PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The fate of the Civic Arena went before Pittsburgh’s Historic Review Commission today.

In a setback for people looking to save the old building, the panel voted not to designate it as being a historic landmark.

The Sports and Exhibition Authority wants to demolish the building to make way for new development.

The authority agreed unanimously during a vote at their monthly board meeting back in September to demolish the arena.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have development rights at the site.

However, local preservationists want to save the building for re-use.

The historic landmark designation proposal must also go before the City Planning Commission and City Council.

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