BY SHENANDOAH BRIERE The Daily Gazette
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The newly passed state budget includes $10 million toward a new arena for Union College ice hockey and other events, according to lawmakers and economic development officials involved in the project.
The new facility would be built at the Mohawk Harbor development off Erie Boulevard, home of Rivers Casino, the River House apartment complex and other tenants.
State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara said he secured the state funding for the arena after he submitted a request in March during the budget-making process. The money was included in the final budget approved over the weekend by state lawmakers.
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