Northwest Arena is a multi-purpose arena in Jamestown, New York, USA. It hosts local sporting events and concerts. It has been the home of two short-lived minor league hockey teams: the Jamestown Titans of the North Eastern Hockey League in 2003-04 and the Jamestown Vikings of the Mid-Atlantic Hockey League in 2007-08. It serves as the home of the junior hockey Jamestown Jets in 2008-09, also hosting that year's UJHL All Star Game, and occasionally hosts training camp for the Erie Otters. The capacity of the "Arena A" for hockey is 1,900 people, and has begun exploring expanding that capacity to 3,000 seats to lure a professional franchise, but this proposal was never accepted.
The arena is one of several venues being utilized for Western New York's hosting of the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The arena will host exhibition games before the tournament proper begins.
Naming rights to the arena have been held by Northwest Bank since the arena's inception. Until 2016, the arena was known as Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, as the five Jamestown branches of the bank had operated as "Jamestown Savings Bank" since 1998.
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- Teska, Simon. More On Its Way? Jets Executives Looking To Lure Professional Hockey To City. The Post-Journal. 17 January 2009.