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Penguins ready to break ground on new arena

They will be breaking ground this week on the house that Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby helped to inspire.
Pittsburghers, a notoriously suspicious bunch, may finally heave a big sigh of relief. The Penguins’ new $200 million arena, is having a groundbreaking ceremony. Lemieux, now the team’s owner, is expected to be one of the dignitaries on hand for the event. He won’t have far to walk to get where center ice will be. The new arena, which is scheduled to be ready for the 2010-11 season, will go up across the street from Mellon Arena, the team’s home ice since joining the NHL in 1967.