We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Cross Arena

1 War Memorial Sq, Rochester, NY 14614-2109
+1 585-758-5300
Review Highlights
A Good Venue to Catch Amerks Hockey

The Blue Cross Arena is the main indoor venue in Rochester, New York. The arena has indoor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matteo A
Rochester, New York
via mobile
Great place to see a basket-ball game!

Medium size arena (around 11 000 seats). Great view to the court. The seats are really confortable... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Francis W
Whitby, Canada
Read all 70 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hockey game” (10 reviews)
“war memorial” (4 reviews)
“neil diamond” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1 War Memorial Sq, Rochester, NY 14614-2109
1 War Memorial Sq, Rochester, NY 14614-2109
+1 585-758-5300
Write a ReviewReviews (70)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Blue Cross Arena is the main indoor venue in Rochester, New York. The arena has indoor lacrosse, minor league basketball, and Amerks Hockey. The sight lines are great minus a few areas up high, because of the low ceiling. The prices for events are...More

Thank Matteo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Medium size arena (around 11 000 seats). Great view to the court. The seats are really confortable however not a lot of legroom. The price at the concession are reasonable. Lots of parking around the arena.

Thank Francis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Rochester Americans (Amerks) hockey game at the Blue Cross Arena. We have been attending events here for over 30 years! So much fun, and not a bad seat in the house.

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic concert!!! Great seats!!!! No super long lines for the bathroom Miss having concerts here they need yo host more

Thank Dawnasmith
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The staff here always make sure we have all the necessary things provided for! With many people coming from all over western New York. The efforts they put to make sure that our weekend go smoothly is noteworthy! We appreciate all that the staff do...More

Thank Mercedes W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The set up for the concert was great, it's the beverage set up that I didn't love. You buy an $8.00 glass of wine and it's in practically a Dixie Cup. When you have a hike back to your seats, trying to walk with an...More

1  Thank 1Travelgirl08
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We went to the Blue Cross Arena for a Neil Diamond Concert and sat in the lower level. I was surprised how well the sound system was in this arena. Much better than some of the other arenas I've attended.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We attended the Neil Diamond 50 Anniversary Tour concert here on June 4th, travelling from Syracuse, NY. The arena was not very well organized at all. I am not sure what time the venue opened its doors, but we stood in line for 45 minutes...More

1  Thank Coral D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great stadium for watching the Rochester Americans AHL Team. Parking is near by and the prices won't set one back too far - affordability is dependability!

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Coming from Toronto to see some good ol American hockey and we were not disappointed. Really cool arena, beer by the micro brew or the large breweries. Super cool lacrosse statue as you walk in. I love the old pictures of Mike Keenan, Don Cherry...More

Thank davidsB4647NJ
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 hotels in Rochester
Rochester Riverside Hotel
32 reviews
.36 km away
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown
78 reviews
.37 km away
Hyatt Regency Rochester
1,178 reviews
.38 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown
489 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
1,995 reviews
.23 km away
The French Quarter
54 reviews
.44 km away
Founders Cafe
23 reviews
.26 km away
Flight Wine Bar
33 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Strong National Museum of Play
1,761 reviews
.76 km away
Frontier Field
240 reviews
.92 km away
Geva Theatre Center
283 reviews
.52 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
There are many parking garages within 1 block of the arena. The parking lot at the Arena is reserved for those with disabilities.
29 August 2017|
Response from Mercedes W | Reviewed this property |
There are nearby ramps for parking. I park in the lot directly across the street where the court building is. There's ample parking there as well as an elevator if you have to park in the lower levels. I hope this is helpful
7 February 2015|
Response from Saratoga_Pixie | Reviewed this property |
The last time I was there I sat in 108 and I can honestly state that most all of those lower tier sections are great for sporting events. I do know that the all-new Season Ticket Holder VIP Riverside Lounge is actually... More