Buffalo Sabres Alumni Assocciation - Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Quick Facts
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Memorial Auditorium -- "The Aud"

Home of the Sabres from 1970 to 1996
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Building Authorization Date:

October 30th, 1938: President Franklin D Roosevelt signed his approval of the project on that date.
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Ceremonies:

Groundbreaking: December 19th, 1938.
Dedication: October 14th, 1940.
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Capacity:

Seating Capacity: 15,941.
Including Standing Room & Boxes: 16,230.
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Location:

140 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14202.
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Dimensions of the Rink:

193 feet by 84 feet.
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First Event:

October 14th, 1940: Rally for Presidential Candidate Wendell Wilkie.
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First NHL Game:

October 15th, 1970: Buffalo Sabres vs. Montreal Canadiens.
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Last NHL Game:

April 14th, 1996: Buffalo Sabres vs. Hartford Whalers. Click here for highlights.
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Last Goal Scored:

April 14th, 1996: Michael Peca vs Hartford at 11:39 of the third period. Click here for highlights.
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Renovations:

May 21st, 1971: Roof Raised for Balcony.

Summer 1990: Air-conditioning, elevator, additional handicapped seating, and roof repairs.

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