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HSBC Arena
HSBC Arena

HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. The arena also hosts concerts and is used regularly for college basketball games, including opening-round games of the NCAA basketball tournament and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball tournaments (1997, 1999, 2001, 2005). It recently has been used for wrestling as well, hosting Fully Loaded 1999, WCW Fall Brawl 2000, and the 2005 WWE Great American Bash. It is also the former home of the Buffalo Destroyers, Buffalo Blizzard, Buffalo Stampede and Buffalo Wings. It additionally was the host of the 2003 NCAA Frozen Four. Image File history File links HSBC_Arena_Buffalo. ... Image File history File links HSBC_Arena_Buffalo. ... Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Geographical characteristics Area Total 136. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... Attention all fans: Due to a recent surge of labor disputes and a player uproar over the recently signed shoe deal, the Buffalo Bandits will cease operations for the 2006 season. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The video tape cover for WWF Fully Loaded 2000. ... WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Fall Brawl was an annual PPV in World Championship Wrestling held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. ... The Great American Bash was an annual summer PPV in the NWAs Jim Crockett Promotions and then in WCW. After WCW was sold to WWE, WWE took over the promotion of the event. ... Categories: Stub | American football teams | Columbus, Ohio sports ... Buffalo Blizzard logo The Buffalo Blizzard was an indoor soccer team based in Buffalo, New York. ... Team logo. ... Team logo. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ...


HSBC Arena opened on September 21, 1996, replacing the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. Its original name was the Crossroads Arena; however, this was changed to Marine Midland Arena before the first game had even been played there. The Marine Midland Bank, which was part of the HSBC banking group, had purchased the naming rights. In 1999, as part of HSBC's worldwide corporate rebranding, the arena's name was changed to HSBC Arena, when the US bank's name became HSBC Bank USA N.A.. This name change coincided with the playing of the first college basketball tournament game in the arena's history. It has been occasionally referred to by Buffalo residents as The Marina (a portmanteau of Marine Midland Arena), Fort Knox (a reference to the Sabres original owners Seymour and Northrup Knox) or "The Bank" (a reference to HSBC Bank). The press box in the arena is named after former Sabres broadcaster and Hockey Hall of Fame member Ted Darling. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (also known as The Aud) is an indoor arena in downtown Buffalo, New York. ... HSBC acquired a 51% shareholding in Marine Midland banks of New York State, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, in 1980 and extended to full ownership in 1987. ... For other uses, see HSBC (disambiguation). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA), (HKSE: 005), (Euronext: HSBC), is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... It has been suggested that blend (linguistics) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with...

The arena's scoreboard after its fall in November 1996.
The arena's scoreboard after its fall in November 1996.

Both sporting events and concerts at the arena are served by the Special Events station of the Buffalo Metro Rail. Image File history File links Hockeyrink. ... Image File history File links Hockeyrink. ... Buffalo Metro Rail train entering Allen-Medical Campus station Metro Rail is the public transit rail system in Buffalo, New York; it is operated by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, or NFTA. The system consists of single, 10. ...


For sporting events, the arena can house 18,690 spectators.


Jumbotron accident

On November 16, 1996, the arena's Jumbotron, an eight-sided scoreboard, fell to the ice while it was being remotely moved minutes after a few players ended practice and hours before an NHL hockey game. No one was injured, and the game was postponed. November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Jumbotron, manufactured by the Sony Corporation, is recognized as one of the largest vacuum fluorescent displays ever manufactured. ...


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  • 2005-2006 NHL Eastern Conference Championship - Buffalo Sabres 0 of 7 games, Carolina Hurricanes 4 of 7 games. Final Carolina Hurricanes are Eastern Conference Champions "LETS GO CANES!"
Current arenas in the National Hockey League
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Air Canada Centre | BankAtlantic Center | Bell Centre | Continental Airlines Arena | HSBC Arena | Madison Square Garden | Mellon Arena | Nassau Coliseum | Philips Arena | RBC Center | St. Pete Times Forum | Scotiabank Place | TD Banknorth Garden | Verizon Center | Wachovia Center American Airlines Center | Arrowhead Pond | Gaylord Entertainment Center | GM Place | Glendale Arena | HP Pavilion | Joe Louis Arena | Nationwide Arena | Pengrowth Saddledome | Pepsi Center | Rexall Place | Savvis Center | Staples Center | United Center | Xcel Energy Center
Current arenas in the National Lacrosse League
Air Canada Centre | Blue Cross Arena | Glendale Arena | HP Pavilion | HSBC Arena | Pengrowth Saddledome | Pepsi Center | Rexall Place | Rose Garden Arena | Sears Centre* | Wachovia Center | Xcel Energy Center
* The Sears Centre will be the home of the Chicago Shamrox starting in 2007.

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HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA.
HSBC Arena opened on September 21, 1996, replacing the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.
In 1999, as part of HSBC's worldwide corporate rebranding, the arena's name was changed to HSBC Arena, when the US bank's name became HSBC Bank USA N.A. This name change coincided with the playing of the first college basketball tournament game in the arena's history.
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