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By Naten53 @ 2005-04-24 14:42:01

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Overlooking the Mellon Arena from a parking lot (February 14, 2010)
Scoreboard after Sidney Crosby's first career goal
A full house stands for the National Anthem
Penguins vs. Bruins - October 8, 2005
Stanley Cup on display in Pittsburgh
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@ 2005-10-19 16:05:45
The roof isn't opened that often and never for hockey games, but it works well. Built in 1961 of 2,950 tons of Pittsburgh steel, the arena features the largest retractable stainless steel roof in the world. The roof has no interior supports -- which means there are few obstructed-view seats in the Arena. The roof is 170,000 square feet and is designed to open or close in 2.5 minutes. The Igloo seats 17,537 for hockey and 18,500 for concerts. There are 56 skyboxes and 1,696 in-arena luxury seats. The arena also features the Igloo Club which can accommodate over 400 people for banquet functions. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, the Civic Arena serves 2.7 million people in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia areas.

http://hockey.ballparks.com/NHL/PittsburghPenguins/
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@ 2009-11-29 10:49:41
Nicknamed "The Igloo"
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@ 2010-04-08 13:14:23
1961-2010
Here are some newspaper articles from it's grand opening (zoom out to see more after clicking the link)...
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mMAbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=q04EAAAAIBAJ&pg=7043%2C698700