by Nick Mecca


 What time do doors open?

The doors will open for UFC Utica Fight Night at 5:30pm.

Will there be tickets at the doors?

Yes, tickets will be available at the door until sold out, however we recommend purchasing them ahead of time by visiting www.empirestatetix.comor calling 315-790-9070.

How long will the event last?

The first event begins 6:30pm with prelims at 8pm and the main event scheduled to begin at 10pm. The main event is expected to last until 1am.

What can I bring into the Adirondack Bank Center?

We ask that guests please refrain from bringing in outside food and beverage, audio/video/professional photography equipment, laser pens, unapproved pamphlets/handouts, weapons of any kind, illegal drugs/alcohol, and any other items deemed to be inappropriate by Adirondack Bank Center Management. This list is not all-inclusive, so if you have an item in question, please call ahead of time.

Is photo/video recording allowed?

Video cameras, tripods, audio recording devices, and cameras with zoom lenses are NOT permitted inside Adirondack Bank Center at any time.

Where should I park for UFC?

The Adirondack Bank Center operates two parking lots during events. The VIP/Handicap lot is located adjacent to the building on Auditorium Drive and can be accessed through the entrance on Whitesboro Street. A second large lot is located behind the building with an entrance on Whitesboro Street and is open to the public. These lots will have limited parking available at all events for $5. Other free and charged parking options surrounding Adirondack Bank Center are also available.

Will the other bars at the Adirondack Bank Center be open for the event?

All bars and concession stands inside the Adirondack Bank Center will be open for the event including the Horton Room, Zetlin’s and one9five9. Kilfoil’s Irish Pub will be closed for this event.

How does the Utica Food Pantry drive work?

Fans are encouraged to bring a canned food item to the Adirondack Bank Center on Fight Night and drop it off at one of the pickup vehicles parked in front of the Labatt Blue Ticket Entrance. This initiative is part of the UFC’s commitment to bettering the communities they visit and is supported by a $5000 donation to the pantry from the UFC.

When is the weigh-in?

There will be no ceremonial weigh-in for this event.

72 Tavern

 Can I make a reservation at 72 Tavern on June 1st?

No. Due to the UFC event no reservations will be taken for June 1. Reservations will be taken on Open Table beginning Monday, June 4.

Can I go back and forth between the restaurant and the Adirondack Bank Center for UFC?

No. The Adirondack Bank Center has a no re-entry policy.

What type of food will be served at 72?

The dynamic menu will transition from lunch to dinner, showcasing dishes ranging from appetizers to full-sized entrees. 72 Tavern & Grill perfects your favorite guilty pleasures, from finger lickin’ wings, to juicy burgers, to decadent flatbreads.

What are the hours of 72 Tavern on June 1st?

72 Tavern will open its doors to the public for the first time at 11am.