Dwyer Arena

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Dwyer Arena
Niagara University Dwyer Arena.jpg
Location Niagara University
Niagara Univ., NY 14109
Coordinates 43°8′6″N 79°2′4″W / 43.13500°N 79.03444°W / 43.13500; -79.03444Coordinates: 43°8′6″N 79°2′4″W / 43.13500°N 79.03444°W / 43.13500; -79.03444
Owner Niagara University
Operator Niagara University
Capacity 1,400
Surface 200' x 85' (hockey)
Construction
Opened 1996
Construction cost $6 million
Tenants
Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey

The Robert and Concetta Dwyer Arena is a 1,400-seat hockey rink on Niagara University's campus in Lewiston, New York, USA.

It is home to the Niagara Purple Eagles men's ice hockey team, which plays in Atlantic Hockey. The arena was formerly home to the women's ice hockey team, which played in College Hockey America. It includes a practice rink.

The building was built in 1996. Prior to the 1999–2000 season, major renovation took place as a result of a gift by Bob and Connie Dwyer, both 1965 graduates, who contributed $3 million for facilities upgrades. Locker and training rooms, players' lounge, and lobby were upgraded, while separate entrances for the main and auxiliary rinks, new pro shop, and new ticket office were arranged. In the summer of 2007 a premium seating section was added in the area formerly occupied by the Party Deck, and as a result, capacity was increased from 1,600 to 2,100. However, the current seating capacity is 1,400

It hosted the College Hockey America 2002, 2008, and 2010 men's conference tournaments and the 2004 and 2008 women's conference tournaments. It has been home of the Buffalo Sabres Summer Development Camp in 2008, 2009, and 2010. The arena co-hosted the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

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