Yesterday the Sports and Exhibition Authority voted unanimously to tear down the Civic Arena.
I don’t know.
Is it wrong of me that I’m okay either way?
I would be okay if it is repurposed and I’ll be okay if it’s torn down.
I’ve said it before, I waver on this one.
Both sides have legitimate points. Both sides are equally passionate that their view is the correct one. Both sides are armed with data that seemingly proves their point and shoots munchkin-sized holes in their opponent’s.
In this case “munchkin-sized” means “donut-hole-sized,” not “little person-sized.”
In some cases, I look at the Civic Arena and I think it would be a shame to tear down such unique architecture, but then I look at this picture and I think, what the hell are we going to do with two giant arenas right next to each other?!
That just doesn’t even LOOK right. Could you imagine if they built PNC Park and Heinz Field on either side of Three Rivers Stadium and then left it standing?
But then again, PNC Park and Heinz Field are right next to each other and it looks fine.
I don’t know, you guys. I honestly just don’t know.
This is one issue I’ve got to be Switzerland on.
There will be legal maneuvers right up until the detonator is pressed and it’s going to be contentious and maybe even downright ugly as accusations are already being thrown around that the SEA board’s pockets are being lined and at yesterday’s vote, someone shouted out “Gestapo.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m staying out of it.
If it comes down, I’ll thank it for the memories, and then make new ones in the Consol.
Preferably memories that start with Stanley and end with Cup.