View of the arena from the East Lot.
Mellon, er, Civic Arena in the foreground with CEC in the background.
Another shot of the new arena through the structure of the old.
Little Iceburgh in front of the new arena.
I think this was the entrance to the parking garage.
Outside the Trib Total Media gate.
A shot of the facade from the Trib Total Media gate.
You can still see it, but the "Mellon" name has been removed from Civic Arena.
Welcome to CEC.
Pens Gear store.
More Pens Gear store. It's still going to be a madhouse on game day, but at least there will be other places inside to get out of the cold.
The LED pucks.
Flat screens everywhere.
Food stuff. I recommend the Kielbasa Grinder from the Niagara Club.
Thank God for urinal dividers.
Finally, the important part of the arena.
The banners look lonely. We need more.
Should be some mighty good ice this year, boys.
Random door with cool stuff on it.
Kid stuff. If you're going to try the shoot the puck in the dryer game, bring your own pucks. The ones they have suck.
This kind of cool stuff is everywhere throughout the building.
Corporate sponsors abound at the new arena.
New arena, how about some more retired jerseys? Paging Mr. Jagr.
Seats for Suite 66.
See you at center ice.
Little Iceburgh welcomes you to the seats I'd love to have - 112 Row A. If you own these seats, please contact me with your demands.
Lots of random shots of the ice to follow.
The only look inside Suite 66 that I'd get today was on this monitor. I'll find a way in, guaranteed.
Pens all-time team interactive display. Pretty cool.
Love the escalators. I hope they can keep them running.
Inside one of the suites.
More of the suite.
Tunnel to Suite 66.
#87 on the end of the bench.
They had some stunning photography throughout, particularly on the suite level.
Gotta love being the two people in blue in that huge sea of red.
More photos from the suite level to follow.
Sneaking into the suites just got a little bit more difficult.
Penguin soap dispenser in one of the bathrooms.
Lexus Club entrance.
Lexus Club. It would be nice to start a grass roots effort to have people call it the Igloo Club.
View of the Igloo from the club.
Sid is everywhere.
Little Iceburgh says be careful if you're sitting in the upper level. Great views, but it's steep up there.
They even had these cool team photos in the stairwells.
Time to go back downstairs and buy that signed photo of Chris Kunitz raising the Cup.