It's At The HSBC Arena!
Upcoming Events At the HSBC Arena
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About the HSBC Arena
Buffalo, NY is the proud home of HSBC Arena. This venue began to host events in September of 1996 under the name Crossroads Arena. From there, it was known as Marine Midland Arena until HSBC finally took over the naming rights in 2000.
For hockey and basketball games, as well as concerts, the seating capacity of HSBC Arena is approximately 19,000, give or take a few seats. This is a large indoor arena by any standards, and makes for a great spectator atmosphere.
The two permanent residents of HSBC Arena include the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and the NLL’s Buffalo Bandits. Both of these teams were original tenants that moved in shortly after construction was completed in 1996.
In 2008, the Sabres installed new scoreboard manufactured by Daktronics. In addition the four main speaker racks were removed and replaced and two additonal speaker racks were added. The new scoreboard features four large high-definition video screens, surrounded by two 360-degree LED ribbon boards. The bottom of the board features large Buffalo Sabres logos with giant sabres crossed behind them. The handles of the sabres are lit with blue LED lights. The Sabres logos shoot smoke out of the Buffalo's nostrils every time a goal is scored.
HSBC Arena may host hockey and lacrosse games the most, but basketball, wrestling, and concerts always takes place at the venue as well. When it comes down to it, HSBC Arena rarely has a day off. For the people of Buffalo, as well as those who visit the area, this is a good thing.