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    Default New Arena Set To Open 8/1

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09286/1005187-100.stm

    Arena on pace for Aug. 1 completion
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    By Mark Belko, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    The city's new arena is on pace for an Aug. 1 completion.

    Wayne London, principal of Populous, formerly HOK Sport Venue Event, told city planning commission members today the new home of the Penguins should be finished by then.

    "We have every reason to believe it will happen," he said. "They're doing a great job."

    Mr. London said the Consol Energy Center should be fully enclosed by the end of the year and that the "ice sheet" -- the concrete and piping needed to make ice -- should be done right after that, some four months ahead of schedule.

    "They're flying over there," he said.

    The Penguins have yet to announce an opening date or performance for the building.

    Mr. London made his comments as the planning commission approved the signs for the center. Right now, though, there are no plans for a big marquee at the venue like the one outside Mellon Arena across the street.

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    Default Re: New Arena Set To Open 8/1

    Hopefully they won't have someone *** play the first concert there like Heinz and PNC Park. I wanna say that N'Sync or the Backstreet Boys were the first concerts ot concert in those venues.

    I checke out the new arena progress daily. It's getting there. I hope that they end up putting in a camera inside so we can track the progress going on in the inside. I want to say that the guy in charge of the construction stated that they should start installing the seats in January
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    Default Re: New Arena Set To Open 8/1

    So you are saying you do not want Kanye opening the Consol?

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    So you are saying you do not want Kanye opening the Consol?
    I'm sorry but..... Beyonce have the best concert of all time

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    I'm sorry but..... Beyonce have the best concert of all time
    Honestly... I hope the first event there is a Pens game. If they're targeting Aug. 1st then thats probably a good possibility. I'm excited to see this thing done! Even though I'll probably never get the chance to make it there for a game I saw a short piece on the news last night, it looks like its coming along well! I think they said they hope to be putting in the seats sometime in January.

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    Default Re: New Arena Set To Open 8/1

    I drove past the new arena a month or two ago when I was in town... Pretty impressive... I'm looking forward to seeing it from the inside!
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    Default Re: New Arena Set To Open 8/1

    The seats for the inside look pretty cool. On the webpage for the Arena at the
    Pens site they have the drawings and stuff for the arena and the inside and they show pretty much all black sets with a few circles of gold seats going around the arena. It's pretty cool and unique. It's nice that all 3 of the venues in Pittsburgh went against the norm for stadium seating colors. the Steelers going with the yellow, the Pirates going with blue when every other new stadium went with green and the Pens going with black.

    I'm most interested in seeing the concourses at the new arena personally. Mellon is super cramped and smells like urine From the designs ive seen of the new arena, the concourses are going to be nice and wide and open and should offer views into the seated area of the arena much like PNC. The Steelers failed miserably not incorporating that into Heinz Field cause you can stand in line for ever and miss too much and all you get is a little tv monitor

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    I'm sorry but..... Beyonce have the best concert of all time

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