With the opening of the new Consol Energy Center approaching (Fall 2010), there has been many active campaigners against the demolition of the current Penguins home, Mellon Arena -- lovingly referred to by all as "the Igloo."
I never really knew the vast history of it (I knew some), but apparently my knowledge didn't even begin to scratch the surface of the life that this building has had.
If you are someone who believes that something should be done with the Mellon Arena instead of just having it demolished (or even if you've never thought about it), it's worth your time to read what some people are saying / actively campaigning be done to reuse the Mellon Arena.
Currently, there is a petition against the demolition of the building and have it made a historical landmark.
I urge you to read up on this issue and consider signing the petition before it's too late.
THIS IS OUR HOME (that holds many valuable memories) - let's join together to do what we can to preserve it.
FACEBOOK GROUP: Reuse the Igloo! (Mellon Arena) -- PLEASE JOIN!!
PPG Article: Architect states case to preserve the Igloo (VERY interesting concept!)