The First Arena is a 3,784-seat multi-purpose facility that features two ice surfaces, a full service restaurant and bar, a food service center for the recreational rink, video game arcade, 31 luxury suites, party/group outing facilities, and meeting/community rooms among other amenities. located in downtown Elmira, New York. The arena opened in 2000 as the Coach USA Center which changed names to the First Arena in 2004. It is home to the Elmira Jackals ice hockey team of the ECHL. It is located on the corner of W. Gray Street and N. Main Street.

The First Arena, has hosted many different sporting events since its opening in November 2000. The First Arena is most likely known for the Elmira Jackals who compete in the ECHL and formerly the United Hockey League. First Arena has also hosted many other sporting events such as basketball, wrestling and X-treme Ice Racing.

The arena is used for more than just sporting events, with musical acts, family productions, and many other large entertainment performances such as concerts, circuses, and professional wrestling. The following is a partial list of the concerts and other entertainment events that have taken place there: Larry the Cable Guy Bill Engvall Disney on Ice Bob Dylan Vince Gill and Amy Grant Christmas Kenny Rogers Christmas Wine on Ice X-treme Ice Racing Harlem Globetrotters Dierks Bently WWE Wrestling TNA Wrestling & many more events

Arena Operations Staff

Staff Title STAFF MEMBER General Manager Robbie Nichols Director of Communications/Broadcasting Nick Hulberg Box Office Manager Joe Fargnoli Sr. Sales Executive Don Lewis Sales Executive Joe Reed Administrative Assistant Edward Meek Director of Operations Angela Pleus Rec Rink Manager Mike Robbins Skating Director/Recreation Rink Programs Robyn Bentley


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