Friday, September 17, 2010

Remembering The Igloo











This hockey season will be a little different for Pittsburgh Penguins fans, players, hell, even the visiting teams.

No longer will Pens fans sit in their familiar seats at Mellon Arena.

No longer will visiting teams have to dress in one of the smallest locker rooms in the league.

Sidney Crosby will have to find new superstitious doors to walk through and poles to walk around.

Mellon Arena, The Igloo, The Pittsburgh Civic Centre, whatever you called it, will be no more

The Penguins, of course, have moved across the street to the shiny new Consol Energy Center, and Lady Mellon will sit empty.

The Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority has moved to demolish the Pittsburgh land mark.

The boys at The Pensblog have started a wave - nay - a tsunami of support for a way to memorialize the Mellon Arena.

It's freaking brilliant if you ask me.

Check it out.

- Jaye



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