Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena
Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Jamestown, New York, USA. It hosts local sporting events and concerts. It has been the home of two short-lived minor league hockey teams: the Jamestown Titans of the North Eastern Hockey League in 2003-04 and the Jamestown Vikings of the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League in 2007-08. It served as the home of the junior hockey Jamestown Jets from 2008 to 2011, also hosting the 2009 UJHL All Star Game, and occasionally hosts training camp for the Erie Otters. From 2011 to 2013, the arena was the home of the Jamestown Ironmen, a North American Hockey League organization; since 2014, the Southern Tier Xpress of the NA3HL have resided in the arena. The capacity of the "Arena A" for hockey is 1,900 people, and has begun exploring expanding that capacity to 3,000 seats to lure a professional franchise.
The arena has played host to both the WWE Raw and WWE Friday Night SmackDown tours, as well as the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling circuit. In 2008, the arena announced it has received a $50,000 grant from New York state to reconfigure its lobby area and make it more accessible to guests.
The Arena has recently played host to a number of major concerts including: Kenny Rogers Christmas & Hits Tour, Clint Black, Michael W. Smith, YES & ASIA, Aaron Tippin, Aids in Africa World Village Tour, World Famous Lipizanner Stallions 40th Anniversary, Golden Gloves Boxing, Buffalo Sabres Alumni.
The arena is one of several venues being utilized for Western New York's hosting of the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The arena will host exhibition games before the tournament proper begins.
- Teska, Simon. More On Its Way? Jets Executives Looking To Lure Professional Hockey To City. The Post-Journal. 17 January 2009.
- Fanelli, Patrick. State Grant Will Allow Ice Arena To Reconfigure Lobby. The Post-Journal. 30 April 2008.
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