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Welcome to The Oncenter!

We are excited to welcome you to our three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York.

The Oncenter has a variety of flexible spaces to accommodate events of all types and sizes. As an ASM Global managed facility, you can rest assured our dedicated professionals will make your event visions a reality and ensure a memorable experience for your staff and attendees alike.

We encourage you to explore The Oncenter and imagine the lasting experiences we can build together!

Three Versatile Facilities. Endless Possibilities.

Where Syracuse

The Oncenter
Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center

Photo Credit: Chuck Wainwright

The premier choice for local, regional and national conventions, conferences, meetings, banquets and gatherings since 1992, the facility has a beautifully blank canvas that is easily adapted into the event masterpiece of your design with the guidance of our professional event services team.

The facility was renamed the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in 2007 when then-County Executive Nicholas J. Pirro retired.

Where Syracuse

Upstate Medical Arena
at The Oncenter War Memorial

Photo Credit: Chuck Wainwright

Originally known as the Onondaga County War Memorial, the arena opened in 1951 as a living tribute to area veterans. The iconic facility has hosted countless events over the years and has been the home to the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) Hockey Team since 1994.

The facility was renamed Upstate Medical Arena at The Oncenter War Memorial in 2019 upon signing of a naming rights agreement with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Where Syracuse
Celebrates the Arts.

The Oncenter
John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters

Photo Credit: Chuck Wainwright

The Syracuse community has celebrated the arts together in the Civic Center Theater since its opening in 1976. The facility is home to three unique theatrical spaces with the ability to accommodate productions of all sizes.

The building was named the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in honor of County Executive John H. Mulroy who retired in 1987. It houses the three theaters as well as Onondaga County Offices.


  • 200,000 square feet of meeting, theater, arena and exhibition space
  • Versatile exhibit, ballroom and breakout meeting space
  • Multi functional theater space including a black box theater, a 463-seat theater, and a 2,100-seat theater
  • Flexible-use arena with ice, basketball, turf and concert capabilities
  • Historic Veteran’s Memorial and Exhibits
  • In-house box office management, Ticketmaster vendor
  • In-house catering and convention service management staff
  • Interior connective corridors from Convention Center to the War Memorial Arena
  • Adjacent Parking Garage and Lot

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