One of the great things about living in the city of Pittsburgh is having three champion professional sports teams. Granted, the Pirates haven’t even had a winning record in 20 years, but hopefully that will change this year! If you follow my blog regularly, then you will know how big of a hockey fan I am, so it’s always exciting to see the Pens win. And as for the Steelers, well…I will say that I am not a Steeler fan in the least, my football heart lies in Big D with the Cowboys, but it is nice to see the city get excited about football season! Between the three of them, they have a combined 14 championships (6 Super Bowls for the Steelers, 5 World Series for the Pirates and 3 Stanley Cups for the Pens) and while that may not seem like that much by comparison (the Yankees have 27 World Series by themselves), for a small market city like Pittsburgh, it certainly is significant!
So with three professional sports franchises comes three professional sports stadiums. I know that I’ve showcased all of them many times in the past, but today I have a few different angles to share. The first one of the post is the old Civic Arena, seen the demolition of it a few months back. The part that you see standing, is so longer there, as the remains of the former home of the Pens are all but gone. The second shot directly above is of Heinz Field, taken not far from the one of the Civic Arena, up on Grandview Park. There was a pesky tree branch in the way that I chose to just leave in there…doesn’t really bother me!
The last shot is of PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, taken from our seats behind home plates at a game a couple weeks back. There ended up being a 2 hours rain delay and this is the last remnants of the storm moving through. There was a rainbow that was trying to shine through the clouds that you can see on the right hand side.
One more thing. Last night the NHL hosted their annual award ceremony in Las Vegas and Pittsburgh Penguin center Evgeni Malkin took home his first Hart trophy for the most valuable player in the league, along with the Ted Lindsay Award (outstanding player as voted on by the players) and the Art Ross trophy for winning the scoring title. It was a great year for Geno and a well deserved win! This is a shot that I took in 2008, the year that the Pens lost the Stanley Cup to the Red Wings.
Thanks for stopping by today folks! See you all tomorrow.