Pegula Sports and Entertainment

Amerks Home Attendance Numbers Since 2005

Attendance at Rochester Americans games has been a topic of discussion for die hard fans and everyone else when pictures emerge of an empty arena on a Wednesday night (as the featured picture shows which is from October 30, 2019). The numbers had been deceiving for years until Curt Styres bought the team from Steve …
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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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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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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 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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