Own a Piece of History

Imagine having your own tangible piece of the “Miracle” which became one of the greatest moments in sports history.  The Lake Placid 1980 Arena seats are now on sale.  These authentic seats are from the Lake Placid 1980 Arena, where sports fans watched team captain Mike Eruzione fire home “the shot heard round the world” during game three against Russia and where Robbie McClanahan got a goal from a pass by Mark Johnson to win the final game against Finland. The world stood still as Al Michaels exclaimed, “This impossible dream comes true!” and pandemonium hit the rink. The crowd chanted, “USA! USA!”  Since then, these seats have served a packed house on many occasions with thousands of spectators watching national and international hockey tournaments, figure skating competitions, speed skating events, music concerts, and many other world-renowned events.

Seat Details:

The original 1980 arena seats have been removed as part of the major renovation project at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.  This comprehensive project has modernized the entire facility including new seating and aesthetic enhancements, updates to locker rooms, concession areas, hospitality suites, restrooms, a completely transformed outdoor skating oval, new oval building, upgraded refrigeration plant, and the reconstructed “Miracle Plaza” which will feature the all-new Lake Placid Olympic Museum, a large retail space, and special dining area with tremendous Adirondack views.

The Lake Placid 1980 Arena seats will be sold as is. A deconstructed single seat, double seat with arms, or seat back is available for purchase (does not include legs and will not stand on their own as is).  Packages and pricing are listed below and include details of the products available.  There is no ability to purchase a particular number(s) nor guarantee any numbers will be consecutive in a pair.

Pricing Information:

Purchase by October 10th:
Single Seat: $199
Double Seat: $499
Chair Back Only: $80

October 11th and on (for a limited time only):
Single Seat: $249
Double Seat: $599
Chair Back Only: $99

The seats (the “Property”) are being sold as memorabilia and as such are expressly purchased and sold “AS IS” and “WITH ALL FAULTS.” Purchaser is not relying upon any information, statements, representations, or warranties, express or implied, made by ORDA, including, without limitation, any relating to the value of the Property or the physical condition of the Property. Purchaser agrees that ORDA shall not be responsible or liable to Purchaser for any defects or other conditions affecting the Property. Purchaser agrees that ORDA shall not be responsible or liable to Purchaser for any modifications made to the Property by Purchaser after the date of purchase.

Pick Up Dates and Times:

This sale is for pick-up only on scheduled dates or by reservations as available.


Mt Van Hoevenberg’s old Biathlon building  (first building on the right – Van Hoevenberg Way)

Thursday, October 6, (10 am – 4pm)
Friday, October 7, (10 am – 4 pm)
Saturday, October 15, (10 am – 2 pm)

For Pick Up Information:  518-302-5355