Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Igloos Don't Last Forever BY Mike Buzzelli

Just about everyone in the tri-state area has an opinion about the Mellon Arena in downtown Pittsburgh. I thought I'd throw my two cents into the ring (rink?).
While I was growing up, it was the Civic Arena. Then it was Mellon Arena. We always called it the igloo. I always thought it looked like a big flying saucer that crash-landed in Pittsburgh.
In the Mellon/Civic Arena I have seen the Harlem Globetrotters, Bruno Sammartino, the Pittsburgh Spirit, the Go Go's, Cyndi Lauper, the Black Eyed Peas and LMFAO. The Penguins didn't win every game I saw, but the Globetrotters did (those poor Washington Capitals).
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