Deal reached for $50 million ice hockey rink in Schenectady

Deal announced for new arena at Mohawk Harbor

Deal announced for new arena at Mohawk Harbor

Union College and Schenectady County have reached an agreement to build a $50 million arena at Mohawk Harbor as part of a public-private partnership.

The 97,178-square-foot arena will feature a 2,200 seat ice hockey rink. It will have the capacity to expand to 3,600 seats for other sporting events, trade shows, special events and conventions, the county said in a statement. 

Union College has negotiated a long-term lease with the developer, West Yard Properties, to be the primary tenant. The city will pay $20 million over 25 years to host the school’s men’s and women’s hockey programs.

The project also includes $10 million in state funding, $5 million from Schenectady County and $2.5 million from the city.  

Neil Golub, retired Price Chopper/Market 32 CEO, has contributed $1 million.  

Construction will begin in the spring and will be completed in time for the 2025-2026 hockey season.