Glens Falls Civic Center

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Outside Glens Falls city hall Thursday afternoon, Dan Burke, president of the Adirondack Civic Center Coalition, presented Mayor Dan Hall with a $50,000 check.


Calling hours will be held Thursday afternoon for a longtime professional hockey announcer from Glens Falls.

Dave Strader died Sunday after a 16-month battle with cancer.

A legendary coach for the Adirondack Red Wings who led the former Glens Falls hockey team to two Calder Cup championships was celebrated today. Bill Dineen, who died at 84 last December, is now immortalized on the avenue in front of the city’s arena.

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Professional hockey will remain in Glens Falls under a new parent team and head coach.

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As often happens this time of year, reporters were summoned to a hockey arena in the region today to learn about a franchise’s future. But this time, professional hockey is staying in Glens Falls. The ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder, which have called the Civic Center home for two seasons, will soon come under local ownership.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo briefed the media on his budget proposal Tuesday night. This morning, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul appeared at the Glens Falls Civic Center to explain to local officials what it means for their region.

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For the second straight year, the Glens Falls Civic Center is under repair after damage was discovered on a  portion of the exterior wall. A similar issue forced the closure of the arena in early 2015.

The life of a professional hockey player and coach who guided a Glens Falls team to two championships will be remembered today at the Glens Falls Civic Center.


Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, a Capital Region Democrat, says he recently learned that a vote to legalize mixed-martial arts could come as soon as Monday. Santabarbara, who  has been a vocal advocate for bringing the sport to New York, said the bill to regulate it has 80 co-sponsors.

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The Glens Falls Civic Center has been awarded $2 million in state funding to make major improvements to its aging facilities.

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament will be leaving Glens Falls for Binghamton in 2017 after more than three decades at the Civic Center. The city is losing one of its busiest weekends of the year.

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For more than 30 years, the Glens Falls Civic Center has been the home of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys basketball tournament. Now, during the bidding process to keep the tournament for another three years, officials in the Warren County city are trying to keep the tournament from moving.

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While summer is typically a slower time for the Glens Falls Civic Center, arena leaders are keeping busy with a new fundraising campaign, a new general manager, and a new hockey team.

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The Glens Falls Civic Center, now three months under new management, is in the process of cutting costs and raising revenues.

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At the beginning of what is usually the busiest time of year for the Glens Falls Civic Center, events are on hold as officials work to repair damage caused by winter weather.

The Adirondack Thunder

The new hockey team that will call the Glens Falls Civic Center home after the Adirondack Flames exit after only one season has a name.

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It could be one and done for the new hockey team in Glens Falls. The future of the Adirondack Flames is in question, as a pending deal with the American Hockey League could move the club to the West Coast after only one season at the Civic Center.

Glens Falls is used to saying goodbye to hockey teams by now, but it was only eight months ago that officials announced the Adirondack Flames would bring American League Hockey back to the Civic Center…

“Welcome to the three-peat AHL city, Glens Falls, New York!”

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Warren County lawmakers today approved a plan to provide $750,000 over the course of three years to help support operations at the Glens Falls Civic Center, which is changing hands.

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A plan to use tax dollars to support the Glens Falls Civic Center is a topic of debate in Warren County.

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The Glens Falls Civic Center, for sale for the past several months, has a new owner.

After no offers were made for the Glens Falls Civic Center at a public auction last month, two bidders have come forward to the city government with plans to purchase the publicly owned arena.

The city has been looking to sell its arena, which is standing in about $1.3 million in debt. No bidders stepped forward at the public auction in August, where the city had set the minimum bid at $1.5 million. But since then, the aging arena has attracted some attention.

8/19/14 Panel

Aug 19, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Jim Jeffords Dies at 80
Glens Falls Civic Center
Mail carriers at risk
The Cost of Raising A Child

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City officials had hoped the Glens Falls Civic Center would be sold,  but it did not happen Monday.

No Bidders At Glens Falls Civic Center Auction

Aug 18, 2014
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No one wants to buy the Glens Falls Civic Center.

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On Monday, the City of Glens Falls will place its publicly owned arena up for auction. While some in the city are looking for a sale, others are hoping to keep the ownership of the Glens Falls Civic Center within the community.

With a $1.5 million price tag, the Glens Falls Civic Center will be put up for auction Monday morning. The Civic Center, owned by the city since its construction in the 1970s, has been a drain on the city’s finances in recent years.

A last-minute attempt by Warren County to halt the sale of the Glens Falls Civic Center at a public auction scheduled for later this month has failed.

Comptroller DiNapoli
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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was joined by local officials in Glens Falls today to unveil a new report that shows looming fiscal stress on the upstate city.


Officials in Glens Falls have announced plans to sell the longtime city-owned arena.

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The Adirondack Flames, Glens Falls’ new American Hockey League team, has provided more details on its inaugural season as it transitions to its new home.

Thursday in Glens Falls, Adirondack Flames President Brian Petrovek gave an update on how the Civic Center’s new team is settling in. He outlined that the team is assembling its full-time staff, the offices have been painted white and red to match the team’s colors, and that much of the work ahead will be to reach into the community and get fans ready for first game of the season this fall.

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Officials and members of the public gathered in Glens Falls today to officially welcome a new American Hockey League team. It’s a boost for a city that has had its share of teams come and go in recent years.

At a press conference at the Glens Falls Civic Center, city officials and local residents cheered on the official welcoming of the arena’s new American Hockey League Team, the Adirondack Flames.