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KeyBank Center Club Seats & Premium Areas

  • 200 Level Club - Some of the best seats for a Sabres game are found in the 200 Level Club at KeyBank Center. These elevated sections have comfortable sitelines and tic...
  • Harbor Club Boxes - Above sections 200-201 and 224-226 are tables over-looking the ice. These are commonly referred to as Harbor Club Boxes or HBOXs. Most tables have fou...
  • Rinkside VIP (Sabres Games) - Rinkside VIP tickets feature one of the most desirable experiences at a Sabres game. This area refers to the first row of seating in the lower level -...

Best Seats For a Concert at KeyBank Center

The most common seating layout at KeyBank Center for concerts is an end-stage setup with the stage located near sections Section 108, Section 109 and Section 110. For many concerts there are also slight variations to the layout, which may include General Admission seats, fan pits and B-stages.

view from KeyBank Center Floor seats
Floor seats - like those in Floor 1 - are among the most sought-after tickets

On the Floor: Sections Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3 and Floor 4 are Floor Seats, which offer some of the closest views of the performers. For many concerts, floor sections are added or removed. These performer-specific adjustments may alter the floor layout and the views from each floor section.

To the Side of the Stage: For close views of the stage with a little bit of elevation, consider seats to the side of the stage in Section 105, Section 106 and Section 116. The view is not head-on like on the floor, but many of the seats are closer to the stage, provide better elevation and are actual stadium seats.

head-on concert view at KeyBank Center
Section 226 offers a comfortable head-on view for end-stage shows

Head-on to the Stage: Seats directly across from the stage, like those in Section 100, Section 122, Section 123 and Section 200 provide the most comfortable looks of the performance.

Even upper level sections offer unobstructed sitelines. Just keep in mind that you won't be able to see as much detail from these seats as you would if you sat closer to the stage.

Consider the Following When Buying Concert Tickets

Seats behind the stage are occassionally sold: Unless your main objective is to just get in the building, you'll want to completely avoid anything behind the stage - like those in/near or above sections Section 108, Section 109, Section 110 and Section 111. It's unlikely the performer will turn around to salute you - and you're more likely to be completely blocked out from seeing the show.

If you're on the shorter side (or bringing kids), consider floor seats only in the first few rows: The most common complaint amongst floor ticketholders is that they can't see the stage because of taller people in front of them. As an alternative, consider side sections near the stage that will still have you close and high enough to see.

Lower level side sections are not created equal: While the side sections closest to the stage are top-notch, side sections farther from the stage may leave you with a cramp in your neck. Sections 104 and 118 are not well-angled towards the stage - leaving you to turn your head for an ideal view. Instead, consider head-on sections in the lower level or even close side seats in the upper level like 307 and 319.

Floor Seats for Concerts

  • Floor Seats - On the KeyBank Center concert seating chart, the closest sections to the stage are located at floor level. These are often considered the best seats f...

Home & Visitor Bench For Basketball Games

Home Bench - For most basketball games the home team players sit in front of Section 104

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 106

Sabres Bench & Visitor Bench

Sabres Bench - The Sabres players sit in front of Section 104 and Section 105

Visitor Bench - The visiting team sits in front of Section 105 and Section 106

Shoot Twice Seating for Hockey

The Sabres shoot twice towards the net in front of Sections 107 and 108. Along with nearby sections, these seats will give you the best views of the Sabres as they attack in the first and third periods.

Studio Boxes Seating for Hockey

  • Studio Boxes Seating - The Studio Boxes at KeyBank Center are some of the most unique seats at a Sabres game. The seats are located on the 200 Level Club concourse and are r...

KeyBank Center Seat Views

Recommended Seats for Great Views

For Hockey: Rows 13-20 in Sections 104, 105, 106 and 116

  • Great views from the lower level near center ice
  • Excellent seating height to follow the action
  • Close to the entry tunnels at Row 18

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Great Views of the Ice.

Recommended Seats for Impressing a Guest

For Sabres Games: Sections 205, 206, 207 and 208

  • Fantastic elevated views from along the sides of the arena, with a chance to be near center ice
  • Exclusive club level amenities with access to club lounge with premium bars

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Impressing a Guest.

Recommended Seats for Kids and Family

For Sabres Games: Sections 304 and 305

  • Near a lot of concessions on the upper level
  • Close to a merchandise store to purchase Sabres souvenirs for the family
  • Ticket prices in the lower tier

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Kids and Family.

Recommended Seats for Partying and Socializing

For Hockey: Sections 320, 321 and 322

  • Right above the Labatt Blue Zone area on the lower level
  • The Labatt Blue Zone is an ideal place to party and socialize with alcohol available for purchase
  • Ticket prices in the lower tier

To search tickets in these seats, select an event and apply the filter labeled Partying and Socializing.

KeyBank Center Seating Reviews

  • "Decent seats" - - These seats were not that bad, good view of the net where the Sabres shoot twice, Decent over all vi...
    Section 312, Row 10, Seats 10-14 / Hockey Review
  • "Great seats, three rows from the glass" - - It's the Sabres 2X end so you see them attacking twice to that end. Seats themselves are great to s...
    Section 106, Row 3, Seat 20 / Hockey Review
  • "Great view of entire stage" - - It was a good view of entire stage. The access to food and restrooms were great. I did NOT LIKE the ...
    Section 200, Row 1, Seats 6,7,8 / Concert Review
  • "Chicago Blackhawks at Buffalo Sabres - Oct 29, 2022" - - Great sightlines, unobstructed view. We were the only people in the stands! Parking on level 4 K Ram...
    Section 218, Row 4 / Hockey Review   Verified Customer
  • "Good seats with a good view" - - The net does interfere with the view at the other end, and the seating is tight. My wife and I are ...
    Section 123, Row 10, Seats 15-16 / Hockey Review
  • "Got to FEEL the game " - - 2nd row from glass behind visiting goalie on the aisle. Totally different experience for me as I am ...
    Section 111, Row 2, Seat 13 / Hockey Review
  • "Great Seats" - - Center ice 12 rows up, what more can you say. You miss a little play in the corners but overall grea...
    Section 105, Row 12, Seats 7,8 / Hockey Review
  • "Aerial view" - - Very high, but you can see the whole rink. All the excitement of the game at a great price.
    Section 318, Row 10, Seats 13-16 / Hockey Review
  • "Good seats for better price" - - You see the visitors shot twice which my dad likes. Price of seats is great.
    Section 304, Row 3, Seats 5-6 / Hockey Review
  • "Fabulous" - - The absolute best seats that I have ever had!!!!!
    Floor 2, Row 4, Seats 1 & 2 / Concert Review
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    Venue & Seating Questions

    • I'm looking for club level box seats and not sure what sections apply.

      At the First Niagara Center, the 200 level is considered the club level. These seats come with upscale amenities including in-seat wait service and access to the club-only areas with bars and televisions.

      In addition to the amenities, these seats are known for being at an ideal height for watching the action on each end of the ice. As a result, these seats typically command a premium over most seats.

    • How is the view from HBox seating for a concert at HSBC Arena?


      For concerts, the Harbor Club Box seats have their pros and cons. On the plus side, this is one of the better areas to hang out in before the concert or during the opening act. It attracts a more social crowd and is an ideal place for friends to hang out. Another plus is that the view from the boxes is head-on to the stage for end-stage setups (like this Shania Twain show). A head-on view is many times more comfortable than having a side view and turning your neck to see the performance.

      Harbor Box Seats concert view
      The view of the performance from the Harbox Boxes

      Photo adapted from Foursquare user Matt W.


      On the flip side, the view from the boxes to the stage is pretty far. During hockey games these seats offer a cool video-game like view, and the action heads in your direction half the time. But for concerts, you're about 200 feet away from the stage at all times. You won't be able to see a significant amount of detail, and the atmosphere (dancing, energy, etc.) tends to be less upbeat when you're farther away from the stage.

      Overall, a really good place to sit if you want a comfortable view and access to the lounge. But if you're looking for an immersive experience, you'll want to sit closer.

    • What is HBOX seating at First Niagara Center?

      The HBOX seats refer to the Harbour Club Box seats that are located above sections 200-203, and 224-226. The Harbour Club is an open area restaurant with a variety of food and beverage options, as well as lounge style furniture and tables that overlook the floor surface.

      Harbor Club Boxes - Seating Location
      Harbor Club Boxes are located above Sections 200-203 and 224-226, offering an upscale environment at First Niagara Center
    • Which seats in the upper level at First Niagara Center are padded?

      The first two rows in the 300 Level at First Niagara Center have cupholders and the seats are padded.

    • How many rows in each section at KeyBank Center?
      Each section has a varying amount of rows and seats. Find a section to see row and/or seat numbers.
    • Is seat number 1 on the left or right side of sections?
      As you look towards the ice from your seats, lower number seats are on your right.
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