Seats and other memorabilia from Civic Arena, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins for part of five decades, are being offered at sale and auction.
Penguins season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase seats from the old building, affectionately known as “The Igloo”. The arena opened in 1961 and was home to the Penguins from their inception in 1967 through 2010. Starting on December 1, they will go on sale to the general public.
All seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at www.iglooseats.com. The company selling the seats says “due to their age, some of the Civic Arena seats contain lead-based paint. Prior to being shipped, the seats will be refurbished to remove the paint and to restore them to good working order for the enjoyment of the fans”.
Hockey memorabilia will be sold in a separate auction. Those lots will include signage, lockers, logo fixtures and carpet sections, etc. They will be sold in an online auction beginning Dec. 8 at www.asset-auctions.com.
Items will not be shipped and must be removed from the Arena by buyers. Removal dates will differ, but generally fall between Tuesday and Thursday during the auction period.
All buyers will be required to sign a sales agreement. Those who do not have internet access may fill out an online bid proxy form which can be obtained by calling AssetNation at 800.303.6511.
Proceeds from the sales will be divided between the Allegheny County Sports and Exhibition Authority and the Penguins – with a portion of the Penguins’ proceeds going to the Penguins Foundation to support community youth initiatives and youth hockey.