"I felt we made a mistake in building a baseball field. I thought that should have been the ice skating rink, because I think hockey in this state right now, not just hockey, but ice skating, if you come up to our office building at 6:00 in the morning, some mornings you can't get a parking spot because parents have taken their kids up here to skate...I think hockey will be a great addition to our intercollegiate program. [The Pegula gift] is a great, great gift. And I think very far-sighted and I'm really pleased with it." - Joe Paterno

Monday, December 12, 2011

Pegula Ice Arena: No Harm Now

The following Pegula Ice Arena renderings were discovered on the internet and briefly posted here (but quickly taken down) back in September. Now they're back up, obviously. As usual with PIA stuff, click for full size. Enjoy.





Here's a quick rundown of previous leaks.

Calling Scoreboard (July 10, 2011)
Pegula Ice Arena: Another Angle (July 22, 2011)
Crawford Releases More Pegula Ice Arena Renderings (July 25, 2011)

The suites are obviously familiar from the third link, but how about that main lobby and seating bowl? "Sick" doesn't even begin to describe it. Just as a reminder, this is all going to be official very, very soon. Like 39 days from now - the final design is expected to be approved at the January 20, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting, with an official design release shortly after.

12 comments:

  1. sure is a beautiful thing

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  2. So which one is the "HMA Alumni" suite again? :)

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  3. Well, I like this one over the other one (from the 7/22 post) because of the light fixture and the lack of Hume pics (j/k if you see this, man who is larger than me). So that should narrow it down!

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  4. Hockey will be a great draw in State College, Can't wait.

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  5. Cant wait for the Gophers to make this Mariucci East. Thank you,Penn State,for our new home away from home. If you're nice,we'll lend you some banners.

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  6. Has anyone said anything about season ticket sales? I want to be at the front of the line.

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  7. So are the gray portions, I am guessing bleachers, in the seating bowl going to be the student section (left side of pic) and the band (lower right side of pic)?

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  8. Reed - they marketed Icers season tickets this year by saying you'd get priority for varsity season tickets. As far as I'm aware, that's the only public word on it, although I also received a survey for Nittany Lion Club members during the offseason that asked a question about how they should be distributed. If I had to guess, it will go Icers season ticket holders first, NLC points second.

    @tmaluchnik - They've (essentially) publicly told us a few times that the student section is at the far end of the picture, the chunk of seats kind of separated from, and at a steeper slope than, everything else. Here's Joe Battista mentioning that the student section will be steep and at an end: http://thankyouterry.blogspot.com/2011/10/radio-ga-ga.html . I think the gray appearance of other seats is just due to perspective (limitations of the computer), and that those seats are similar to the others. I don't know that for a fact, just guessing.

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  9. I caution you in reading into any thing that does not come officially from the University in an official response. I am currently an architectural engineering student here at PSU. For several years students used the program from OPP to do an architectural project and currently the seniors are using the project for a senior thesis. Just a heads up, don't trust everything, some of us are using this project as an academic learning experience.

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  10. Anon - Thanks for the heads-up! I was deliberately vague about the source of these (there's a whole backstory there), but I'm extremely confident that they're not from an architecture student. I also verified their authenticity through a second unrelated source.

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  11. These are pretty accurate from other pics through a pretty high source that ive seen too. PS- the student section is proposed to be behind the opposing goalie and will be steeper than the rest of the arena. Thatd be sick too.

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  12. The best part of the whole thing is going to be the Tim Hortons inside the arena. There is nothing like hockey and Tim Hortons.

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