To view the entire accessibility and ADA policy, click here.
Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) are available free of charge at Guest Services for most events. You will be asked to leave your credit card or photo identification as a deposit for the device. A central FM transmitter services all seating areas. Arrangements can be made in advance by calling the Account Services Office.
The Account Services Office was established to develop and maintain an environment of quality customer service for our guests. Representatives are available during regular business hours, as well as during hockey games and other Arena events. The Account Services Office is located in the Pavilion (to the right of the ticket windows). If you have any questions feel free to call (716) 855-4444 or toll free at 1-888-467-2273 and a representative will be available to assist you.
ATMs are available in the following locations:
Backstage passes are not available through KeyBank Center.
All bags must be inspected upon entry. Large backpacks, coolers, duffel bags and any other large bags are prohibited (unless medically necessary.) All small purses/bags that are permitted should be soft-sided and must completely fit under the seats without blocking the aisle.
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. On Arena event days, business hours are 9:00a.m. through the end of the event (Sundays: 10:00a.m. through the end of the event). For your convenience, KeyBank Center's Box Office has twelve ticket windows available in the east end of the Pavilion located to the left of the Account Services Office.
The camera policies are determined by the nature of the event:
Adults wishing to bring children ages 3 and under into a Sabres or Bandits game, free of charge, must stop at the Account Services Office on their way into the game. The Account Services Office will issue a child admittance pass for access into the game. This pass will not be for a seat, but allows the child to sit on an adult's lap. For other events the age limitation may vary. Please contact the Account Services Office for details.
Closed Captioning during Sabres and Bandits games is available via the official Buffalo Sabres Mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. Closed captioning can be found by clicking "MORE+," scrolling down to "FAN ZONE" and swiping left to the tile labeled "CLOSED CAPTIONING."
Coat Check is only offered during Sabres games.
For information regarding upcoming events at KeyBank Center, you can call the Event Hotline at 716-855-4170 or click on the link below. For tickets and seating information for events at KeyBank Center please contact Tickets.com toll free at 1-888-223-6000.
To find out if a certain concert/event is coming to the KeyBank Center please continue to check our website as it is updated as soon as any information is confirmed.
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For a complete list of current events, click here.
There is a wide range of traditional and specialty food offerings available in convenient locations for our guests’ enjoyment. In-seat food and beverage service is available to Club seat patrons on the 200 level during Sabres games. All concession stands are accessible. Concession assistants are available at each concession stand to assist guests with visual impairments.
Outside food and drink are generally not allowed in KeyBank Center. However, our policy continues to allow guests to bring outside food or beverage into KeyBank Center when the food or beverage are required for medical purposes. Guests that have questions regarding this policy should contact KeyBank Center guest services at email@example.com or (716) 855-4444.
We do accept Canadian currency at our Concessions and Sabres store.
Please send the Sabres Community Relations Department a letter on your organization's letterhead regarding the kind of assistance you are looking for and the date of the event. The request must be received by the Community Relations Department no later than four weeks prior to the event. Please send the letter to the following mailing address:
c/o Community Relations
One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203
c/o Scott Loffler
One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203
The opening times vary according to the nature of the event. Typically times are as follows, but may vary:
All persons entering KeyBank Center must be appropriately dressed wearing shirt and shoes. During hockey games, the Lexus Club observes a business casual dress code.
Drinking fountains are located on all Levels and are accessible.
KeyBank Center is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. If tickets are lost, stolen, or left behind, please contact Account Services at (716) 855-4444.
Elevators are available for our Suite holders and patrons with disabilities. These elevators are located in the Pavilion to the right behind the escalators nearest to Main Street. The elevator in the Pavilion stops at all Levels. The elevator located by the Security Office stops at all Levels except the 300 Level.
If you need assistance in locating the elevators, KeyBank Center Representatives are available. All elevators are accessible, and each elevator is equipped with Braille signs and audible tones.
Emergency exits are located throughout KeyBank Center and are clearly marked in red. KeyBank Center Representatives have been instructed and trained to assist you in evacuating the premises. In case of emergencies, please follow instructions given by the staff.
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Escalators are located at each end of the Pavilion, and will take you to the 100 Level seating, food courts, Labatt Blue Zone, Lexus Club, and merchandise stands. From the 100 Level, there are express escalators directly to the 300 Level.
Firearms or weapons of any kind are not permitted inside KeyBank Center or on its surrounding property at any time.
If you require first aid, please let a KeyBank Center Representative know, or go to either of the Guest Services locations (see below). The representative may escort you to the First Aid Room, which is located on the Ground Level by the Security Office.
Guest Services is located on the 100 Level (between Aisles 7 and 8) and on the 300 Level (between Aisles 13 and 14). Guest Services is there to assist you with any concern you may have. Guest Services opens one hour prior to the event and will remain open until one half-hour after the event ends.
Enjoy NHL hockey, NLL lacrosse, and family shows at KeyBank Center with your family, friends, co-workers, or organization. Your group can witness exciting events at KeyBank Center and enjoy big savings. It is never too early to place your group ticket order. To place an order or to receive more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of this random handbill policy is to ensure that all fans have the same chance of being first in line and avoid having to camp out. The way the policy works is as follows:
We do not do straightforward ice rental, however, there are opportunities for youth teams to get ice time with a Buffalo Sabres group sales purchase. If you are interested, you can contact Ed Grudzinski at (716) 855-4174.
There may be instances when inclement weather affects events. Tickets will not be refunded for any event held as scheduled. In the rare event of a cancellation or postponement, KeyBank Center will announce policies and procedures at that time.
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Access to the 200 Level KeyBank Club at Buffalo Sabres games is available exclusively to Suiteholders and 200 Club Seat holders. Access to the 200 Level KeyBank Club at Buffalo Bandits game is not restricted. All ticket holders will have access to the Club.
The Labatt Blue Zone is centrally located on the 100 Level overlooking the Pavilion. The Labatt Blue Zone is made up of a bar with tables and a timeline of Sabres history. The bar will be open 2 hours prior to Sabres game time and 1.5 hours prior to Bandits game time and will be offering a full bar, friendly service, and a great view of Downtown Buffalo. Food service is available in the adjacent food courts.
Access to the Lexus Club at Buffalo Sabres games is available exclusively to all Suite, and 200 Club Seat holders. Lexus Club Memberships are also available to other Season Ticket holders, and may be purchased through the Account Services Office.
You may claim lost items or turn in found items at Account Services, located on the ground floor in the Pavilion. If you have misplaced something, please feel free to contact Account Services at (716) 855-4444.
The Suite Level at KeyBank Center contains 80 private luxury suites offering exclusive accommodations and an intimate atmosphere perfect for entertaining business associates, clients, friends, or family. Features of the Suite Level include: a private concourse with special parking access, concierge and in-suite dining services, a private restroom for each suite, and superior views of on-ice action. For more information on renting a Luxury Suite, please contact John Ricotta (716) 768-7175 – email@example.com.
The Mercedes-Benz Suite is located on the suite level in the KeyBank Center. The suite features an exclusive setting for special occasions such as sales meetings, birthdays, holidays, parties, or reunions. The suite experience also offers meal and beverage packages, a personal suite attendant, an optional wet bar upgrade, and a great view of the action. For more information please call (716) 855-4287.
If you are interested in singing the National Anthem at a Sabres or Bandits game, please send a demo package (CD, photo and resume) to:
c/o Director of Game Presentation
One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203
Parking for Suite and 200 Club Seat Season Ticket holders for Buffalo Sabres games is located in the KeyBank Center parking ramp (Illinois Street). Reserved season long parking is also available for Season Ticket holders.
To purchase season long parking, simply contact the Account Services Office. This parking is located in surface lots approximately 200 yards from the building (on Perry Street between Michigan Street and Mississippi Street). Please check the location on your parking pass or call the Account Services Office for detailed information. Parking is available on a limited game-to-game basis in both the KeyBank Center parking ramp and surface lots.
Parking for guests with disabilities is available throughout the surrounding garages and parking lots. The KeyBank Center parking ramp has parking spaces for guests with disabilities located throughout the facility on all Levels next to the elevators. There are a number of private parking lots in the area (not affiliated with KeyBank Center or the Buffalo Sabres).
The Party Suite is located on the suite level in KeyBank Center. This double suite is designed for a large gathering and features an exclusive setting for special occasions such as sales meetings, birthdays, holidays, parties, or reunions. The Party Suite experience also offers meal and beverage packages, a personal suite attendant, an optional wet bar upgrade, private restrooms, and a great view of the action. For more information please contact John Ricotta (716) 768-7175 – firstname.lastname@example.org
KeyBank Center reserves the right to deny entry to any person or persons that are in possession of an item(s) that KeyBank Center management deems inappropriate. These items may be surrendered for the opportunity for entry to the KeyBank Center. Items not permitted inside the KeyBank Center include, but are not limited to, the following:
Other prohibited items may vary depending on event. These items may include cameras or video / audio recording devices.
The Arena is conveniently located on 2 major bus routes and on the NFTA’s Metro Rail rapid transit system, which services the city of Buffalo. The Uber drop-off/pick-up location is at the corner of Washington St. and Scott St.
Re-entry to events is not permitted at KeyBank Center. For those patrons with a medical emergency, please go to the Account Services Office located in the pavilion.
There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased for events at KeyBank Center.
Restrooms are located throughout the concourses. All restrooms are accessible and have baby-changing tables. In addition, accessible unisex family restrooms are available as follows:
The Sabres Store, located in the west end of the Pavilion, offers the world’s largest selection of Buffalo Sabres merchandise, including jerseys, T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, jackets, and much more for both adult, youth, and infants. The Sabres Store also carries exclusive Buffalo Sabres merchandise such as game worn jerseys, hockey equipment, and limited edition collectibles. NHL team merchandise is also available, along with merchandise from the Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse Team. For more information on the Sabres Store and current operating hours, click here.
Assistance from KeyBank Center Security is available by notifying any KeyBank Center Representative. The Security Office is located on the Ground Level of the Arena and is accessible from the outside of the building. Security staff wears grey blazers during events.
Sensory kits are available free of charge at Guest Services for all events. You will be asked to leave your credit card or photo identification as a deposit for the device. Arrangements can be made in advance by calling the Account Services Office.
Service animals are permitted at KeyBank Center. Please notify your ticket administrator at the time of purchase so that you may reserve accessible seating if available. Emotional Support animals will not be permitted inside KeyBank Center.
For those patrons requiring sign language interpreters, please call Account Services at (716) 855-4444 at least two weeks prior to the event.
The KeyBank Center is now a smoke-free facility. In becoming a smoke-free facility, there will no longer be designated smoking areas on arena property and fans will not be permitted to smoke on the grounds during any games or events and includes the use of electronic tobacco products (including e-cigarettes, Nicotine inhalers, etc.).
The change in policy reflects local and national trends at sports venues and responds to overwhelming number of fan requests.
"Scalpers" and ticket brokers are not recognized ticketing agents of KeyBank Center. If you purchase lost or stolen tickets from a non-authorized agent, you risk being removed from the seats you are in upon the presentation of a replacement ticket by the legal ticket holder.
We urge everyone to purchase tickets at the KeyBank Center Box Office, online at Tickets.com or charge by phone at 1 (888) 223-6000.
Due to the continuous change in building availability, we will no longer be offering tours to the public.
With a donation of $20 from non season ticket holders and no charge for season ticket holders and mini pack holders, birthday messages will run on the HD Video Board throughout the course of a game. There is a three day advance notification required and requests can be submitted by filing out the online form or by calling Account Services at 1-888-GO-SABRES (1-888-467-2273). For Sabres In-Game Messages, click here, for Bandits, click here.
WiFi is available throughout KeyBank Center. WiFi is free and can be accessed by signing onto the wireless network "Sabres Guest Wi-Fi."
If you would like to leave tickets for your guests, please contact the Account Services Office. Will Call is located at the ticket windows which are to the east end of the pavilion.