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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby newarenanow on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:24 pm

JS© wrote:
mac5155 wrote:awesome. how are you getting in there?


gate seven. the door is unlocked but there are people inside waiting for an auction slip :wink: .

I won an auction for an locked safe with an unknown combo. After dragging it down about 40 steps from the suite levels, I ended up riding it down the exit ramp down to gate seven. Well worth the $10, even if I can't get the safe opened.


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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby JS© on Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:46 pm

i wish I had a second party to video this as I was on the safe:

http://www.facebook.com/v/10150216188066632
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby jjj5032 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:30 pm

having trouble viewing the link.. says its been blocked or something
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby JS© on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:27 pm

You can see the sections of seats missing.
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East Igloo 2 has been cleaned out
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a closer view of C5
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a reminder that left the Igloo and made it's way across the street ;)
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there were other people taking stuff out too.
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more empty seats
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probably the first time that I've seen the beer line empty. unfortunately, they were out of beer too.
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an example of the Igloo being run in safe mode: minimal lighting in the suites, only because they had items inside.
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one last pic:
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby pcmforless on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:43 pm

Great pics. I have been in twice as well for auction items and have found the staff friendly about letting you check things out. When I went to pick up the locker I won they let my step-son and I walk out into the middle of the arena and look around. He and I were really just sort of solemly awestruck by the feeling of standing at what would have been center ice thinking of all the neat events that had taken place there. You could look around and just picture the people in the stands, the goal lights going off, all the action... Really one of those moments you just don't forget.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby nocera on Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:59 pm

Thanks for bumming me out.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby jjj5032 on Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:27 pm

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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby Admin on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:37 am

Cool pics, JS©! Thanks for sharing them.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby newarenanow on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:42 am

Awesome pics. Going to be sad when they blow it up, but it was time for it to go.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby PenguinSteve-o on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:59 am

I miss games at the igloo. Only been to 3 in the consol but it dosnt feel like home yet.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby mac5155 on Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:03 am

PenguinSteve-o wrote:I miss games at the igloo. Only been to 3 in the consol but it dosnt feel like home yet.


Once a playoff series or 2 is played, i think it will be home :fist:
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby JS© on Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:29 am

pcmforless wrote:Great pics. I have been in twice as well for auction items and have found the staff friendly about letting you check things out. When I went to pick up the locker I won they let my step-son and I walk out into the middle of the arena and look around. He and I were really just sort of solemnly awestruck by the feeling of standing at what would have been center ice thinking of all the neat events that had taken place there. You could look around and just picture the people in the stands, the goal lights going off, all the action... Really one of those moments you just don't forget.


For the most part, they were very relaxed about me doing whatever. When I was taken upstairs to my item, dude basically said "here ya go" and left. If I wanted to, I probably could have roamed the entire upper level, but I didn't.....but looking back in hindsight I wish I would have :( . I bumped around a few suites and tried getting some better pics, but with the light being what it was, my flash could only do so much , not to mention it didn't help that I was using a 4 year old camera. (Note to self: upgrade camera, look for camera with nighttime settings.)

Even when I returned to the lower level, I asked one of the guys - not Ryan (the guy who is in charge of the auction inventory, but the other younger guy working - if I could step out for a few pics. He said to keep it within a walkway or two. Not that I was blowing him off, but I kinda drifted over one section....to another section....to eventually behind the nets......to the point where I was on the other side of the arena. There was one guy who yelled up to me asking if I was Mike. I told him no, that I was just taking pics, and he didn't say a word after that.

Oddly enough, the only issue I had with security was on the outside of the building. I was trying to get a pic of the Igloo with Consol in the background without going over the railing outside. I got very, very close, but before I could even think about going past, there was an older guy who was working inside that came outside to check up on me. Didn't say anything, but you could tell he didn't like me being that close to a barrier.

I have about 20-30 more pics that don't have my head in them that I'm gonna try brightening. If they turn out, I'll post them.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby nocera on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:46 pm

Somehow, I just listened to a short podcast from Doc Emerick eulogizing Mellon Arena. Listen to it while looking at JS©'s pictures.

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i ... ghpenguins

You'll find it under the photo of Mellon. I couldn't figure out how to do a direct link.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby jimjom on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:13 am

How does one go about doing a wire transfer? Go to my local bank?
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby penny lane on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:19 am

let's hope the consol can bring it for the play-offs. I will miss the signs that were able to hang around the igloo.

I won't go and watch the igloo be demolished.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby JS© on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:50 am

jimjom wrote:How does one go about doing a wire transfer? Go to my local bank?


probably.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby nocera on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:53 am

jimjom wrote:How does one go about doing a wire transfer? Go to my local bank?


http://tinyurl.com/64r5vyo

Spoiler:
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby Why Not Us on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:54 am

JS© wrote:
jimjom wrote:How does one go about doing a wire transfer? Go to my local bank?


probably.


Yep, and have the routing/account numbers for both your account and the account you're wiring money into.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby mac5155 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:55 am

are there any auctions left?
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby JS© on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:02 am

mac5155 wrote:are there any auctions left?


From what I see on the Asset Auctions site, they ended a bunch of auctions yesterday. From what I've seen in the past, it seems like when one set of auctions end, another is listed within a few days.

However there wasn't a whole lot left in there when I was inside a few weeks ago, but it wasn't like I went through every crevice of the Igloo. I'm sure they could find rubber mats from the entrances and people would bit $50 on them.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby jimjom on Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:46 pm

nocera wrote:
jimjom wrote:How does one go about doing a wire transfer? Go to my local bank?


http://tinyurl.com/64r5vyo

Spoiler:
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LOL. I'm an idiot. Thanks for the info though everyone. :fist:
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby Ben Klingston on Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:40 am

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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby Factorial on Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:39 am

Cool, but good luck on getting 40K for that.
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:13 am

For reals?
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Re: Civic Arena Memorabilia Auctions

Postby Ben Klingston on Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:26 am

Factorial wrote:Cool, but good luck on getting 40K for that.


Right? I've watched Pawn Stars a few times.
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