PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced that $4.7 million has been received from Rivers today and put toward construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center.
To support the stadium development, per agreement with the SEA, Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually in two separate installments, April 1 and October 1. The agreement runs through October 2038.
To date, Rivers Casino has generated $37.5 million to help fund CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh’s first and only casino, which opened in August 2009, has nearly 3,000 slots, more than 100 table games, and nine distinct restaurants and bars, as well as a multi-purpose banquet space. For the fourth year in a row, Rivers was named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by readers of Casino Player magazine.
“CONSOL Energy Center is a premier sports and entertainment venue, and we’re proud to support this destination, which brings so many visitors to the city of Pittsburgh,” said Craig Clark, general manager, Rivers Casino.
Rivers Casino annually provides approximately $161 million in contributions for the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Commonwealth. In addition to CONSOL Energy Center, the casino contributes to the city’s economic development and tourism fund.
“Rivers Casino continues to demonstrate its commitment to being a good corporate citizen on the North Shore and throughout the city,” said Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Fontana, chairman of the SEA.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine, “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine and “Best Casino” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The casino features nearly 3,000 slots, more than 100 table games, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. More than $380 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.