Sports

In Oneida County, we have love for the game! From hotels to sporting venues, the community welcomes teams and all their fans.

Utica, Rome and the surrounding communities located in Oneida County, NY have a long history at both the professional and amateur levels of sports and sporting events as home to the Utica Boilermaker Road Race, Utica Comets AHL, Utica City Football Club MASL, Utica Curling Club, Utica Blue Sox and Adirondack Trailblazers of PGCBL and Rome Generals NYCBL, plus PGA ranked golf courses, roller derby, Lacrosse and more. The diversity in our sports community and venues is directly connected to the strength of our area colleges, universities, high schools, sports clubs and organizations, providing exceptional experiences for athletes and spectators alike.

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Utica's newest sports venue, The Nexus Center, is a 169,440 square foot facility conveniently located off the New York State Thruway in Utica, NY. Opening in November of 2022, the Nexus Center will feature state of the art amenities to make it a tournament destination.

The Nexus Center will feature three multipurpose 200ft. x 85ft. playing surfaces that can be utilized as ice sheets or turf. Each one of these ice sheets will have the functionality to allow them to be utilized as turf or ice, or any combination of such. The Nexus Center will be connected by a walkway to the historic Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, which brings the total up to four surfaces for sports tournaments.

The feature rink at the Nexus Center will be home to Utica University Women’s team and the Utica Jr. Comets’ Junior teams. This 1200 seat venue will include several luxury boxes overlooking the ice surface.

The Nexus Center will feature over 25 locker rooms, commercial office space, college classrooms, retail stores, state of the art training space, a fitness track, and food and beverage services.

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