KeyBank Center - Buffalo, NY

The largest indoor arena in Western New York, KeyBank Center is the premier sports and entertainment center in the city of Buffalo. It's the home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, and the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. It was originally known as the Marine Midland, and the name changed from HSBC Arena to First Niagara Center and finally to KeyBank Center in 2016. KeyBank Center has welcomed more than 24 million people since it opened in 1996. It has played host to the home games of the Sabres and the Bandits, hockey leagues, basketball games and live concerts.

KeyBank Center has a seating capacity of up to 19,070. The center has undergone seven major renovations, including the multimillion-dollar upgrade of the ice rink, which now has a dehumidifier system and cooling tower. The venue also has a new LED light system, a high-definition scoreboard featuring four large HD video screens, replacement of televisions to HDTVs and exterior improvements. The KeyBank Center suite level has 80 private luxury suites with exclusive offerings. There are a number of food concessions stands all over the venue offering an array of traditional and specialty food. It has 1,100 parking spaces within the vicinity. Don't forget to shop for Sabres and Bandits merchandise at the Sabres Store located on the east end of the Pavilion. The center is conveniently located on two major bus routes, and on the NFTA's Metro Rail rapid transit system. There are a number of hotels within a five-mile radius that offer shuttle services to the venue during game days. Doors are open two hours prior to Sabres games, an hour and a half prior to Bandits games, and one hour prior to concerts.

Spend a day or two before or after your event to explore Buffalo, New York. Its top attractions include the Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Pierce-Arrow Museum, Canalside, Erie Basin Marina, Silo City, Elmwood Village and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin D. Martin House.

Who is playing at KeyBank Center this weekend?

Scroll through upcoming NHL games and concerts at KeyBank Center to find out who will be playing near you this weekend in Buffalo.

Who is playing at KeyBank Center tonight?

You can shop last minute tickets for games and concerts happening at KeyBank Center tonight or scroll to view the full schedule.

What time do doors open at KeyBank Center?

Doors typically open anywhere between 90 minutes to 2 hours prior to showtime at KeyBank Center. Be sure to check the listing on your ticket as showtimes will vary.

What time do games end at KeyBank Center?

Every NHL game and concert will typically end at a different time. Set times and ending times for KeyBank Center are usually not established.

Who plays at KeyBank Center?

The Buffalo Sabres are the home team at the KeyBank Center.
Wed
Feb 26, 2020
7:00 PM
The Lumineers
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Feb 29, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. Halifax Thunderbirds
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Mar 5, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Mar 6, 2020
7:45 PM
WWE: Smackdown
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Mar 7, 2020
7:00 PM
Kane Brown, Chris Lane & Russell Dickerson
Buffalo, NY
Mon
Mar 9, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Washington Capitals
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Mar 13, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Mar 14, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. New England Black Wolves
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Mar 15, 2020
5:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Mar 21, 2020
2:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Mar 22, 2020
3:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Mar 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. Saskatchewan Rush
Buffalo, NY
Mon
Mar 30, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Washington Capitals
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Apr 3, 2020
8:00 PM
The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival: Mike Epps, Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Gary Owen & Tommy Davidson
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Apr 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Apr 18, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. New York Riptide
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Jul 21, 2020
8:00 PM
Janet Jackson
Buffalo, NY
Mon
Jul 27, 2020
8:00 PM
Rage Against The Machine & Run The Jewels
Buffalo, NY
Mon
Aug 24, 2020
7:00 PM
Justin Bieber
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Sep 1, 2020
7:00 PM
The Weeknd, Sabrina Claudio & Don Toliver
Buffalo, NY
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
1 Seymour H. Knox, Buffalo, NY
History & Traditions:
Capacity:
19,070 Hockey

18,500 Concerts

Past Names/Nicknames:
Marine Midland Arena

HSBC Arena

First Niagara Center

Date/Year Built/Opened:
Sept. 21, 1996