Land purchased for Pittsburgh's new arena
Another step to securing the Penguins future in Pittsburgh took place late last week.
The Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority ("SEA"), equivalent to Kansas City's Jackson Counts Sports Commission, purchased one property and will try to acquire another adjacent property.
Because they are going to build an arena on the properties.
SEA acquires Uptown property for arena
The SEA board on Thursday approved property purchases from eight owners totaling $10.85 million as part of the effort to assemble land on Fifth, Colwell Street and Washington Place for the arena. The prices for Mr. Bertenthal's properties, at 1015 and 1021 Fifth, were not disclosed.
Here is where that is:
5th Ave, Washington Pl. near Colwell It's not too far from the current Mellon Arena.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the Penguins will not move if plans are in place for a new arena.
Purchasing land seems like solid plans...
On another note, Evgeny Malkin reports to the Penguins today and is expected to sign an contract.
KC hockey fans, order your NHL Center Ice as soon as it is available. You won't want to miss this kid play.