As Mellon Arena's days dwindle, a debate has risen as to what should be done with the unique building once the Penguins' season is complete. On one side, you have a grassroots campaign to preserve it and make modifications to the area surrounding the Igloo. On the other side sits the Penguins and the politicians, which both want to level the arena and start anew with development.
Sensing a debate in the air, I chose this as a topic for discussion on The Fan this week, and I recently wrote an article outlining the possible outcomes of the arena drama that you can see here (and yes, there's a poll). I'll be presenting the arguments in audio form with Paul Alexander, Jon Burton, and Jim Colony on Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on the Fan Morning Show.
As always, I am very interested to hear your thoughts on this topic, because I see public sentiment as the one factor that could sway support one way or another on this issue. If nothing else, every discussion involving the local politicians will at the very least give us some great photo ops for future caption contests. This one is just begging for it:
Mellon Arena: Should It Stay or Should It Go? [93.7 The Fan]
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