The impressive transformation of Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady has an ambitious new phase in the works.

There are many superlatives you could use to describe the evolution of the Mohawk Harbor area of Schenectady. From Rivers Casino, to the beautiful apartments and townhomes, to the great shops and restaurants right on the waterfront, the Mohawk Harbor area has transformed over the last few years into an amazing place to live and into one of the Capital Region's top destinations for a night out.

Could the next phase of that transformation be a new destination for sporting events and entertainment?

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One type of venue we are kind of missing here in the Capital Region is a mid-sized arena. We of course have the MVP Arena, but that is usually reserved for pretty large scale sporting events and concerts.

That could soon change with plans in the works for a new arena on Mohawk Harbor.

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NY State Budget Earmarks $10m For Mohawk Harbor Arena

According to a Times Union story, the recently approved New York State budget has $10 million earmarked to help finance the construction of a new arena on the harbor. The primary purpose of the arena would be to serve as the new home and ice rink for the Union College Hockey team, but the planned 2,850 seat facility would also host "...events, conferences, and trade shows..." according to the Times Union. The new $40 million arena project is part of the next phase of development on the harbor and no exact timetable for construction has been set due to lingering supply chain and other issues.

Regardless of timing, it seems we can expect more big things at Mohawk Harbor in the future. And an arena of this size would be the perfect addition to the Capital Region venue mix. When I see events, I immediately think..."Hey, we could be getting another great concert venue!" I say the more the merrier!

Schenectady One of of NY's Worst? 10 Reasons Why We Disagree

Money Inc. recently ranked Schenectady at #11 on their list of the 20 worst places to live in New York. What they do not see in these rankings is Schenectady is a city on the rise. All the redevelopment downtown and folks moving in to settle into a city lifestyle have been amazing to see the last few years, not to mention the city is a great destination for shows, great restaurants, and so much more. So let's get to it - here are 10 reasons why we disagree with Money Inc.

Every Country Artist Performing In Upstate NY In 2022

We are set for a big year of Country shows in 2022, and here is a complete list of artists set to perform in 2022 in the Capital Region and all over Upstate New York.