The State Fair Coliseum is an indoor arena in Geddes, New York. It hosted the NBA's Syracuse Nationals from 1949 to 1951 as well as the Syracuse Stars of the American Hockey League. The arena held 7,500 people and was built in 1927. It is owned by the State of New York with naming rights purchased by Coca-Cola. The arena was used by the until the team was purchased by Louis M. Jacobs of Jacob's Concessions and the team was relocated to Buffalo, New York where they became the Buffalo Bisons to become the primary tenant at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium when it opened in 1940. Pro hockey would not return to the Syracuse area until the Springfield Indians relocated to the newly opened Onondaga County War Memorial in 1951.
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