Blue Cross Arena


The Blue Cross Arena was a major overhaul and addition to the former Rochester War Memorial in Downtown Rochester, NY. Massive renovations included the relocation of the loading dock and show staging areas, demolition of structures on all 4 sides and complete HVAC upgrades. The expansion from 2,500 to 7,500 seats with luxury suites and handicap amenities was completed while the Arena was in full use for hockey and other events without realizing any downtime or loss of revenue to the venue. LECESSE served as construction manager and partnered with DeWolff Partnership and Rosetti Architects on this project.