PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Civic Arena is almost empty.
Behind the locked doors are hundreds of mementos from a time when the Pittsburgh Penguins skated to three Stanley Cups and concerts rocked the Igloo’s dome.
A small selection of that memorabilia is on display at the brand new CONSOL Energy Center.
“We have the actual floor logo from the visiting team’s locker room at the Civic Arena,” Ryan Householder of Asset Nation said.
Householder is the organizer of a two-day online auction that will sell off 550 items.
“There’s Igloo seat backs autographed. A lot of printing material related to the Penguins,” Householder said.
There’s more up for sale than just hockey items. There’s Pitt Panther signs from when they would use the arena too.
Even the box office window is on the block.
About 30 autographed Penguin street lockers are up for bid.
There are vintage concession signs with prices that still don’t seem all that low. There are signs that tell you what not to do and signs that tell you where to go.
Elvis Presley’s New Year’s Eve concert at the arena is considered by some to be his last great performance.
A plaque from the arena commemorating The King, who died eight months later, will be donated to the Heinz History Center.
For more information on the auction and the items up for bid, visit the Pittsburgh Penguins’ website here.