Penguins choose firms to create new arena

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The Penguins announced today they have selected ICON Venue Group and HOK Sport to oversee design and construction of the new Pittsburgh arena.

ICON Venue Group, a project management company, will oversee the construction process. HOK Sport, a sports architecture firm, will design the multi-purpose facility.

ICON Venue Group and HOK Sport have worked together on a number of projects, including the new Prudential Arena in New Jersey, future home of the New Jersey Devils; the arena in Glendale, Ariz., home of the Phoenix Coyotes; the Pepsi Center in Denver, home of the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets; the new Sprint Center in Kansas City; and the new O2 arena in London, England, a 20,000-seat facility which will be a host venue for the 2012 Olympics, according to a news release.

HOK Sport also was involved in the design of PNC Park and Heinz Field.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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