Steve Donner

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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Steve Donner’s Thoughts on Lease Drama and HOF night

Over the past week many of us have come to realize that while PSE may be using the media to leverage a better lease and renovation deal, there also is real sense that we could possibly lose our beloved Amerks. I thought it would be useful and interesting to chat with former Amerks owner and …
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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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This is OUR City and This is OUR Team

Dear Rochester, This is OUR city and the Rochester Americans are OUR team.  The local media has been trying to tell you that the success of the Rochester Americans depends on the Buffalo Sabres, I’m here to tell you to stop listening to them. Curt Styres believes in the City of Rochester.  Styres believes in …
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Sitting Down With Steve Donner of the Rochester Americans

On Saturday afternoon Steve Donner took some time to sit down with a group fans in the middle of August in the Amerks locker room to discuss the past and future of the team.  It was a great opportunity for everyone, how often does an owner/president/whatever his role is now sit down with fans to …
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Golisano Doubts The 29-year Marriage Can Be Saved

“I think it may be too late,” Golisano said on Tuesday afternoon, following his speech to the Rochester branch of the American Marketing Association at the Riverside Convention Center. A lot can be said regarding the relationship the Rochester Americans and Buffalo Sabres have had in recent years, but we also wonder a lot about what is …
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