Webster Bank Arena
Sports: Men's Ice Hockey
Capacity: 8,500 (Hockey), 10,000 (Total Venue Capacity)
The Sacred Heart University men's hockey team will call Webster Bank Arena home, beginning in 2016-17. The venue will serve as the practice and game home of the Pioneers, with the team occupying a brand new locker room - designed and built just for SHU Hockey. Webster Bank Arena is a multi-purpose facility that also hosts basketball games, concerts, trade shows, and many other events. The Pioneers posted a 3-1-0 record in their first season at Webster Bank Arena, including winning their debut game as the home team in the venue, knocking off American International, 4-2.
Webster Bank Arena has been home to the New York Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, since the team's inception in 2001. In fact, 12 players on the Islanders' current roster have previously played with Bridgeport. Webster Bank Arena is home to nearly 150 events each year including sporting events, family shows, concerts and much more.