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Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby llipgh2 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:39 am

I wondered what all the construction was over there where the amphitheater used to be. It's going to be the Riverhounds new stadium.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/penguins-hope-to-erect-an-ice-rink-660764/
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby mac5155 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:09 pm

Harrah's casino??!
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:51 pm

The amp at station square was so much better then a soccer stadium. Yeah....I'm sure all 500 will be in that worthless stadium to watch soccer.

Get real.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby Rylan on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:59 pm

Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:06 am

Rylan wrote:Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.

in Pittsburgh?
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby Rylan on Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:37 am

THE NATION!
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:38 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:The amp at station square was so much better then a soccer stadium. Yeah....I'm sure all 500 will be in that worthless stadium to watch soccer.

Get real.


It's still going to be used as a concert venue. And local colleges and high schools will use it as well. So the stadium will be used for more than just the Riverhounds.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby offsides on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:43 pm

Rylan wrote:Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.


In my list of watchable sports, soccer is at the bottom.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby raewhit on Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:44 pm

Rylan wrote:Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.


People have been saying that for 25 years. Still not seeing it.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:00 pm

raewhit wrote:
Rylan wrote:Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.


People have been saying that for 25 years. Still not seeing it.


Soccer simply remains really popular at the youth level. That hasn't translated into growth of pro sports at all in most cities. However, some MLS teams actually draw and do pretty well but mostly in large cities and of course large cities with a high population of immigrants, especially Hispanic which makes sense.

Onto the topic. I'm not seeing the overall benefit of this soccer stadium plus a public ice rink. I guess it's nice that there will be a cool stadium for some tournaments and high school playoffs, some smaller type concerts, but I have no idea of the penguins play in this.

how many ice skating rinks and small concert venues can this city handle? And shouldn't the pens be focusing on redevelopment of the consol area? We have the north shore which is ok but has an awesome concert venue, now a venue in station square that can host shows and an ice rink, we have a few show venues on the south side and an ice rink there, now we are going to develop another area in Uptown with (according the reason the pens went with AEG) a small concert venue and I would hope an ice rink.

I mean don't get me wrong it's cool to have lots of areas and heck the pens can throw ice rinks up everywhere for all I care. I guess I am just not seeing all this potential development in Pgh ending up on the correct side of the ledger. It's starting to seem like too much for too little population, and with the success of Stage AE just not sure these other places can sustain themselves.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby nape on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:41 am

raewhit wrote:
Rylan wrote:Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.


People have been saying that for 25 years. Still not seeing it.


You realize the the average attendance of Major League Soccer is higher than both the NHL and NBA right? With the garbage product both of these leagues put out, the gap is only going to get larger.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby demondg1 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:54 pm

nape wrote:
raewhit wrote:
Rylan wrote:Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.


People have been saying that for 25 years. Still not seeing it.


You realize the the average attendance of Major League Soccer is higher than both the NHL and NBA right? With the garbage product both of these leagues put out, the gap is only going to get larger.


You realize the average ticket price for an MLS game is around $26. Compared to the average NHL game at around $57.
Average stadium capacity is also higher than NHL/NBA.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby Ossa on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:07 pm

raewhit wrote:
Rylan wrote:Soccer is sweeping the nation brah.


People have been saying that for 25 years. Still not seeing it.




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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby Rylan on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:35 am

The average MLS attendance this season was around 18k.

http://www.worldfootball.net/zuschauer/ ... er-2012/1/

Its caught on!
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby Bathgate on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:52 am

I see the Impact de Montreal had higher average attendance than the Canadiens. I guess that means soccer is bigger there than hockey.
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby demondg1 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:19 am

Bathgate wrote:I see the Impact de Montreal had higher average attendance than the Canadiens. I guess that means soccer is bigger there than hockey.


And thus it must mean that soccer is better. We all been invalidated and proven wrong!
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby roland on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:14 pm

The Penguins are working with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on plans to erect an outdoor ice rink inside the soccer team's new stadium at Station Square.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/bus ... z2E0g4HHnV


An outdoor rink that's located inside the stadium? So it's an indoor rink?
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Re: Pens looking to build public ice rink @ Station Square

Postby demondg1 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:25 pm

roland wrote:
The Penguins are working with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on plans to erect an outdoor ice rink inside the soccer team's new stadium at Station Square.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/bus ... z2E0g4HHnV


An outdoor rink that's located inside the stadium? So it's an indoor rink?


It will be placed in the middle of this patch of green. Inside the confines of the stadium.

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http://www.highmarkstadium.com/
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