The Main Street Armory has a long and storied history in Rochester. It was originally constructed in 1905 as a final training place for soldiers in both of the World Wares. After that, the New York National Guard used it for training. The Rochester Centrals, a professional basketball team, played in the building from 1925-1931, one of many sports teams to play there. The building sat vacant for years until Scott Donaldson bought it in 2005 and refurbished it to its current condition.
The will call window is open one hour prior to the shows. Drugs, weapons, backpacks, smoking, re-entry, moshing, crowd surfing, bottles and cans are all prohibited. Alcohol is available at many of the events but patrons must be 21 in order to drink. The arena seats 5,000 patrons and every seat features a great view of the event.