Sneak Peek – The Civic Arena Collection

Feb 6th 2012

The Civic Arena Collection An honor… Wendell August is excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for our second release of Civic Arena Roof products. A portion of the proceeds will go to the foundation to benefit the area’s youth. Own a piece of history… More than a building, the Civic Arena has inspired with its performances, provoked camaraderie with its sports, and imbedded itself into the fabric of Western Pennsylvania. However, often overlooked is a historical significance that goes well beyond our region. The Igloo was the first major sports venue in the world to have a retractable roof.  America’s first high school basketball All-Star game was held under the dome. Elvis Presley would play his final New Year's Eve show there on December 31, 1976. At the Civic Arena, history happened. The Igloo lives on… The Civic Arena witnessed decades of change in Pittsburgh. While it saw the demise of the steel industry, and the loss of hundreds of thousands of residents, it also experienced the city’s renaissance. Smokestacks came down, and modern glass skyscrapers went up. Smog dissipated and life came back to the city’s rivers. While one of the most recognizable skylines in the world is changing… change in the Steel City is nothing new. In Pittsburgh, “change” is an asset. The Civic Arena was part of that change, and in each of these pieces, The Igloo lives on. Wednesday February 8th at 9:00 AM EST, join us as we celebrate the many memories that were had at the arena with the Civic Arena Collection. Fifteen pieces are available to you, all of which can be put to use, or held with other treasured possessions in the display case. Get your piece of The Igloo before they are gone forever