The War Memorial is a mixed-use arena located at the OnCenter Complex, a three-building sports and entertainment complex located in Syracuse, New York. The arena's previous name was Onondaga County War Memorial, and its current alternative name is the OnCenter War Memorial Arena. Seating capacities range from 6,000 for hockey games and 7,000 for events held on the main stage. Built between 1949 and 1951 at an estimated cost of $40 million, the War Memorial At OnCenter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The arena is the official home of the Syracuse Crunch ice hockey team of the American Hockey League (AHL). Previous tenants include the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA. Popular musical acts such as KISS and Aerosmith have also entertained local crowds on the arena stage. The best tickets for events at the War Memorial At OnCenter are available now at StubHub.
Is there on-site parking available for War Memorial At OnCenter events?
Yes. On-site parking for War Memorial At OnCenter events includes roughly 1,300 parking spots, including ADA-compliant parking for persons with disabilities. Parking prices vary according to event type. Advance purchase of parking spots is available online or at the venue box office prior to events.
Is there wheelchair-accessible seating at the War Memorial At OnCenter? What other accommodations are available?
Yes. War Memorial At OnCenter seating is accessible to disabled persons and those with limited mobility. Accessible rows and seating varies on the event because seating configuration varies for each event type. Management guarantees that all War Memorial accessible seating provides advantageous views of the stage and arena action. Hearing devices and interpreters for theatrical events are available, and service animals are welcome. Your service animal must be leashed and remain with you at all times.
Can I bring outside food and beverages into the venue?
No outside food or beverages of any kind are allowed inside the venue. Guests can choose from a wide array of available refreshments at the on-site concessions stands. Alcoholic beverages must be enjoyed on the premises only. You must be 21 to drink and have valid, government-issued ID. Bottles and formula for infants are permitted inside the venue.
Do War Memorial At OnCenter tickets entitle you to exit and re-enter the event?
No. For safety reasons, exit and re-entry is prohibited at all events.
Is there public transportation to War Memorial At OnCenter?
Yes. Centro Syracuse buses provide connections between the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center and the War Memorial At OnCenter as well as surrounding communities. Visit Centro's website for specific routes.
Can you bring cameras into War Memorial At OnCenter?
Camera policies are event-specific, so call ahead to confirm. Generally, most events prohibit professional cameras and equipment such as detachable lenses longer than 3 inches, flashes, monopods and tripods. Digital cameras and 35mm without detachable lenses are fine, but this does not necessarily apply to all events. Video recording is prohibited at all events.Back to Top