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Blue Cross Arena

Updates on Blue Cross Arena Concessions and AHLTV Feeds

A week ago the Rochester Americans opened the 2018/2019 season and when the team loses everything else stands out. It may have been the worst opening night anyone can remember where almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Fans arrived inside the arena hallways to discover concession stands that weren’t ready, were closed, …
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If You Missed Opening Night, You Didn’t Miss Much

Remember all that talk about being an elite playoff team? That all vanished for just over two hours on Friday night when the Rochester Americans failed to play a game of hockey on opening night. Before Charlotte scored two goals within 35 seconds of each other there were signs that the game wasn’t off to …
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Knighthawks, Scoreboard, Restaurant and More Blue Cross Arena News

A press conference was held on Thursday afternoon to announce that Pegula Sports and Entertainment would be awarded National Lacrosse League expansion team. It was also an opportunity for city and state officials to talk about planned upgrades to Blue Cross Arena. Pegula Sports and Entertainment will be keeping the Rochester Knighthawks name and legacy. …
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City Council Approved PSE Management and Blue Cross Arena Upgrades

Changes are coming to Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Rochester City Council held their monthly meeting on July 24, 2018 and went through two formalities approving (without any objections) the interim management agreement with Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) and also authorizing agreements for the Blue Cross Arena upgrades project. PSE and the …
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SMG Removed from Blue Cross Arena Management

The City of Rochester notified SMG on Friday afternoon that in two weeks they would no longer be the the management company for Blue Cross Arena. SMG has been the management company behind the arena since 2000. Jeff Calkins has been the arena manager for the past 30 years through different groups. The current contract was …
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Time to Talk About Blue Cross Arena Again

Upgrades and improvements to Blue Cross are coming. Maybe. Eventually. After over a year of silence the topic is back in the news. (Updated June 29, 2018, noted below in the timeline) Three things before going a little more in depth: 1) Blue Cross Arena is a City of Rochester problem, not a Rochester Americans problem. …
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History of Lease Problems and Conditions at Blue Cross Arena, Mayoral Candidate Issues Statement

There’s been a lot of discussion this week about the future of the Rochester Americans in Rochester with it’s lease and the condition of Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Anyone who has followed things behind the scenes over the last decade will recognize that none of this is new. Everything that has happened …
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Sabres Respond to Reports of Amerks Moving to Another Arena

As another lousy season heads into the home stretch and another year without a long term lease it’s time for some more rumblings and rumors about the future of the Rochester Americans in Rochester. Unless a long term lease was never reported the Amerks have been running on one year lease extensions based on the terms of …
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