Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell – home arena of the Lowell Devils
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell served as home arena for the Lowell Devils up until the 2010-2011 season when the team moved to Time Union Center in Albany, New York and was renamed Albany Devils.
Opened in 1998, the Tsongas Center is an inseparable part of the history of Lowell Devils. The arena was originally named Tsongas Arena after former Senator Paul E. Tsongas, a Lowell native. Tsongas died of cancer in January 1997 and was buried at Lowell Cemetery. Almost exactly one year later, on January 27, Tsongas Arena was opened. The name was later changed to Tsongas Center.
Tsongas Center can seat about 6,500 spectators for sporting events like hockey and about 7,800 spectators for concerts and similar floor events. The arena features 500 feet of LED signage, a video board and a top-notch sound system to enhance the experience.
Tsongas Center is no longer home to the Lowell Devils, but the NCAA Division I UMass-Lowell River Hawks hockey team is still there.