Pittsburgh's Civic Arena: Stories from the Igloo

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Lovingly nicknamed the Igloo, the Civic Arena was home to the Pittsburgh Penguins until 2010 and hosted some of the most important sports and entertainment events in Steel City history. During the glorious Mario Lemieux era, the venue hosted four Stanley Cup Finals, including three championship-winning seasons. Muhammad Ali KO’ed Charlie Powell in 1963 there. It was home to Duquesne Basketball in the arena’s early days and has hosted some of the University of Pittsburgh’s most important basketball games as well. Some of the biggest acts in music history have rocked the Igloo’s seats, including Elvis, the Beatles and frequent favorite, Bruce Springsteen. Join local sports and media writers as they recall the greatest moments in Civic Arena’s storied history.
ISBN: 9781467148849
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Sports
Images: 41
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
The Association of Gentleman Pittsburgh Journalists represent some of the most preeminent authors and sports historians of Western Pennsylvania, including David Finoli, Tom Rooney, Chris Fletcher, Robert Healy III, Josh Taylor, John Franko, Paul Alexander, Gary Kinn, Richard Boyer, Frank Garland, Douglas Cavanaugh, Jack Mathison, John Wdowiak and Lance Jones.
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