Pittsburgh Power extends lease at Consol Energy Center, cuts ticket prices

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Arena Football League team has extended its lease at Consol Energy Center, and is cutting most ticket prices in an attempt to boost attendance.

The Pittsburgh Power on Monday announced the lease extension through the 2016 season.

The team drew nearly 9,200 fans a game to the 18,000-seat arena in 2011, but averaged about 5,800 fans this past season. The National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins is the arena's primary tenant.

The team is cutting some single-game tickets by up to 67 percent for 2014. That means individual game tickets will range from $15 for end zone seats to $50 for seats in the first three rows next to the field. Season tickets will range from two for $99 in the end zone -- $5.50 per game -- to $225 each for the nine-game season.