Northwest Arena

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Northwest 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; arena management explored expanding that capacity to 3,000 seats to lure a professional franchise, but this proposal was never accepted.[1]

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.[citation needed]

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.[2][3]

Naming rights to the arena have been held by Northwest Bank since the arena's inception. Until 2016, the arena was known as Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, as the five Jamestown branches of the bank had operated as "Jamestown Savings Bank" since 1998.[4]

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Coordinates: 42°05′43″N 79°14′43″W / 42.095253°N 79.2453101°W / 42.095253; -79.2453101