One year after playing in the final basketball game at Mellon Arena, Pitt and Duquesne will… One year after playing in the final basketball game at Mellon Arena, Pitt and Duquesne will become the first two college teams to play at Consol Energy Center.
This year’s City Game will take place on Dec. 1 at the new arena, according to Pitt officials.
Early reports indicated that the game will take place at the Petersen Events Center, since it is technically a Pitt home game. Last year Duquesne gave up its home game to hold the City Game at the Igloo. Pitt is returning the favor this year.
The Panthers and the Dukes even have their own separate locker rooms in the new arena, and each team will be hosting other games there this season. Pitt will host Tennessee there as a part of the DirecTV SEC/Big East Invitational on Dec. 11.
The next day, Duquesne will host West Virginia at Consol Energy Center, as well as Atlantic 10 conference opponents Dayton and Xavier later in the season.
Pitt defeated Duquesne 67-58 in double overtime last year at Mellon Arena.