Allegheny County Exec. Says They Are “Doing Everything They Can” To Make Pittsburgh A Hub City For NHL Playoffs

Rachel Kalas
May 29, 2020 - 8:40 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – As the area prepares to go into the green phase on June 5th, the question of sports is on many people’s minds.

More specifically, will the NHL pick Pittsburgh to be one of the hub cities for the playoffs?

Newsradio 1020 KDKA host Dan Zangrilli spoke with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald about the upcoming move into the green phase, and what his thoughts are on Pittsburgh hosting the NHL playoffs.


"We’re doing everything we can to help [the Penguins] along that line,” Fitzgerald said Friday.

“We’ve shown great levels of corporation here between the government sector, our health department folks, our sports teams…the NHL has certainly been here in the past when they had the draft here a couple of years ago. We’ve had some great playoff runs in which the NHL has had finals here…I think the NHL knows Pittsburgh will be able to be very cooperative to make this happen.”

Fitzgerald also highlighted Pittsburgh’s medical facilities and infrastructures that can handle the number of people that would be coming into the city.

“Pittsburgh, because our numbers have been so low, I think, we would be in a good competitive spot compared to these other cities.”  

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