1967 Original Civic Arena Mellon Arena Stadium Complete Pair of Red Seats Home of The. This is a Rare one of a kind pair of Original Civic Arena /Mellon Arena Stadium Seat from the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Red seats where behind the Goals. Comes with Letter of authenticity from Penguins with serial number.Do to size of seats they will come un-assembled but original directions for assemble will be included. These are very easy to assemble all bolts will be placed in proper holes you just have to tighten screws. Civic Arena (formerly the Civic Auditorium and later Mellon Arena) was an arena located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Feet, constructed with nearly 3,000 tons of Pittsburgh steel and supported solely by a massive 260-foot-long cantilevered arm on the exterior. Even though it was designed and engineered as a retractable-roof dome, the operating cost and repairs to the hydraulic jacks halted all full retractions after 1995, and the roof stayed permanently closed after 2001. The first roof opening was during a July 4, 1962 Carol Burnett show to which she exclaimed Ladies and Gentlemen... Constructed in 1961 for use by the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO), it was the brainchild of department store owner Edgar J. The Civic Arena hosted numerous concerts, the circus, political and religious rallies, roller derbies as well as contests in hockey, basketball, fish tournament weigh-ins, pro tennis, boxing, wrestling, lacrosse, football, ice skating championships, kennel shows, and soccer. The structure was used as the backdrop for several major Hollywood films, most prominently Sudden Death in 1995. Prior to its demise, it was known as Mellon Arena, named for Mellon Financial, specifically American businessman and 49th Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Their naming rights expired on August 1, 2010 and the arena was once again known as the Civic Arena. The Civic Arena closed on June 26, 2010. As part of the 1967 NHL expansion, the city of Pittsburgh was selected to host one of six new franchises.
With a hockey seating capacity of 12,508, Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena was eight seats over the NHL's minimum seating benchmark. Due to its outward appearance, the Arena was nicknamed "The Igloo" which led to the naming of the Penguins. The Penguins debuted at the Civic Arena on October 11, 1967 in a 21 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.Andy Bathgate scored the Penguins's first goal in the arena. It was the first NHL game played between an expansion team and an "Original Six" team.
The Penguins won their first game at the Arena on October 21, when they became the first expansion team to beat an original NHL franchisebesting the Chicago Black Hawks 42. On January 21, 1990, the Civic Arena hosted the 41st National Hockey League All-Star Game. Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux scored three goals on his first three shotsthe first coming 21 seconds into the game. He later scored a fourth goal and was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
The arena also hosted the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, as well as games of the 1991, 1992, 2008, and 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. The 2008 Finals marked the only occasion that the Stanley Cup was presented on Mellon Arena ice, after the Penguins were defeated by the Detroit Red Wings in six games. Welcome to Authentic Stadium Seats. Since 1998 we have been Authenticating stadium memorabilia. We have participated in over 15 Nationals, appeared in numerous SCD (Sports Collectors Digest) articles.
Help in seat removal of Milwaukee County Stadium, Tiger Stadium and St Louis Busch Stadium. The item "TWO Original Civic Arena Mellon Arena Stadium Seat Pittsburgh Penguins NHL RED" is in sale since Monday, May 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Other Vintage Sports Mem".The seller is "1234stlouis" and is located in O'Fallon, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.