Henrietta, N.Y.- The site has been picked for RIT’s new hockey arena.
University leaders decided the Gene Polisseni Center will be built on the south side of campus, just south of the Student Alumni Union.
The location is next to the existing turf athletic field.
School leaders say its central location makes it accessible to all students residing on campus who will be within easy walking distance of the facility. “Also, having it positioned south of the university’s other venues will allow us to manage multiple events on campus simultaneously without creating significant traffic congestion,” said James Watters, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.
The architects for the project will present a formal design plan for the arena later this summer.
Construction is expected to cost between $30 million and $35 million.