First Arena

First Arena, located in downtown  Elmira, NY, is a 3,784-seat multi-purpose facility that features two ice surfaces, a full-service restaurant and bar, a food service center for the recreational rink, 31 luxury suites, party/group outing facilities, and meeting/community rooms, among other amenities. 

The arena opened in 2000 as the Coach USA Center which changed names to the First Arena in 2004. It is home to the Elmira Jackals ice hockey team of the ECHL. It is located on the corner of W. Gray Street and N. Main Street.

 

Driving Directions

From Binghamton

  • Take Route 17/I-86 West to Exit 56

  • Take first left off of Exit 56 onto Water St.

  • Follow Water St. through several lights to N. Main St.

  • Take a right onto N. Main St.

  • Arena is on your left

From Watkins Glen

  • Take Route 14 South, follow onto Clemens Center Pkwy. once in Elmira

  • Turn right off of Clemens Center Pkwy. onto Gray St.

  • Follow Gray St. one block through to Main St., arena is located at southwest corner of Main St. and Gray St.

From Mansfield

  • Take Route 15 North to Route 17/I-86 East

  • Take Exit 56 and follow to Water St., turn right onto Water St.

  • Follow Water St. through several lights to N. Main St.

  • Take a right onto N. Main St.

  • Arena is on your left

From Ithaca/Syracuse

  • Take Route 13 South to Route 17/I-86 East

  • Take Exit 56 and follow to Water St., turn right onto Water St.

  • Follow Water St. through several lights to N. Main St.

  • Take a right onto N. Main St.

  • Arena is on your left

From Rochester

  • Take I-390 East to Route 17/I-86 East

  • Take Exit 56 and follow to Water St., turn right onto Water St.

  • Follow Water St. through several lights to N. Main St.

  • Take a right onto N. Main St.

  • Arena is on your left