|Location:||Buffalo, United States of America|
|Capacity:||Ice Hockey: 19,070; Concerts: 18,500; Basketball: 19,200; Wrestling: 16,597|
The KeyBank Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena, situated in downtown Buffalo, New York. The arena is owned by Erie County, operated by Hockey Western New York, LLC. The construction work to build the Center in an area of 700,000 square feet commenced on 4th November 1994 and took two years to complete with an estimated amount of $127.5 million (of that time). The chief architecture firms that built the stadium are Ellerbe Becket (now known as AECOM), Bergmann Associates PC and Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects. The general contractor was Huber, Hunt & Nichols. It was finally opened to the spectators on 21st September 1996. The KeyBank Center has been the home of the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) and the Buffalo Bandits (NLL) since 1996.