The Penguins Green Arena and the Igloo Blues

The Penguins are making some news today with the joint N.H.L. and HBO
announcement
that the team will be part of what they call “an
innovative four-episode, all-access reality series,” chronicling the
run-up to the Jan. 1 Winter Classic outdoor game between the Penguins
and the Capitals at Heniz Field in Pittsburgh.

Last night, the Penguins played the first game in their new indoor
arena (a 5-1
preseason win over the Red Wings
), giving the N.H.L. its first new
building since the Devils opened the Prudential Center in October
2007.

The Penguins will benefit financially from their new digs in a few
ways. First is an increase in seating, from the 16,940 to 18,087, which
includes an increase in high-priced club seats (from 1,696 to 2000)
suites (from 52 to 62 plus four party suites) and loge boxes (from none
to 32).

Seating is just one revenue stream. Kris
B. Mamula of The Pittsburgh Business Times
reports, “David Peart,
vice president of business partnerships with the Penguins, declined to
release dollar amounts, but said sponsorship money can comprise 20
percent of the building’s revenue. That’s well above the 4 percent to 10
percent at a typical arena, according to David Synowka, director of
sport management at Robert Morris University.”

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11 Comments

  1. Habby_Haberton says:

    After complaining last night about how Carey never gave an interview to you guys, why have you not posted his comments on it today?

     

    http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=334865

  2. namgel says:

    Carey has got to quit with the snide comments and start stopping the puck. 

    Relax its only preseason agruments don’t really give me the warm and fuzzies.

    Reminds me of my son’s when I try and tell them something and they go on with “I know, I know”

    If you know do it already then !

  3. namgel says:

    Penguins ???  Who cares about the frikken Penguins !

    Didn’t we beat them last year or something ?

  4. GrimJim says:

    Cause if the new Igloo is as much of a money factory as the Pens PR flacks are making it sound like, the cap is going up next year and the Sunbelt teams are staying in place for a little while longer…

  5. crabvader says:

    I find it funny that some people say that Price needs to take the heat from the idiotic, yet very loud, minority that are booing him.

    Watching his interview today, it seems as though the teammates were more upset about it than Pricey was.

    Price was very straightforward and owned up to his poor play but seriously, like he said, it’s the pre-season, it doesn’t count for ANYTHING. Anyway you want to slice it, this game will be forgotten as soon as the 1st game of the season.

    You work out the quirks during the pre-season and you get ready for the 7th. It’s that simple.

     

  6. Chuck says:

    Facebook ain’t workin’. Does Carey have an alibi?

  7. nickster13 says:

    its broke for me too. I think we need a new scapegoat. Price will be okay as long as he bounces back

  8. crabvader says:

    There’s nothing snide about relaying the truth. It’s only the pre-season. It’s a fact.

    He will come back better. I really think he had to get that first game out of the way. He knew what would happen and now he can focus on playing hockey. In fact, I’m glad this happened during a pre-season game so that he can move on during the REGULAR season, (you know, the one that counts), and play for real.

    What do you want him to say? He got interviewed, was a real straight shooter with his answers, didn’t avoid questions and said what had to be said. It’s very ironic that fans can be frustrated with interviews like that when he has to deal with something far more aggravating from them.

    It’s a very masochistic process when you boo your own players. You want them to win? How does booing them make that happen?

    Who cares about his interviews, he’s not your mom. He’s not gonna snuggle you in at night and tell you there aren’t any monsters under your bed. Just move on to the next game and hope he plays better. That’s all.

  9. crabvader says:

    Why do we need a scapegoat?

  10. nickster13 says:

    cuz! sports fans are like kids in a schoolyard, no matter what you do, there will always be bullying and what not.

    Question is, how else will people channel their frustration? People pay money for people to perform…

  11. adam76 says:

    or you know – we could just start winning games with Price in nets, that would work well also.


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