Mellon Financial Corp. is expected to sign a 10-year, $18 million deal to put its name on a Pittsburgh sports arena.

The $46.8 billion-asset company this week said it is negotiating with the Pittsburgh Penguins professional hockey team to rechristen Civic Arena as Mellon Arena. The deal won approval Tuesday from the city's Sports and Exhibition Authority, and a final agreement is expected to be signed by March, the company said.

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