Prompted by the Pittsburgh Penguins big win last night in Washington, Today’s MOTD focuses on the houses that Lemieux built. The map (I cheated and put some pictures too) is a fun showing of change by comparison showing the buildings and area that was demolished for the building of the new Consol Energy Center.
Mellon Arena (formerly the Civic Auditorium and Civic Arena, nicknamed The Igloo) is an arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It primarily serves as the home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the city’s National Hockey League (NHL) franchise. Constructed in 1961, for the use of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO) Mellon Arena has hosted multiple concerts, as well as hockey, basketball, tennis, boxing, wrestling, and soccer matches. The Arena was the world’s first major indoor sports stadium with a retractable roof.
Consol Energy Center Mellon Arena
Capacity: Hockey: 18,087 Hockey: 16,940
Basketball: 19,000 Basketball: 17,537
End Stage: 14,536 End Stage: 12,800
Center Stage: 19,758 Center Stage: 18,039
Square Footage: 720,000/ 420,000
Suites: 62 Suites + 4 Party Suites/ 52 Suites
Club Seats: 2,000/ 1,696