The Utica area has been a historical hockey hub for decades – and served as home ice for many teams throughout its existence. The AUD is currently home to the Utica Comets, the AHL franchise of the Vancouver Canucks. Since its doors opened 56 years ago, The AUD has also hosted a plethora of famed acts, such as Johnny Cash, KISS, The Grateful Dead, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Phish. The AUD is located on Oriskany Street West, just step away from Genesee Street and historic downtown Utica. Utica is approximately 55 miles from Syracuse, 95 miles from Albany, 100 miles from Rochester, 200 miles from Buffalo, and 246 miles from New York City.