Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 1/10/13

The Pittsburgh Penguins have become the first NHL team to announce that they will be running a fairly sizable “we’re sorry” promotion.  Fans attending any of the first four home games at the CONSOL Energy Center will be offered free selected concessions and half-off all team merchandise inside the arena. Fans will receive a voucher for three free concession items to choose from among hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, nachos, popcorn, pretzels, salads and fountain drinks. The Penguins are also running a week-long program of contests for fans to win prizes leading up to the home opener.  The contests will be held via social media and the team’s website.  Fans will have chances to win: 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 It’s quite obvious that teams will have to do some work to get fans back into the arenas nationwide.  And by work I mean giving away free stuff.  The Penguins have gotten that memo. NHL.com

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win over Yankees in Wild Card game

Report: Patriots work out RB Boom Herron

Karlos Williams suffered concussion in Week 4

Houston taped SMU jerseys to ground as motivational tactic

Lionel Messi cleared of tax fraud charges

Clemson WR Mike Williams 'likely' out for rest of season


Week 5 NFL game watchability rankings

Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

Greg Hardy excited to face Tom Brady because of wife Gisele

Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to hit-and-run DUI

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy this year

Josh McCown, Craig Robertson defend Joe Haden

Six keys to victory for Cubs-Pirates NL Wild Card game

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Greyson Lambert will remain Georgia's starter

Rick Ross still wants to be part-owner of Miami Dolphins

Usain Bolt and USC star Adoree' Jackson got to meet

Texas QB downplays talk of infighting within team

Miami's Twitter account bombarded by FSU fans

Six of the biggest NFL disappointments this season

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The weakest undefeated team

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Belichick: Patriots use rulebook to ‘maximize our opportunities’

Bronson Arroyo’s former assistant arrested for allegedly selling pitcher’s boat illegally

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 6 of the college football season

Astros pitch their way to 3-0 win in WC game

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

The controversy and numbers behind the 'CONCACAF Cup'

Why the Thunder starters need to stay healthy

Roddy White: I want to catch passes

Five questions about the 2015 AL Wild Card game

Bowling Green State coach saves motorist from serious injury

Bills defenders: Odell Beckham Jr. is a prima donna

Lifelong Yankees fan disses Alex Rodriguez in obituary

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker