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The Oncenter is a three-building convention and entertainment complex in Downtown Syracuse, New York, United States. It is composed of a convention center, sporting arena, and theaters.

Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center

Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center[edit]

The Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, which opened in 1992, consists of 99,000 square feet (9,200 square meters) of rentable space. It is attached to a 1,000-car parking garage.[1] The convention center is named after Nicholas J. Pirro, 20-year executive of Onondaga County.[2]

War Memorial Arena[edit]

War Memorial Arena

The War Memorial Arena at The Oncenter is a 6,230-seat multi-purpose arena that has been home to Syracuse's former NBA team, the Syracuse Nationals, as well as several minor-league hockey, football, and lacrosse teams. Since 1994, it has been home to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters[edit]

The John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters at The Oncenter are home to the Syracuse Opera Company. The Crouse-Hinds Theater, the main theater of the center, contains one of the largest stage in Upstate New York and seats 2,117, on three tiers. The other two theaters are the Carrier Theater, with 463 seats, and the Bevard Studio, with 162 seats.[3]


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Coordinates: 43°02′37″N 76°08′54″W / 43.043594°N 76.148199°W / 43.043594; -76.148199