The Adirondack Bank Center is a premiere entertainment venue.
The Adirondack Bank Center is a 3,860-seat multi-purpose arena in Utica, New York, with a capacity of 5,700 for concerts. Nicknamed the AUD, it is the home arena of the Utica Comets, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's New Jersey Devils, and Utica City FC of the MASL, and the Utica University Pioneers.
The Utica Memorial Auditorium was built by the city of Utica in 1959 on the site of the old Erie canal, on land donated by the state of New York.
Dedicated to the memory of area veterans and the wars in which they served, it was, at the time, one of only three arenas worldwide that had completely unobstructed views with no support pillars to see around. Madison Square Garden in New York City is modeled after the Auditorium. The City operated the Auditorium from 1960 until 1996.
Late in 1996, the AUD was sold to the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority, which continues the fine tradition of bringing affordable family entertainment to the people of Oneida County and surrounding areas.
On September 27, 2017, the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority announced a 10-year naming rights deal with locally based Adirondack Bank, amending the official name of "The Aud" to Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.