As someone mentioned on another board, on Nightly Sportscall Friday night, both Steigerwald and Dejvon(I forget how to spell his name) said they are very confident the Pens will get their arena.
Now, I'm not that confident, but I think the politicans are realizing now the CITY needs a new arena, not just the Pens, and they are going to have to do it real soon and make a sweet deal because now the Pens have come up with a totally private funded arena.
That is going to be very hard to beat. Rendell better not bank on the Pens making a large contribution or they will leave. He also will get killed by the public if taxes are used. He is in a slots or nothing situation.