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Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
The Arena
Location 1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, New York
Opened 1973
Closed Open
Owner Broome County
Operator Broome County
Surface Ice
Former names Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Tenants Binghamton Senators (AHL) (2002-Present)
B.C. Icemen (UHL) (1997-2002)
Binghamton Rangers (AHL) (1990-1997)
Binghamton Whalers (AHL) (1980-1990)
Binghamton Dusters (AHL) (1977-1980)
Broome Dusters (NAHL) (1973-1977)
Capacity 4,727 (hockey)
6,800 (concerts)

The Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena (formerly the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena) is a 6,800 (4,727/ for Hockey) multi-purpose arena in Binghamton, New York. The arena was completed in 1973, providing an entertainment venue for residents of the Greater Binghamton area. The design was created by a college student who had won a public design competition. Originally, the Broome County Forum was to be adjacent to the arena, but plans fell through due to lack of funds.

The first act at the arena was the Barnum & Bailey Circus, in May 1973. The band Chicago played the first concert at the arena (with Bruce Springsteen as opener) on June 20, 1973. The first regular tenant of the arena were the Binghamton Dusters of the North American Hockey League.

Today, the Broome County Arena is home to the Binghamton Senators, who are affiliated with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL.

The Broome County Arena was the home for the 2008 AHL All-Star Game.

Binghamton Hockey Hall of FameEdit

The Arena is home to the Binghamton Hockey Hall of Fame. Inductees:

1998: Ken Holland, Randy MacGregor, Jim Matthews

1999: Rod Bloomfield, Jacques Caron, Paul Stewart

2000: Paul Crowley, Paul Fenton, Larry Pleau

2001: Craig Duncanson, Pierre Laganiere, Brad Shaw

2002: Chris Cichocki, Peter Sidorkiewicz, Ross Yates

2003: Roger Neel, Peter Fiorentino

2004: Peter Laviolette, Jon Smith, Bob Sullivan

2005: Don Biggs, Dallas Gaume, Brad Jones

2006: Ken Gernander, Dave Staffen

2007: Gary Jaquith, Brian McReynolds

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