Despite receiving interest from team ownership, the Penguins hockey club will not be moving to Kansas City after all. The team reached an agreement with Pennsylvania government officials Tuesday on a new multimillion dollar arena that should keep the team in Pittsburgh for the near future.
"This is a great day for hockey," co-owner Mario Lemieux said. "I’m glad that I’m here today announcing a deal with the city, the county and the state, to stay here for 30 years. That was my goal and I’m glad we finally achieved it."
Kansas City had hoped to lure the club by offering rent-free stay at the soon-to-be-completed Sprint Center. The $262 million arena is scheduled to open in October.