Mario Lemieux Place
|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. 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. The street was owned by the Sports and Exhibition Authority.
Mario Lemieux Place disappeared with the demolition of the Civic Arena in 2011–2012.
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