• Venue: Utica Memorial Auditorium
  • Address: 400 Oriskany Street West. Utica, NY 13502
  • Website: TheUticaAUD.com
  • Main Phone: 315-738-0164
  • Main Fax: 315-507-3136


  • CEO: Robert Esche
  • President: Luann Horton-Murad
  • CFO: Michael Potrzeba
  • Vice President of Ticket Sales: David Sietsma
  • Vice President of Corporate Partnerships: Lisa A. della Santina
  • Director of Creative Design: Eric Kowiatek
  • General Manager: Rick Redmond


  • Ticket Company: Empire State Tix
  • Website: EmpireStateTix.com
  • Windows: The Arena Box Office has four operating windows. All major credit cards accepted, no checks.


  • Floor Size: 200ft x 121ft (With seats retracted)
  • Capacity
  • Hockey – 3,815
  • Basketball – 4,279
  • Festival – 5,500 (Depending on stage size and if hockey boards are up)
  • Reserved Seating Floor- 1,000 depending on stage size
  • Professional Wresting- 4,500
  • General Admission – 5,400
  • Seating configuration: Lower Bowl – 1,084
  • Upper Bowl – 2,731
  • Total Seats – 3,815


  • Loading Overhead Door: Located off Charles Street.One drive-in truck ramp with 12-foot, 6 inch clearance leads straight to the arena floor.


  • Manufacturer: Wenger. The rolling concert stage is 56’x40′ with skirting handrails. Heights from 4′ can be built in any 4’x8′ dimension as well as tiered in different heights, depending on stage size.
  • Bike Rack Barricade: 345ft

Dressing Rooms

Rooms# Size Mirrors Toilets Showers Cable
LR2 17’x15′ yes one two yes
LR3 14’x15′ yes one two yes
LR4 14’x15′ yes one two yes
LR5 20’x32′ yes one 3 yes
Community Room 14’x 29′ yes four no yes
AHL Visitor Room 23’x28′ yes three 3 yes
Refs Room 10’x16′ yes two 2 yes
Media Room 30’x50′ no no no yes

Arena Rigging

  • Center Hung 31′
  • Back Wall (approx) 41′
  • Open Steel Cable Suspension

Floor Load Capacities

  • On grade floor – unlimited floor capacity.

Indoor Pyrotechnics

  • Pyrotechnics requires a Fire Marshall Permit.

Load In

  • Approximate distance to the upstage center is 35 feet.
  • One drive-in truck ramp with 12-foot, 6 inch x 14 foot, 5 inch wide clearance leads straight to the Arena floor.

Stagehands: ITEA 1

  • Local stagehands provide all load-in/out services for stage shows, events, and theatrical performances.


  • UTICA AUD- The Utica AUD now features two large Eversan videoscreen boards located at the stage end of the arena, as well as a halo board above the center hung scoreboard. Two new bars, The Horton Room (a lounge bar) & Kilfoil’s (an Irish Pub), add to an already great fan experience at The AUD.