PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The Pittsburgh Penguins are doing their best to lure back fans after the NHL lockout.
The team announced Thursday on their website that they will offer free selected concession items and "half off" all merchandise at the team's first four games at CONSOL Energy Center.
Every fan attending each of those games will receive a voucher for three free concession items. Fans may choose from among hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, nachos, popcorn, pretzels, salads and fountain drinks.
The team also announced, all merchandise at "PensGear" stores will be half off for the first four games. The PensGear store in the main lobby of CONSOL Energy Center and PensGear at SouthSide Works will offer the half-off discount throughout the day on the first four home dates.
In addition, the Penguins will hold a week-long program of contests for fans to win exciting prizes leading up to the home opener. The contests will be held via social media and the team's website. Prizes include:
- A pair of tickets to every home game during the 2013 regular season
- A road trip for two to see the Penguins play the Rangers in New York City (airfare, accommodations, tickets)
- Three autographed jerseys – one each from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury
- Four seats in the first row at the home opener, including dinner in the Lexus Club and limo service to and from the game
- Two five-game mini-plans
- Six lower bowl tickets to any regular season game
- $700 of merchandise at PensGear
The team also says training camp sessions at CONSOL Energy Center will be open to the public, and free.
The Penguins will distribute promotional items at each of the first 15 home games. All fans attending the home opener will receive a gold "Great Day For Hockey" t-shirt.
The team will provide single-game ticket information as soon as the NHL schedule is released.
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