Even though the Buffalo Sabres are sitting out the playoffs, the organization is busy fulfilling promises they’ve made to their fans. 

For 13 straight years, the team has missed the postseason cut. But in recent weeks, serious moves have been made. They fired their head coach of three years, Don Granato, and replaced him with former Sabres leader Lindy Ruff. Now, it looks like they’re in the process of making good on an announcement that they made while Granato was still with the team.

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Back in February, the team announced some major renovations were coming to KeyBank Center, and that they’d be completed before next season. The new features include a massive 27’ by 43’ Mitsubishi Electric videoboard, roughly double the size of their current one and similar to the display at Toronto’s Scotiabank Centre. 

READ MORE: Buffalo Sabres Announce Major Renovations At KeyBank Center

Additionally, the Sabres also revealed that they will put a new roof atop the arena ahead of the 2024-25 season.

This was exciting news for fans, as KeyBank Center has not received any major upgrades since it was originally built in 1996 (then as Marine Midland Arena) and could definitely use some sprucing up. 

I have put a great deal of thought and research into the fan experience over the last year and feel it is time to begin making gradual upgrades to our arena that will play a key role in enhancing game day for our fans.” Terry Pegula; owner of the Buffalo Sabres

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KeyBank Center Renovations Happening Now

Drone footage obtained by WKBW in Buffalo shows the beginning of the process for the new roof, which the Sabres announced earlier would be constructed by Pike Construction Services in Western New York. Additionally, a team spokesperson confirmed to the station that the renovation is underway. 

Roof Construction at KeyBank Center
WKBW Video

We’re not going to lie, this looks absolutely terrifying. Props to anyone with the guts to get up there! Hopefully you won’t be working on it for too long and can get back down to the ground soon (that’s where we’d definitely prefer to be). 

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