Wanna buy a turnstile? A sign? How about the trainers table where LeMieux, Jagr and Crosby got taped and treated? It’s all up for bid as Pittsburgh unloads the contents of the Penguins’ old home arena.
Civic Arena, aka “The Igloo”, is being torn down now that the team has moved to new digs. Before it meets the wrecking ball, though, 500 lots of arena memorabilia are being auctioned and seats from the old building (built in 1961 and used by the Pens starting in ’67) are being sold ($495 a pair).
What’s up for auction? Dozens of signs referencing seating, concessions and directions to certain locations. Banners from the team’s ‘Ring of Honor’. The Mario LeMieux banner was already at $305 with a week remaining in the auction. There are signed pucks that apparently sat in storage, the sign to the team locker room ($510 bid so far), the doors to the locker rooms and more.
Asset Auctions is handling that part. They may hold a second, smaller auction at a later date.
The seats are being refurbished thanks to regulations over lead paint and can be picked up or shipped.