Glens Falls Civic Center
Glens Falls Civic Center is a 4,806-seat multi-purpose arena, located in downtown Glens Falls, New York, that currently serves as the home of the Adirondack Phantoms, of the AHL. Built in 1979, it was originally the home of the Adirondack Red Wings, AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. On June 21, 1989, The Who kicked off their 25th Anniversary Tour here. This is the first time in 7 years they've been on tour. This also marked their first performance without drummer Kenny Jones, who replaced Keith Moon in 1979, he was replaced by Simon Phillips. On October 31, 1994, it became the site of the first of four "Halloween costumes" by the jam band Phish. That evening, in the middle of a three set concert, Phish performed The Beatles' White Album in its entirety. For the 2007”“08 AHL season and 2008”“09 AHL season, the nearby Albany River Rats played four home games in Glens Falls in order to gauge the community's interest in whether an American Hockey League franchise could relocate to Glens Falls. City government officials and arena management were looking into the possibility of acquiring a franchise to play in the Civic Center. In April 2008, the building became one of the management properties of Global Spectrum for the city of Glens Falls, New York. On February 12, 2009, the Center was announced to be a potential temporary home to the Philadelphia Phantoms AHL team, who would leave Philadelphia following the 2009 season due to the demolition of the Wachovia Spectrum. The Glens Falls Civic Center has been the host of the New York State Basketball Championships and Federation tournament through 2010. The Federation tournament in 2011 will be moved to the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. Another notable event at the Civic Center came on December 8, 2010, when it hosted a basketball game between BYU and Vermont billed as the "Hometown Classic". The game served as a homecoming for BYU star Jimmer Fredette, who had led Glens Falls High School to the New York state championship game, held at this facility, in 2007. A beyond-capacity crowd of 6,300, which also included former BYU great and current Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, saw Fredette's Cougars win 86”“58.


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