Federal Judge Dismisses Appeal For Preservation Of Civic Arena

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Civic Arena is running out of lives as efforts to preserve the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins took another hit on Friday.

According to an Associated Press report, U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed an appeal by preservationists.

In a 17-page ruling, Judge Cercone said the federal court has no legal jurisdiction in the case.

Preservation Pittsburgh is attempting to save the 50-year-old arena in order to reuse it.

The group said the project required federal funds so the case could be heard in federal court. However, the judge said the city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority that owns the stadium has not applied for such funding.

Both the SEA and the Penguins want to tear the Civic Arena down in order to redevelop the land.

The Penguins are gearing up to open their second season at Consol Energy Center in the coming weeks.


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One Comment

  1. chevelle64 says:

    i always wanted to see three river stadium, was so dissappointed to hear they tore it down, it looked awsome in the pictures, i remember it in the news when it was built when i was in high school, seems such a waste of iconic structures

  2. jim says:

    Well, looks like the “big guy’s ” won on this issue again. Let’s all thank everyone that was involved in the dismise of the beautiful Civic Arena and a famous Pittsburgh land mark that will make way for a hugh Penguins parking lot. Hey hears an idea guy’s why don’t you make that “FREE” parking on event nights instead of the outrageous fee’s you make us pay? What a waste of a beautiful building for a parking lot and a few stores that we don’t need . What a SAD day in Pittsburgh history ! Remember this on election day!

  3. Blast It says:

    Knock that ugly thing down,already

    1. jim says:

      Ugly, take a look at the new arena… that’s ugly!

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