To apply for a blogger credential to attend a regular-season game at KeyBank Center, applicants must fill out this form no later than 48 hours before the event to allow time for review.
Bloggers will be allowed access to the press box and media work room before and after the game. Press box seating will be granted based on a space-available basis. The number of credentialed bloggers will vary on a game-by-game basis. Bloggers will be seated in an area reserved specifically for the blogging media.
Blogger credentials will also grant the holder access to the coach’s post-game press conference and the Buffalo locker room. Visiting team locker room access is prohibited. No autograph requests or personal photos are allowed. Violators will be asked to leave. All credentials are subject to revocation.
Credentials can be picked up at the KeyBank Center security entrance beginning at 4:30 p.m. on each game night. The security entrance is located at the plaza area on the Illinois Street side of the building, aligned with the parking ramp.
Sabres practice sessions are open to approved bloggers on a daily basis. These approved bloggers will also be allowed to attend the head coach’s post-practice media briefing. Any blogger planning to attend a Sabres practice should contact Ian Ott (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a minimum of 24 hours notice to allow time for accommodations to be made. Approved bloggers may enter through the KeyBank Center security entrance.
Credential requests will be evaluated based on the following guidelines:
-Blog must feature regular and relevant original Buffalo Sabres content
-Blog content must follow ethical guidelines
-Applicant must maintain a professional demeanor at all times if granted access; this includes appropriate dress and a professional attitude in the press box
-Applicant must create content based on access (will be used to determine access to future games)
-Blog must receive considerable and consistent readership
The Buffalo Sabres’ public relations staff will evaluate blogs on a by-request basis, and reserves the right to re-assess an outlet’s credential privileges at any time.