KeyBank Center

Quick Facts

Opened September 21, 1996 as Marine Midland Arena.

Name changed September 19, 2016 to KeyBank Center.

Has had four names since opening in 1996- Marine Midland Arena, HSBC Arena, First Niagara Center, KeyBank Center

First Hockey Game: Sabres vs. Toronto September 21, 1996 (Pre-Season)

First Concert: The Goo Goo Dolls -September 28, 1996

Seating Capacities:

  • Hockey- 19,070
  • Basketball- 19,200


Private Suites: 80

Home of: Buffalo Sabres NHL/Buffalo Bandits NLL

Garage Parking Spaces: 1,100

Owners: Buffalo Sabres - Terry & Kim Pegula

Center- Controlled by the Sabres, but owned by Erie County because it is on city land

Cost: $127.5 million - private and public financing