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War Memorial at Oncenter
Former names Onondaga War Memorial
Location 800 S State St, Syracuse, New York, USA 13202
Coordinates 43°2′41″N 76°8′54″W / 43.04472°N 76.14833°W / 43.04472; -76.14833Coordinates: 43°2′41″N 76°8′54″W / 43.04472°N 76.14833°W / 43.04472; -76.14833
Opened 1951
Renovated 1994
Owner Onondaga County
Operator Onondaga County
Capacity 8,000 (floor events)
6,230 (hockey)
Syracuse Warriors (AHL) (1951-1954)
Syracuse Nationals (NBA) (1951-1963)
Syracuse Eagles (AHL) (1974-1975)
Syracuse Firebirds (AHL) (1979-1980)
Syracuse Smash (NLL) (1997-2000)
Syracuse Soldiers (AIFL) (2006)
Syracuse Raging Bullz (ABA) (2007)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL) (1994-Present)

The War Memorial at Oncenter, originally the Onondaga War Memorial, is a 6,230-seat multi-purpose arena in Downtown Syracuse, New York. It is part of the Oncenter Complex. Built in 1951, it featured the first poured-in-place concrete roof in the U.S.

The War Memorial is home to the Syracuse Crunch Ice hockey team. Previous teams to call the War Memorial home included the NBA's Syracuse Nationals and several now-defunct American Hockey League teams. It was home to various KISS shows over the years. It hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1961 and the NCAA Frozen Four in 1967 and 1971. It also hosted the first WWF In Your House pay-per-view in 1995. In April 1998 the Oncenter hosted WWF Monday Night Raw. The Oncenter is occasionally host to WWE house shows.

War Memorial at OnCenter (2006)
Preceded by
State Fair Coliseum
Home of the
Syracuse Nationals

1951 – 1963
Succeeded by
Convention Hall &
Philadelphia Arena
Preceded by
Convention Hall
Host of the
NBA All-Star Game

Succeeded by
Kiel Auditorium
Preceded by
Williams Arena
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Host of the
Frozen Four

Succeeded by
Duluth Arena
Duluth, Minnesota
Preceded by
Olympic Center
Lake Placid, New York
Host of the
Frozen Four

Succeeded by
Boston Garden
Boston, Massachusetts


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