Fitzgerald, Gainey, Penguins Hosting Friday Playoff Rally in Market Square
County, City Proclaiming Friday “Black and Gold Day” to Support the Team
PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, City of Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host a playoff rally Friday at noon in Market Square. All fans are welcome to attend. The team is hosting the New York Rangers on Friday night in game six of the series and fan support will be critical to carrying them to victory.
County Executive Fitzgerald and Mayor Gainey have also issued a joint proclamation declaring tomorrow, Friday, May 13, 2022, as “Black and Gold Day” and are encouraging all fans to wear their black and gold in support of the team.
The full text of the joint proclamation follows:
WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Penguins are making a return to the Stanley Cup Championships for the 2021-22 season with a 46-25-11 record and 103 points scored in the regular season; the team faces the New York Rangers for Game 6 of the Eastern First Round on Friday night, May 13, 2022, at PPG Paints Arena; and
WHEREAS, the Penguins and Rangers enter Game 6 with the Penguins leading the series 3-2; it’s been six years since the teams last met in the playoffs with the Penguins defeating New York 4-1 that year; the Penguins-Rangers rivalry has only continued to grow since that time; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the fans in attendance inside PPG Paints Arena, the F.N.B. Big Screen, presented by F.N.B. Corporation, will once again be located on the corner of Centre Avenue and Logan Street, directly across from PPG Paints Arena for fans to join in to root on the Penguins outside the arena as well; and
WHEREAS, it’s common knowledge that when a team plays Pittsburgh, they play the entire city; to make that fact even more evident, all fans are encouraged to wear their black and gold throughout the county and city on Friday to show their Pittsburgh Penguins pride.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, by virtue of the authority vested in us, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 13, 2022 as “Black and Gold” Day in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hand this 12th day of May, 2022.