|Location||500 West Embargo St.|
Rome, NY 13440
|Owner||City of Rome|
|Operator||City of Rome|
|Surface||200' x 85' (ice hockey)|
|Tenants||Rome Frenzy (FHL) (2010-future)|
The John F. Kennedy Civic Arena (also known as Kennedy Arena) is an indoor ice skating and ice hockey arena located in Rome, New York. The arena was home to the Copper City Chiefs of the North East Hockey League during the league's failed 2007-2008 season. The arena was going to be the home to the Eastern Professional Hockey League franchise but the team folded before the season. However, starting in 2010, it will be home to the Rome Frenzy of the Federal Hockey League.
Before the major renovation, the seating capacity was around 800. The renovation project has been rumored to be raising the seating capacity to 1,200. After an almost $3.5 million renovation, Kennedy Arena officially dedicated on January 30, 2009. The improvements include Longer ice rink, extended 15 feet to 200 feet, New boards, glass, safety net, New bleachers across the back end of the arena, Four new locker rooms, Players' locker rooms upgraded, and enhanced heating and lighting system.