Contact: Deidre Wetelainen, Vice President
Rochester, NY Sports Commission
45 East Avenue, Suite 400
Rochester, NY 14604
Visit Rochester and Rochester Sport Commission work together to assure that your visit will be a memorable one. Our experience in event planning, sponsorships, public relations and hospitality services can help make your next sporting event a complete success.
Rochester, New York is “Open For Play!” Greater Rochester is an ideal place to hold a sporting event. Centrally located in Upstate New York, Monroe County is nestled along the southern shore of beautiful Lake Ontario and is bisected by the Genesee River and the historic Erie Canal.
Discover a diverse collection of sporting venues that are accustomed to hosting events and festivals of all kinds. Whether your event needs a stadium, multi-field complex, or convention space, Rochester has it all! Equipped with two downtown stadium venues, an indoor arena, a convention center with over 100,000 square feet, seven college campuses, multiple state-of-the-art high school facilities, pristine golf courses and thousands of acres of parklands; Monroe County is sure to fit the needs of your event!
Blue Cross Arena
Blue Cross Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Rochester, New York. For hockey and lacrosse, its seating capacity is 11,215.
Bill Gray’s Iceplex
Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is a 170,000 square foot, participatory sports facility centrally located on the campus of Monroe Community College, in Rochester N.Y. It is home to 4 NHL sized ice rinks, with the feature rink inside Lattimore Arena capable of seating 3,000 spectators.
The facility is home to 4 NHL sized ice rinks, a Bill Grays Restaurant & Tap Room, Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Coffee ETC Cafe, Iceplex Concessions, Locker Room Sports Retail Hockey Store, Parisi Speed School, Legacy Global Sports Event Management, and a Visit Rochester Tourism Center.
The facility is one of North America’s premier large-scale tournament venues, hosting numerous hockey events throughout the calendar year with teams competing from all over North America
Brockport Special Events Recreation Center
The Special Events Recreation Center, or SERC, is our newest state-of-the-art facility on campus. This 138,000 square foot, three-story building serves as the home for Campus Recreation and The College at Brockport’s Golden Eagles Track and Field programs.
Total Seating: 5,500 people including retractable bleacher seating for 3,850
10,000 sq. ft. fitness center with available community memberships
200 meter Running Track with wide lanes for accessibility
Dedicated Shot Put and Discus Areas
Four Basketball Courts
Annex with meeting space and multipurpose rooms
Full-service catering, café and retail space
The SERC Field House and adjoining meeting spaces can be set up in a variety of layouts for a wide range of activities.
Webster Aquatic Center
Whether you are looking for a place to drop-in to swim, attend an aqua class or join one of our competitive swim or dive teams, the Webster Aquatic Center has everything aquatic.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE, SOCCER, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL,
LACROSSE, FOOTBALL, GOLF, OPEN TURF/OPEN GYM, DANCE
135,000 sq. ft. facility
350M Running Track
Child Care During Work-Outs
Group Exercise Classes
Small Group and Individual Training
Members-Only Locker Rooms/Showers
Total Sports Experience
Western New York’s finest sports and recreation facility. Featuring a fitness center, leagues, academies, camps, clinics, training time, and other opportunities for youth and adults in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, basketball.
Marina Auto Stadium
Marina Auto Stadium, formerly Capelli Sport Stadium, PAETEC Park, Rochester Rhinos Stadium, and Sahlen’s Stadium, is a soccer-specific stadium in Rochester, New York, US.
The stadium hosts sporting events such as high school soccer, Rochester Junior Rhinos soccer games and practices, American football, field hockey and drum and bugle corps competitions as well as concerts.
Ontario Beach Park
Whether taking a romantic stroll along its picturesque pier, riding the Historic 1905 Dentzel Carousel, or boating, Ontario Beach Park provides all that’s necessary for a perfect summer day at the beach. Ontario Beach Park attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually. The park is a total of 39 acres and offers five shelters that are available for rent between May 1st and October 31st.
Location and Directions
Ontario Beach Park is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the northernmost section of the City of Rochester near the Irondequoit border. The park is open daily from 7am-11pm.
The park office is located at 4650 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612.
Rochester’s Wonderful Waterways Offer Leisure Opportunities!
Rochester’s magnificent waterways are among its top attractions for visitors. Happily, there is also an abundant number of ways to enjoy the natural beauty, as well as recreational and sporting opportunities, offered by these natural resources. From the charm and history of the Erie Canal to the power of the Genesee River and its waterfalls…from impressive Lake Ontario to hundreds of smaller lakes, streams, creeks, and ponds…the Rochester area offers watery treasures everywhere!
These appealing waterways can easily be enjoyed from the shore as well with many restaurants and some lodging facilities offering great water views from sunrise to sunset. For those who prefer viewing landscapes from on the water, there are cruise ships, fishing charters, and rental boats ready to board.
Frontier Field is a baseball stadium located at One Morrie Silver Way in downtown Rochester, New York. The park opened in 1996, replacing Silver Stadium in northern Rochester, which had been home to professional baseball in Rochester since 1929.
Frontier Field opened for baseball on April 11, 1997, when the Red Wings played host to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (Phillies) before a crowd of 13,227. The downtown ballpark replaced Silver Stadium, which was home to Rochester’s International League franchise for 68 years beginning in 1929. Frontier Field is the 7th ballpark to serve as the home of pro baseball in the Flower City.
Frontier Field was designed by the Kansas City-based architectural firm Ellerbe Becket. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 16, 1994, but actual construction didn’t begin until July 1995 due to cuts in the state budget. Funds were eventually restored, and after a 5-month delay it took one year to build at a price of $33 million. There were 169,000 bricks used in the ballpark structure. Frontier, the primary telephone company in Rochester, bought the naming rights for $3.5 million over 20 years.
Rochester Institute of Technology Gordon Field House
Over 30,000 visitors attend Institute, community, trade and industry, entertainment and sporting events on campus each year. In addition to the regular daily usage of the facilities, additional opportunities for campus and community events in the Gordon Field House & Activities Center include:
Concerts and other entertainment events
Brick City Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Summer trade and association conferences
NCAA Division-III playoffs and championship events
Career and job fairs
Camps and Officiating Clinics
Special regional events such as high school sectional playoffs , Monroe County Special Olympics, Empire State Games and the Deaf Olympics
The 160,000 square foot, two-story center includes:
A 60,000 sq. ft. field and event venue
An aquatics center for both competition and recreational use
A fully equipped 16,000 sq. ft. fitness center
1,752 sq. ft. meeting space
More than 90 Golf Courses
Golf.com ranks Rochester, NY as the #10 Best Golf City in the U.S.-and #1 for Golf Affordability.
Rochester is one of the most affordable places to play, with superior off-course activities. After your round, you’ll find entertainment, shopping and dining for every taste — from family-friendly to the coolest kind of “19th Hole” nightlife. Or just relax at your hotel. In some major golf areas, there are long commutes and waits for a tee time. Not so around Rochester.
Three of Golf Magazine’s Top 20 Best Public Golf Courses in NYS are in our region-Ravenwood (#7), Greystone (#14) & Bristol Harbour Resort (#17).
Gene Polisseni Center
The Gene Polisseni Center is an ice arena on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Henrietta, New York. Ground was broken for the project on October 19, 2012, and the arena was officially dedicated on September 18, 2014.
112,400 square foot multi-purpose facility with 4,000 seats at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Colleges and Universities
There are 3,901 colleges and universities in the United States and 21 of them are within a short distance of the city of Rochester.
Monroe Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Genesee Community College, SUNY College at Brockport, SUNY Buffalo State, Nazareth College, Alfred State SUNY College of Technology, University of Rochester, SUNY University at Buffalo, St. John Fisher College, Keuka College, Bryant & Stratton College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Alfred University, SUNY Geneseo, Empire State College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Bonaventure University, Corning Community College, Houghton College, Wells College,
The Dome Arena
The Dome Arena is the “NEWLY RENOVATED” premier facility in Western New York, and can accommodate, intimate gatherings and large scale events for up to 5,000. Create the perfect space to suit your needs.
The Dome Arena is home to some of the top rated concerts and shows in the region! Not to mention, has the ability to host trade-shows, conventions, Gala’s, banquets, and many other special events.
With over 25,000 square feet of event space and lighted ceilings reaching 50 feet high, The Dome Arena offers the perfect setting for any event. The new state-of-the-art lighting system allows hosts to program and design lighting patterns and colors to cater to YOUR event. In addition to that, Upper Balcony Seating Area is available with 800 built-in seats.
NEW to The Dome Arena is the Party Deck, which offers a spectacular view of the entire Dome from up above. It’s perfect for special intimate gatherings or to treat your #1 clients to an extraordinary view of your event.
Adjacent space is available – Minett Hall–25,000 square feet of open floor space with 14-foot high ceilings.
Nestled in between The Dome Arena and Minett Hall is the Welcome Court–the main entrance to the NEWLY RENOVATED facility and it too has been given an upgrade. Two brand new state-of-the-art Box Offices have been created to make your ticketing experience a good one. Plus, display monitors throughout the welcome court provide plenty of information regarding all of our upcoming events and sponsor information.