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The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial announced today a new multi-year partnership with Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, making KBS the exclusive facility service provider of the venue as well as the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks.

“The overall appearance, cleanliness and presentation of The Blue Cross Arena to our guests is a major priority for our organization,” said Rob Minter, vice president of business operations for Blue Cross Arena. “We’re excited to partner with KBS and take our level of care for the building to a higher standard.”

Under the new partnership, KBS will oversee post-event cleaning and servicing of all premium seating locations, snow and ice removal and landscape management among other facility services. KBS began providing services on Oct. 1.

“The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is an iconic venue, known around the country,” said KBS Chief Commercial Officer Nathaniel Shaw. “We at KBS are very pleased to have been selected to improve the level of cleanliness and appearance of the facility and grounds for the many thousands of fans that visit annually. The Blue Cross Arena operations team has been great to work with and we look forward to our partnership.”

About KBS

KBS is a leading provider of integrated facility support services throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, and Puerto Rico. KBS’s unmatched service delivery expertise includes janitorial, landscaping, parking lot sweeping, snow removal, HVAC, Handyman, and comprehensive management of all related services. Our customers range from retail chains to distribution centers, manufacturing plants to schools, commercial buildings to stadiums, health care facilities to restaurants. Locations range from large campuses to small bank branches and every size in between. Whether our customers want to contract one service or many, KBS has the flexibility to deliver the optimal solution. KBS delivers the right services to the right places at the right time.

About The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial

Owned by the City of Rochester and operated by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is downtown Rochester’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Located just off the bank of the Genesee River, the multi-purpose facility is the primary home to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) and plays host to some of the world’s top concerts, sporting events and other attractions. Since opening its doors back in 1955, The Blue Cross Arena has welcomed more than 400,000 guests each year. The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is also home to the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Rochester Knighthawks and has been the site of several high-profile sporting events, including the 1957 and 2000 AHL All-Star Classic, four NLL Finals and NHL preseason games.