City of Rochester

Multi-Million Dollar Upgrades in Progress at Blue Cross Arena

The Rochester Americans 2019-2020 season didn’t end as planed, like many other teams, but an estimated $8.7 million in upgrades to Blue Cross Arena in the City of Rochester has started as planned. Construction started this month and the projects listed below with an anticipated completion in spring 2022. These uprgrades were originally proposed in …
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15 Year Deal Announced for Blue Cross Arena

The City of Rochester and Rochester Arena LLC (an affiliate owned and operated by Pegula Sports and Entertainment) announced that they’ve reached a long term agreement for management of Blue Cross Arena. The deal once approved by City Council will be effective January 1, 2019 and run through December 31, 2033. Over the summer 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 August 19, 2019 — 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 …
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