issue, other than the walk. It will be sunny at 50 so go for it.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby Eismann on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:24 am

Its a great, fun day. Get in early, park, ???, profit.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby CERV96 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:22 am

The things I see going on during this day would make any parent proud of their child.
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Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:27 am

if you can come in via bigelow blvd, 885, or from oakland on center or 5th you shouldnt have any problems.

ive parked on 5th, forbes, or a cross street up towards mercy for every game ive gone to as an adult. there are hundreds if not thousands of spots. no sense paying and waiting to leave a garage or lot.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby penny lane on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:30 am

CERV96 wrote:The things I see going on during this day would make any parent proud of their child.

8-) :shock:

I am not going, horrendeous record when I do.It is fun; the crowd is more lively!
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Postby mbowman14 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:43 am

Went to one of my few games from Central PA the other year inadvertently on the same day as Saint Patty's Parade (3-0 loss to Montreal two years ago). It took me about 1:15 from Monroeville to my hotel which I believe was the Wyndham right at the Point. We were coming into the city around 10:30 am. Good day but traffic was ridiculous so go, but go early.
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Postby Nuge on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:07 pm

What kind of traffic am I looking at coming down from the North Hills? I've been to the parade before, but I usually take a bus from the East. I'd like to get parked by the time the parade is starting.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby CERV96 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:09 pm

How about trying this? Park at the casino and take the T to Steel City?
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:11 pm

CERV96 wrote:How about trying this? Park at the casino and take the T to Steel City?


Might be the best plan out of them all. Park for free. Beer is cheaper.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby Nuge on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:13 pm

That's not a bad option but I'm staying at the Doubletree on Saturday night, so I was hoping to park downtown.
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Postby Eismann on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:15 pm

Just get in early. Anyone who's scared of traffic is scared of life.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby Nuge on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:20 pm

Eismann wrote:Just get in early. Anyone who's scared of traffic is scared of life.


Im just trying to figure how early I need to leave.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby Admin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:22 pm

Because of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, Penguins fans are reminded to allow extra travel time on their way to CONSOL Energy Center for the 1 p.m. game against the New York Rangers.

The parade starts downtown at 10 a.m.

Most CONSOL Energy Center parking lots will open at 10 a.m. The Melody Tent lot (upper lot) will open at 7 a.m. Event parking rates will be charged.

Gates at CONSOL Energy Center will open at 11:30 a.m.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby penny lane on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:33 pm

Ha, I forgot about the T on the North Side! I can get the T, and then get off at steel plaza; above Grant Street. Or , get on at Gateway center! :D The key is early.

liberty, grant, blvd of the allies, market square~ closed
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Postby largegarlic on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:33 pm

Anybody have tips they'd be willing to share on parking spots up the hill from the arena or somewhere along 5th before it hits downtown? I've always parked downtown and walked up to the arena and have no idea what the parking options are on the other side of the arena.

I do kind of like the casino and T idea too, but like someone else above, I'm staying at a hotel downtown on Saturday night, so I'm figuring it would be more convenient to be parked somewhere closer.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby slipshod on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:39 pm

Now I feel a little better about the corporate box tickets I was going to get that were given to a client at the last minute instead.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby CERV96 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:41 pm

penny lane wrote:Ha, I forgot about the T on the North Side! I can get the T, and then get off at steel plaza; above Grant Street. Or , get on at Gateway center! :D The key is early.

liberty, grant, blvd of the allies, market square~ closed


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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby penny lane on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:19 pm

CERV96 wrote:
penny lane wrote:Ha, I forgot about the T on the North Side! I can get the T, and then get off at steel plaza; above Grant Street. Or , get on at Gateway center! :D The key is early.

liberty, grant, blvd of the allies, market square~ closed


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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby jwest21 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:35 pm

I was at the last afternoon game the same day as the parade and it wasn't TOO bad. I was coming from the North and the congestion on 279/579 was similar to playoff games- heavy but not gridlocked.

There were, however, large amounts of wandering drunk people which was entertaining.
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Re: St. Patrick's parade/rangers game.

Postby Bathgate on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:37 pm

Speaking from a bad experience, definitely avoid the Grant Street exit off the Parkway from either direction. The parade comes down Grant Street and turns right on the Blvd. of the Allies.
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