Pittsburgh Penquins To Stay In Pittsburgh

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 7:38 am
By: News On 6

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The governor of Pennsylvania confirms that the Penguins have reached a deal with city, county and state officials on a new arena that will keep them in Pittsburgh.

Governor Ed Rendell said this morning that money from the state's new slot machine parlors would help fund the new arena for the NHL team.

The Penguins had threatened to leave Pittsburgh if they couldn't secure a new rink.

Their lease at 46-year-old Mellon Arena, the oldest facility in the league, expires June 30th and the team is free to leave after that.

Team officials have been offered a deal on Kansas City's new Sprint Center arena, which is expected to open this fall.