Mario Lemieux Place

From Pittsburgh Streets
Mario Lemieux Place
Neighborhood Central Business District
Origin of name Mario Lemieux
Fate Demolished in 2011–2012
Auditorium Place (1961–1997)
Origin of name Civic Arena

A curved street behind the Civic Arena, roughly in the location of the old Logan Street, was named Auditorium Place in 1961.[1] It was renamed Mario Lemieux Place in 1997 in honor of Mario Lemieux (1965–), the star player of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who played at the Civic Arena.[2] The street was owned by the Sports and Exhibition Authority.[3]

Mario Lemieux Place disappeared with the demolition of the Civic Arena in 2011–2012.


  1. Ralph Brem. "Civic Arena's opening set for Sept. 17: Officials hopeful though new strike may slow work." Pittsburgh Press, July 16, 1961, sec. 3, p. 1. 149078136. [view source]civic-arenas-opening
  2. Dennis B. Roddy. "City paves the way for Mario's place in history." Close Encounters. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 14, 1997, pp. A-1, A-6. 91754606, 91754641. [view source]marios-place
  3. Diana Nelson Jones. "Solving street sign mystery takes some odd turns." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 23, 2003, pp. C-1, C-2. 90230509, 90230579; [view source]jones-solving