The new arena is going to give the city the ability to host several high profile events.
Women's college basketball Final Four
Men's college basketball regional final.
NCAA Frozen Four.
NCAA hockey invitationals.
PIAA boys and girls basketball finals.
PIAA wrestling championships.
Plus we just became a prime candidate for a new arena league team and a possible NBA D-League team.
This is going to a huge windfall for the city.
Yes, and don't forget all the concerts and non-sporting events that have avoided the "falling apart" Mellon Arena for years. This is what so many of us were trying to say all along. It wasn't JUST about the Pens---it was about the progress and development of this city and region. Thank god the politicians finally had a little foresight---if only a very little.