Entering KeyBank Center
Credentialed media can enter the arena through the security entrance, located at the plaza area on the east (Illinois Street) side of the building, aligned with the middle of the parking ramp. Credentials can be picked up at the credential table (located past security) two hours before games or at security before the morning skate.
Directions to Press Box
All media should use the freight elevator, located beyond the credential table, when moving between the Event Level (ground floor, “ER”) and the Press Level (“P”). Seating charts are posted throughout the press box to assist in finding designated seating areas.
Wireless internet access is available for all visiting teams, media and scouts. The Sabres Media network is available in all media work areas. To access the network, connect to Sabres Media and enter the password found on your press box seating card.
The media dining room is located directly across from the credential table on the Event Level. The cost of game day meals is $11. Snacks and beverages will also be provided in the press box.
Cell Phone Policy
Media is prohibited from using cell phones in the locker room to record video or take photos.
Player availability will begin no later than 10 minutes after the conclusion of each game, in the Sabres’ locker room. The team’s head coach will be available in the press conference room (on the left just before entering the locker room hallway) following player interviews.
Media Work Areas
The media is welcome to work after the game in the press conference room, the media dining room or in the press box. Final stats will be available in the media dining room and the press box. Please note that the media dining room is not available as a work space on the morning of a game day.
*Please note that smoking is prohibited not only in both the press lounge/work room and the press box, but also in the whole arena (under NY State law).
*There are electrical outlets and phone jacks at all seats in the press box, but phone lines are not active unless arrangements are made by calling Mike Queeno at (716)855-4485. Please keep in mind that there are a minimum number of pool phones in the press box for use by visiting media.