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.
Tue
Nov 19, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Minnesota Wild
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Nov 23, 2019
12:00 PM
Sesquicentennial Celebration: Daeman vs. Wilmington & Canisius vs. St. Bonaventure
Buffalo, NY
Wed
Nov 27, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Calgary Flames
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Nov 29, 2019
4:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo, NY
Mon
Dec 2, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Dec 5, 2019
7:30 PM
Celine Dion
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Dec 7, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. San Diego Seals
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Dec 10, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. St. Louis Blues
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Dec 12, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
3:30 PM
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Dec 14, 2019
8:00 PM
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Dec 21, 2019
1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Dec 27, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Dec 28, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. Halifax Thunderbirds
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Dec 31, 2019
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Jan 2, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Edmonton Oilers
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Jan 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Florida Panthers
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Jan 11, 2020
1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Jan 12, 2020
8:00 PM
Jim Gaffigan
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Jan 14, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Jan 18, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Jan 23, 2020
7:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Jan 24, 2020
7:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Jan 25, 2020
11:00 AM
Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Jan 25, 2020
3:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Jan 25, 2020
7:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Jan 26, 2020
12:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Jan 26, 2020
4:00 PM
Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Jan 28, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Jan 30, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Montreal Canadiens
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Jan 31, 2020
7:30 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. Rochester Knighthawks
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Feb 1, 2020
1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Feb 4, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Colorado Avalanche
Buffalo, NY
Wed
Feb 5, 2020
7:30 PM
Kiss
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Feb 6, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo, NY
Fri
Feb 7, 2020
7:00 PM
The Harlem Globetrotters
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Feb 9, 2020
3:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks
Buffalo, NY
Mon
Feb 10, 2020
7:00 PM
Chance the Rapper
Buffalo, NY
Tue
Feb 11, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo, NY
Thu
Feb 13, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Feb 15, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Bandits vs. Philadelphia Wings
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Feb 16, 2020
7:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Buffalo, NY
Sat
Feb 22, 2020
5:00 PM
Jeff Dunham
Buffalo, NY
Sun
Feb 23, 2020
3:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres vs. Winnipeg Jets
Buffalo, NY
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
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