Visions Veterans Memorial Arena
The Visions Federal Credit Union Veterans Memorial Arena (formerly the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena) and the Broome County Forum Theatre are owned and operated by Broome County.
The Visions Federal Credit Union Veterans Memorial Arena is a 5,000-seat arena (with up to 7,000 capacity depending on configuration). It is home to the Binghamton Black Bears (Federal Prospects Hockey League). The Arena anchors the downtown area as a center for a wide variety of sports, concerts, expos, and family events.
The Arena was built in 1973 as a result of a nationwide design competition. Some of the top stars in the world have played the Arena at one time or another. The first act at the Arena was the Barnum & Bailey circus in May 1973. Chicago played the first concert at the Arena (with Bruce Springsteen as opener) on June 20, 1973. The first regular tenants of the Arena were the Broome Dusters (NAHL, 1973-1977), followed by the Binghamton Dusters (AHL, 1977-1980), the Binghamton Whalers (AHL, 1980-1990), the Binghamton Rangers (AHL, 1990-1997), the B.C. Icemen (UHL, 1997-2002), the Binghamton Senators (AHL, 2002-2017), and the Binghamton Devils (AHL, 2017-2021).
Today, the Arena is home to the Binghamton Black Bears (FPHL, 2021-present), and it continues to provide a constant stream of top-class events to the Greater Binghamton area.
Upcoming Visions Veterans Memorial Arena Events
There are no upcoming events at this time.