by Amy Moritz
While the Canisius hockey team is anxious to move into its new digs at HarborCenter this fall, RIT is getting ready to move into its brand spanking new hockey home as well.
The Polisseni Center on the school's Rochester campus is set to open in September to host both the Tigers' men's and women's hockey programs.
Democrat & Chronicle reporter Jim Mandelaro has an update on the construction, complete with a gallery of photos and video, of the new arena.
Polisseni Center will seat about 4,000, including 290 club seats and six luxery suites. Fans will have more choices from two concession stands along with 13 restrooms, 275 parking spaces outside the arena and a Barnes and Noble for all your RIT hockey merchandising needs.
The rink itself is also bigger -- 200 feet by 85 feet. That's considered regulation size but 15 feet longer than the 46-year old Ritter Arena.
The Atlantic Hockey schedule has not been released yet, so no word when Niagara and Canisius will have the opportunity to play in the new building.