Albany's Pepsi Arena, formerly Knickerbocker Arena, continues to have great success as it enters its twelfth year. Renamed in January 1997, the Pepsi Arena is "Upstate New York's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility." Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world's largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Pepsi Arena has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. In 2000, the Pepsi Arena Ranked 14th nationally in total concert attendance, higher than arenas in Philadelphia and other major markets. The Pepsi Arena is a regular host to premier NCAA events. In 1995, the Arena hosted the first sold out NCAA Men's Basketball Championship East Regional First and Second Rounds in the nation. The Arena hosted the NCAA Hockey National Championships in 1992 and the NCAA Hockey East Regional in 1994, 1996 and 1998. The arena looks forward to celebrating the new millennium with several NCAA events calling Pepsi Arena home. The NCAA Hockey East Regional returned in 2000 and college hockey's National Championship took place in 2001. The NCAA Wrestling National Championships visited Albany for the first time in 2002 and the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship East Regional will take to the Arena's hardcourt in 2003.