Experience Professional Hockey Games at the CONSOL Energy Center

This state-of-the-art arena is the place to be for great hockey games in PA.

Hockey is one of America's top winter sports. If you want to know where to catch a hockey game in Pittsburgh this season, plan a visit to the CONSOL Energy Center. This state-of-the-art arena not only gives you a great rink-side experience but is also a first-rate attraction for the whole family.

Hockey Games at Consol Energy CenterThe locals know that if you want a top sports experience in the Steel City, you should take in some of the best teams' hockey games at the CONSOL Energy Center. The excitement will begin as soon as you walk through the doors of this downtown Pittsburgh arena. The CONSOL Energy Center's spacious seats will keep you comfortable, and you'll have unobstructed views of the rink to keep you right in the middle of the action. The center has two 360-degree LED rings, an HD scoreboard and 800 HD TVs throughout the arena, so you'll never miss a second of the action even if you have to step away for a moment.

The CONSOL Energy Center also has many tempting dining options. There are two clubs where you can nosh on bistro fare while watching the action on HD screens, or you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the center's fine dining restaurant. Beer aficionados won't want to miss the pub where you can sip a local microbrew while taking in the Pittsburgh skyline.

Stay at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square if you're planning a trip to CONSOL Energy Center. Our waterfront hotel is located near the arena and other major Pittsburgh attractions like Heinz Field and Rivers Casino. Our newly renovated hotel offers deluxe amenities including a 37-inch TV in every room and a spacious lobby.

Watch Exciting Football Games at Heinz Stadium!

Your favorite Pittsburgh football games happen here.

If you are a football fan wondering where to see a football game in Pittsburgh, the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is close to the exciting football games at Heinz Stadium and offers convenience when you are in Pittsburgh to catch your favorite teams in action. In addition to professional football games, Heinz Stadium is the site of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers games. Its gift shops carry their merchandise as well as that of the professional teams.

Football Games at Heinz StadiumHeinz Stadium has a full schedule of professional football games as well as well as concerts and other events. Since it opened in 2001, it has been the home of our favorite Pittsburgh football team and is covered in black and gold during the season, ablaze with the colors that the die-hard fans wear to games. Perfect views of the giant scoreboard prevail from all the seats, and more than 500 TVs placed throughout Heinz Field ensure an exciting experience. An interesting note about this stadium: Scattered throughout the field are 60 murals from area high schools, winners of a WPIAL or City League Football Championship. In addition to great football games, concerts are held here; notable ones that have been performed at Heinz Field include rousing events by Taylor Swift, U2 and Blake Sheldon. In addition to concerts, soccer games and competitions are also held here.

Now going to a football game at Heinz Field just got better.  Take advantage of Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square Football Package and enjoy special savings.  Package includes round trip tickets on Gateway Clipper to Heinz Field for each registered guest and Parking for 1 car in Sheraton Surface Lot only. Must list correct adult/children on reservation to receive tickets. Tickets only given for day of game. See website for terms and conditions.

You can head to the stadium for a memorable game of football or another equally memorable event and then return to a beautiful and comfortable room. The action of exciting professional football games in PA and other events is happening right nearby, and staying with us makes attending these games a breeze.

Meetings at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

Spectacular event space in Pittsburgh is available just minutes from the airport.

When you need space for a large event, meetings at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square are a perfect solution. Whether you have business to conduct or an elaborate wedding to plan, our dedicated team are ready to fulfill your every need. There are dozens of rooms to choose from, all with their own floor plan to suit your event perfectly.

Meetings at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station SquareA key benefit of our property's event space is its proximity to the airport. Our meeting space near Pittsburgh International Airport is less than 2 miles away. Shuttles, taxis or rental cars can quickly take your entire group to and from our property and the airport. Before you arrive, make sure to speak to one of our event representatives. They can walk you through the room selection process. Simply discuss the event type and maximum capacity with our staff, and they can quickly sort through all the information and narrow down your Pittsburgh conference and meeting space to a handful of suggestions. No meeting is too large or small for our reputable property.

In addition to our selection of meeting spaces, the views are spectacular. We offer riverfront scenery and skyline views from almost all our meeting spaces. Any nighttime meetings would be enhanced greatly with city lights twinkling just outside the window, transforming mundane conferences into memorable events.

Browse the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square website to learn all about our meeting spaces and adjacent rooms. There's no need to transport everyone around town when the group can stay and play at our lush property. With an indoor pool and downtown attractions just steps away, our property is perfect for any gathering coming in from out of town. Make your reservation early to secure the best room for your needs.

Quirky, Amazing Fun! Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge Race Returns!

Pittsburgh Salvation Army gears up for the return of the quirkiest charity race, Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge Race!

Get ready for the most amazing of all amazing races. Coming Sept. 12, 2015, to Pittsburgh, the annual Salvation Army Challenge race is sure to bring the quickest and cleverest teams from the Pittsburgh area to compete for the $5,000 grand prize and the title of Amazing Race Champion Team. Teams will face all kinds of physical challenges, which could include kayaking, rock climbing and good, old-fashioned sprinting, but what sets the Pittsburgh Most Amazing Race apart are the mental challenges and the "silly" factor. At different stages of the race along a mystery course encompassing Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, teams will have to solve puzzles, form strategies and complete off-the-wall challenges, designed to bring out the giggles and guffaws of both the spectators and contestants.

Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge RaceWin or lose, the challenge race contestants race to benefit Salvation Army and realize the value of participating for a good cause. Race teams raise money for the Salvation Army youth programs and the 50 2-person teams who gather the most in contributions earn a place on the starting line. Top earners will find bonuses along the race route that may help them to victory!

Visit the Pittsburgh's City-Wide Challenge Race website to find out more about entering.

After all the preparation for the race and the excitement of race day, you'll want to kick back and enjoy the city of Pittsburgh. Our Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square provides excellent accommodations downtown with easy access to the race, restaurants and entertainment. Find out more by visiting our website.

Labor Day Weekend in Pittsburgh Hosts Three Amazing Events

Don't miss out on all of the things to do in Pittsburgh to wrap up your summer!

Summer is coming to a close, but it's going out with a bang in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Three major events headline the three-day weekend (September 5th - 7th) celebration in the Steel City.

Labor Day Weekend in PittsburghPittsburgh's Renaissance Festival occurs every weekend from August 22 through September 27, 2015. Featuring music, food and live entertainment such as hypnotists and fire-eaters, this festival has it all for the Renaissance enthusiast. Labor Day Weekend is perfect for the family as children under 12 get in for free and can enjoy a Prince, Princess and Pirate Party!

Another special event is the Labor Day Slovene Polka Cruise by Gateway Clipper Fleet, a three-hour river cruise on Monday, September 7th. The Gateway Clipper Fleet is Pittsburgh's top cruise line offering themed holiday tours down the city's famous three rivers. The Slovene Polka Cruise is a fun and unique way to celebrate Labor Day with music and dancing.

Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade is the perfect opportunity to visit the downtown area and explore all that this city has to offer. The parade begins at 9 a.m. on the morning of September 7, 2015 and runs through the heart of downtown. Once you're downtown, take a look around and visit sites like the Carnegie Art Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, and Carnegie Natural History Museum. The Duquesne Incline provides an incredible view of the city from one of Pittsburgh's most famous attractions.

The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is located in the heart of the city, across the Monongahela River from Point State Park and Heinz Field. With amenities like the Sheraton Club Lounge and an indoor pool and fitness center, our upscale hotel is the premiere destination for Labor Day visitors to Pittsburgh.

Try Your Luck at the Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

See great live bands at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh

If you enjoy slots, table games, video poker and other casino games, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is a destination you will definitely want to visit. With a total of more than 2,800 games, this is one of the best places to enjoy an exciting day without the kids. After you've had your fill of gaming, you can enjoy dining at one of several restaurants. The Grand View Buffet, West End Cafe, Ciao, Wheelhouse and Andrews Steak & Seafood are all available to satisfy your appetite no matter what type of food you prefer.

The casino also offers first-rate entertainment. Levels, a club that overlooks the casino, has live entertainment Thursday through Saturday. All summer long, you can also enjoy the Live on the River Free Concerts series, which features tribute bands who play classic tunes from your favorite artists.

Rivers CasinoUpcoming events include:
Saturday, July 18 –Good Vibrations; music of the Beach Boys.
Friday, July 31-Asbury Fever; music of Bruce Springsteen.
Saturday, August 1-Full Moon Fever -Tom Petty Tribute.
Friday, August 14 -Johnny Angel with Melvin Steals.

In addition to casinos in Pittsburgh PA, the city is a fun and exciting destination for dining, entertainment, shopping and sightseeing. The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, which has recently undergone a complete renovation, is located in the trendy Station Square section of downtown Pittsburgh. We offer many specials that allow you to save money, such as A Room with a View & Breakfast, which provides you with amazing views of the city skyline and riverfront and one complimentary breakfast per person. You'll also be very close to many great shops and restaurants as well as Heinz Field, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, PNC Park and the exciting Rivers Casino. Some of the exciting things to do in Pittsburgh are a short distance from the hotel. Visit our website or call 866-716-8134 with rate code LWPKG1 to reserve your stay.

Experience Racing Like Never Before with the ElectroDash 5K

This glow in the dark 5K run will have Pittsburgh moving and grooving.

What do you get when you cross a late-night dance party with a 5K race? The answer is the ElectroDash. This Pittsburgh event will bring racing into a whole new light on August 14, 2015. Entrants will begin racing in two waves, both starting after 8 p.m., well after the sun has settled and the night has begun. The course will be illuminated with a series of neon lights, shapes, designs and more. Electronic dance music will be pumping to get your body ready to move.

ElectroDash 5KBeginning as a nighttime race and obstacle course, the ElectroDash quickly turns into a blur of glow-in-the-dark racers and ends in a flurry of electronic music, neon accessories and lots of dancing. Just for signing up, runners get their very own glow-in-the-dark glasses and bracelet. Watch as the sky lights up with laser shows and you experience photo booths and more neon lights than you have ever seen.

Part of the proceeds from the ElectroDash 5K Dance Party in Pittsburgh will benefit the FitUnited Pittsburgh initiative. FitUnited Pittsburgh was launched by the United Way of Allegheny County to help raise awareness and promote the need for physical activity in children. To further help the cause, event organizers are asking racers to bring used sports equipment to donate.

Visit the ElectroDash 5K website to learn more about this fun and exciting nighttime 5K run in Pittsburgh.

After you finish your glow-in-the-dark race and night of loud jams, relax at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Here you can revel in the events of the night while you grab a bite to eat at one of our dining and lounge establishments. Visit our website for more details, packages and information.

Monsters of Hip Hop A-List is Almost Here

The ultimate weekend of dance takes place at Monsters Dance in Pittsburgh.

Monsters Dance Conventions are all hip hop dance events that provide instruction from professional commercial hip hop choreographers as well as auditions for dancers. The two-day workshops bring real opportunities to hip hop dancers across the country by offering seminars, performance opportunities, freestyle battles and auditions to earn scholarships and interviews with top hip hop agencies. Monsters A-Team alumni include dancers and choreographers like Parris Goebel, Christina Chandler and Lyle Beniga.

Monsters Of Hip HopAs part of the Unleash the Beat Tour, the Monsters Dance Pittsburgh runs September 18-20, 2015. You can enter your A-Game Routines in hip hop dance competitions for prizes and awards. There are categories for solo, duo/trio, small group and large group. Get an opportunity to practice your freestyle skills in front of the faculty judges. For dancers and teams that show real potential, the A-game agency award provides introductions to and interviews with hip hop agencies like CTG, BLOC and GTA. If choreography is your skill, you can win a submission to the Choreographer's Cup and a chance to guest teach at one of the future Monsters Dance events.

This year, Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is hosting the Monsters of Hip Hop Convention in Pittsburgh. Stay in the heart of a river front complex that offers restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Check our site for special group rates available for convention attendees making reservations by August 19, depending on availability. Spots may fill up quickly for Monsters Dance, so make sure to register early for the best rates and to avoid sellout. Early registration ends for the convention September 1st. Standard rates will be available through September 15. Visit Monsters Dance for more details about the competition, awards, schedule and registration information.

Summer Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory

Experience gorgeous flower exhibits at Phipps Conservatory.

For those who want to add beauty to their day-to-day routine life as a remedy for the stress of modern life, take the time out of your hectic schedule to plan a relaxing vacation getaway. To that end, we welcome you for weekend trip to enjoy the ornate and seasonal flower displays featured at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.

If you are looking for flower shows in Pittsburgh, be sure to catch the Summer Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden. Take advantage of this opportunity to see a beautiful natural collection of the world’s flowers in one breathtaking exhibit after another.

Summer Flower Show at Phipps ConservatoryThe show features a wide variety of exotic flower species from all over the world, from rare jungle orchids to gorgeous desert wildflowers. There will also be specimens from the American prairies as well as the coastal regions. You’re sure to be amazed at their stunning variety and their beautiful shapes and colors. Enjoy the award-winning sculptures, statues, cool wells and old-fashioned ironwork that complement the gardens' natural scenery. Don't miss the famous bronze statue of the poet Robert Burns, a gift from Andrew Carnegie in 1914, that sits at the entrance to the Aquatic Gardens.

A flower show is a wonderful way to soothe your mind and your senses. You’ll take in scents from the sweetest Jasmine to the most delicate rose. You’ll see flowers in every color and shade imaginable. Learn about their life cycles, their contribution to the ecosystem and view rare carnivorous plants trick insects and small animals into becoming prey.

As you make the most of your weekend of beauty and relaxation, we would like to invite you to plan your overnight stay at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Located less than five miles from Phipps Conservatory, it's the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Let us be your home away from home.

Attend the Summer Jam Free Concert Series in Pittsburgh

Where you can find free concerts in Pittsburgh this summer

If you're going to be in Pittsburgh this summer, one of the most enjoyable cultural events in the city is the Summer Jam Free Concert Series held on Friday nights at Station Square, by the riverfront. These are popular community events that feature both local and nationally known acts performing hits from the 1970s through today. The summer jams at Station Square will be going on throughout the season, from June 26 through Aug. 28, and the music will begin at 8 p.m. Here is the schedule for this summer:

Summer Jam Concert Series6/26: Brownie Mary + Buzz Poets
7/3: Nieds Hotel Band + Bridgewater Station
7/10: Livewire + Ratm2
7/24: The Edgar Winter Band + Silent Partner
7/31: Bruce in the USA + Time Tested
8/7: The Outlaws + Sicksense
8/14: Quinn Sullivan + Jill West and Blues Attack
8/21: Full Moon Fever + Traffic Jam
8/28: Gathering Field + Nameless in August

Station Square is one of Pittsburgh's most popular places to gather for eating, socializing and live entertainment. Aside from the music, you can enjoy the Fountain at Bessemer Court, which dazzles the eyes with its multicolored water jets. You can also find Segway tours and tour boats that operate out of Station Square.

If you're looking for a convenient and comfortable place to stay in downtown Pittsburgh, the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square will put you in the center of all the action. Our recently renovated waterfront hotel is right next to the free summer concerts at Station Square as well as other nearby attractions such as PNC Park, the Convention Center and Rivers Casino. Another benefit to reserving your room at the Sheraton is that you will be very close to many of the city's best restaurants and unique shops.