This new multi-purpose arena in downtown Dayton, Ohio will revitalize a neglected plaza adjacent to the Dayton Convention Center. A true urban facility, it fills the city block with modern glass façades which front some of the busiest streets in the downtown area, allowing passersby to view activities inside.
The upper concourse level connects directly to the existing Crowne Plaza hotel on site and also the Convention Center via the city skyway system. In addition to the professional hockey team, the two ice sheets serve local youth and community ice sports, provide a venue for concerts, live performances, motorsports, and other typical multi-purpose events.
Building on existing strengths and amenities, the new venue utilizes the hotel’s foodservice, meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Seating in the open bowl of the main arena is 5,000 for hockey, with 500 in the secondary rink, while stage events handle up to 6,000 capacity.