Hockey under a retractable dome? It's true! Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena, opened in 1961, is one of the most unique arenas ever built, and amazingly, is now the oldest NHL facility still in use. Originally built as the home for the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, the building soon turned into the city's center of hockey, housing the AHL Pittsburgh Hornets until the Penguins NHL expansion franchise was awarded in 1967. After two decades of primarily atrocious hockey, Mario Lemieux arrived, and Mellon became one of the centers of the hockey universe! While it lacks the luxury suites and modern amenities of many newer arenas, Mellon has witnessed countless great moments in its history, including the back-to-back Stanley Cup Championship teams of 1990-91 and 1991-92. This poster, featuring the spectacular photography of Mike Smith, gives you a broad view of the arena on game night, with a packed house enjoying another Penguins victory over the New York Islanders. You can even see Mario on the bench, waiting to hit the ice for his next shift! For long-time fans of the Pens, this poster will bring back a rush of glorious memories with every glance - deserving of a nice frame and a prominent space on the wall at home or office.
Publisher: Aerial Views, 2002
Size: 22" x 28"
Price: $24.95 USD
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Item Number: AV-010
Mellon Arena Penguins Game Night - Aerial Views 2002