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Balcony question

Postby ru10tu10 on Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:25 pm

In what years were the E and F balconys added?

A guy I know says the E balcony came with the original building because he sat in them in 1972, I say 'no way' and 'no way'.

Anybody know?
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Re: Balcony question

Postby Zag35 on Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:36 pm

I think they were added after the 1st or 2nd stanley cup. I wanna say the 1st one though.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby ru10tu10 on Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:40 pm

Well, I know that E was there in the mid 80's...and pretty sure that F was added in the 90's after the cup years like you say.

Does anybody have specific dates? I have a beer riding on this one.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby netwolf on Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:28 pm

From the yellow Fast Facts sidebar on the right hand side of http://www.pittsburghhockey.net/Common/ ... Arena.html

• The construction of E-Level balconies in 1975 increased the capacity of the venue by 3,000 seats.

• 1993 renovation projects, including the addition of the F-level balconies, new luxury skyboxes and several privately catered club seats, added 1,000 new seats.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby Bathgate on Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:33 pm

E balconies were added in 1975. F balconies were added in 1993. Original capacity of the Arena for hockey (AHL Hornets) was 10,500. They expanded to 12,500 for the arrival of the Penguins in 1967 and later to 13,404 prior to constructing balconies. I might add that the first expansion (10,500 to 12,500) was horribly done. They placed seats in former walkways, but they had inadequate rise to them, and thus were more-or-less obstructed view, but they sold them anyway. They could have easily installed them with proper rise, so it was incompetence. I think this contributed to the Penguins' attendance problems in their early years.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby mac5155 on Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:09 pm

when they say attendance 17,132.. does that include all people seated in a luxury box? or just sections a-e + iglooclub? (SRO as well)
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Re: Balcony question

Postby Idoit40fans on Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:13 pm

mac5155 wrote:when they say attendance 17,132.. does that include all people seated in a luxury box? or just sections a-e + iglooclub? (SRO as well)


I've sometimes wondered that as well.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby bringitonhome on Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:51 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:
mac5155 wrote:when they say attendance 17,132.. does that include all people seated in a luxury box? or just sections a-e + iglooclub? (SRO as well)


I've sometimes wondered that as well.


I would think it includes all paid seats/admission. I dont think they would include media and such in that figure though.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby Idoit40fans on Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:09 pm

bringitonhome wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:
mac5155 wrote:when they say attendance 17,132.. does that include all people seated in a luxury box? or just sections a-e + iglooclub? (SRO as well)


I've sometimes wondered that as well.


I would think it includes all paid seats. I dont think they would include media and such in that figure though.


There is more than media up in those levels. Anyone can get a box...kind of.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby bringitonhome on Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:14 pm

There is more than media up in those levels. Anyone can get a box...kind of.[/quote]

I know, I was just saying media probably isnt included in the attendance figure.

Geez I'm bored. Wish the game was starting NOW.
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Re: Balcony question

Postby ru10tu10 on Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:24 am

Thanks netwolf and Bathgate!!
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