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In a picture that's been literally years in the making, here's Penguins president David Morehouse, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato, Penguins owner Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer and Gov. Edward G. Rendell breaking ground on the Pens' new $290 million, 18,000-seat arena, scheduled to open in time for the 2010-11 season.
Rendell pointed out that gambling revenues will contribute $7.5 million per year for 30 years, and Sawyer proclaimed that, "A new arena means we're here, in Pittsburgh, forever."
After a roller coaster ride that's included several flirtations with bankruptcy, the Great Slots License Debate, an influx of the sport's best group of young talent and a Stanley Cup appearance, that's music to any Penguin fan's ears.


Schide said...

Oh god, it's beautiful, and it brings a tear to my eye. *sniff*

Long live the Penguins!

P.O. said...

ed rendell looks like earl sinclair, the dad from 'Dinosaurs'

Koz said...

I was in attendance for this. My favorite part was the bewilderment of the crowd when Ed Rendell referred to the Penguins as "we."

Close second was the reaction when he took 99% of the credit for "open gaming" in Pennsylvania.