Posted on: September 12, 2008 7:03 pm

Pens' new igloo

Ground broke awhile back for the Penguins new home arena.
Arena groundbreaking is great day for hockey

Although work on the new arena has been under way for some time at this site, government and Penguins officials ceremonially broke ground yesterday on the long-awaited, much-debated facility. Everyone knew it was going to happen, but actually seeing shovels in the ground brought home the full impact of what this means.

Here's a link for more information and photos about the arena, which will seat a little more than 18,000 people.

Where the new arena is in relation to Mellon Arena.

Concept drawing of the new arena.

Looks nice ... but generic. I'm not totally sold on new arenas.
Most, if not all, in my opinion are sterile, antiseptic, and separate fans based on class.
Also, most have at least two bowls, if not more, which limits good sight lines.
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