Dunkin’ Donuts has been named the official coffee of the Utica Comets and Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, which will now serve Dunkin’ Donuts signature coffee during all events through September of 2022. The announcement was made today during the official first brew at the Adirondack Bank Center.
Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee, iced coffee and hot chocolate will be available during all Adirondack Bank Center events beginning on Friday, March 9, when the Comets host the Springfield Thunderbirds at the Adirondack Bank Center.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is thrilled to make our signature hot coffee, iced coffee and hot chocolate available during all games and future events at the Adirondack Bank Center,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Integrated Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “We are extremely proud to be the official coffee of both the Comets and the Utica Pioneers men’s and women’s hockey programs in this great city. Dunkin’ Donuts cherishes the opportunity to keep Utica fans running while attending games and enjoying the many events at the Adirondack Bank Center.”
Comets President Robert Esche and Comets Captain Carter Bancks joined Stensland and other Dunkin’ Donuts representatives for the ceremonial first pour, which took place in a concession at the Adirondack Bank Center. The event was also attended by Jeff Stone, President of ORB Food & Beverage and by Utica College Men’s Hockey Head Coach Gary Heenan and Women’s Hockey Head Coach Dave Clausen.
“We’re extremely excited to have Dunkin’ Donuts partner with the Comets and the Adirondack Bank Center for the next five years,” said Comets President Robert Esche. “Aligning ourselves with a national brand like Dunkin’ Donuts will further enhance the overall fan experience at the Adirondack Bank Center.”
The first official cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee will be one of many brewed in the Adirondack Bank Center over the next five years. The 3,924-seat, National Historic Engineering Landmark is home to the AHL’s Utica Comets, Utica College Pioneers Men’s and Women’s hockey programs, and the Utica Jr. Comets youth hockey organization. The venue also recently underwent a large-scale, 26,000-square foot construction endeavor that added a luxury seating wing, additional women’s restrooms, ADA-compliant amenities, and more.
“The addition of Dunkin’ Donuts to ORB Food & Beverage’s repertoire at the Adirondack Bank Center is exciting not only for the Adirondack Bank Center but for Utica as a whole,” said Jeff Stone, President of ORB Food & Beverage, the company that operates the concessions at the Adirondack Bank Center.
The recent partnership with the Utica Comets, Utica Pioneers men’s and women’s hockey programs and the Adirondack Bank Center is part of a long-term commitment from Dunkin’ Donuts to both the Utica community and the sport of hockey. Dunkin’ Donuts is also proud to serve as an official sponsor of both the National Hockey League and National Women’s Hockey League.