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Pittsburgh awards demolition contract for Civic Arena

{jathumbnail off} Despite a federal lawsuit arguing Civic Arena should be saved, Pittsburgh’s Sports & Exhibition Authority is moving ahead with razing of the historic structure and awarded a $2.9-million bid for demolition. Noralco Corp. of Penn Hills was awarded the contract to tear down the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) and certainly […]

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Ice at Consol Energy Center still an issue

In almost every respect Consol Energy Center, the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), is a hit, except in one area: ice quality. The latest report: the ice quality has improved, but it’s still not where it should be. The big issue among players when the arena opened earlier this season: it was a […]

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Consol Energy Center to host 2013 Frozen Four

Another big news items in a big week of news for Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center: the arena has landed the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four tournament. Robert Morris University, in conjunction with VisitPittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins, will serve as host of the event at the Consol Energy Center, the new home of the Penguins set […]

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Penguins move offices to new arena

Another milestone in the opening of Consol Energy Center, the new home of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins: yesterday the team took possession of the office space and moved in. Up to 70 employees made the move from temporary offices at Chatham Center; they moved there after being displaced from Mellon Arena. The first event at […]

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Taylor, King close down Mellon Arena

This weekend saw the final performance in Mellon Arena history, as Carole King and James Taylor performed in concert, some 49 years after Judy Garland broke in Civic Arena. The concert was Saturday night. Judy Garland performed the first concert after the opening on Civic Arena on Oct. 19, 1961; over the years the arena […]

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McCartney, Eagles to open new arenas

Two high-profile musical acts — Paul McCartney and the Eagles — are opening two high-profile arenas this fall. In Pittsburgh, Paul McCartney will be the first musical act to play Consol Energy Center, the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL). The show is scheduled for Aug. 18, well in advance of the season opener […]

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