With Mario Lemieux appropriately at the center of the line, officials from government and the Penguins ceremonially broke ground on a new hockey arena today, using shovels with shafts made from star Sidney Crosby's sticks.

The $290 million facility will replace the nearby Mellon Arena in the lower Hill District. Also designed to accommodate basketball and other indoor sports, circuses and concerts, the new arena is to open in fall 2010. 

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