Owned by the City of Rochester and operated by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is downtown Rochester’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Located just off the bank of the Genesee River, the multi-purpose facility is the primary home to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL), and plays host to some of the world’s top concerts, sporting events and other attractions. Since opening its doors back in 1955, The Blue Cross Arena has welcomed more than 400,000 guests each year. The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is also home to the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Rochester Knighthawks, and has been the site of several high-profile sporting events, including the 1957 and 2000 AHL All-Star Classic, four NLL Finals and NHL preseason games. The facility holds a seating capacity of over 10,600 and includes 25 private luxury suites.