First Niagara Center

First Niagara Center - NHL Buffalo Sabres

1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, New York 14203

Delaware North Sportservice has been there since Day One for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres as the two formed a partnership in advance of the team’s inaugural season in 1970. Sportservice operates food and beverage services in concessions, suites, and Lexus Club and other premium areas at First Niagara Center, the team’s home venue.


  • Food and Beverage

    • As a leader in food service management, we operate some of the busiest and most famous kitchens in the world. 

  • Special Events

    • From the iconic Plaza in New York City to the enormous Wembley Stadium in London, every event, fundraiser, wedding or celebration is different -- so we treat each one as if it were the only one. 

“Buffalo's local cuisine is spectacular, and the First Niagara Center features delicacies like chicken wings, beef on weck (roast beef au jus on a kummelweck roll), Perry’s ice cream, and fried bologna sandwiches.”

Kevin Jordan

Stadium Fun Facts

Opened September 21st 1996 – Buffalo vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Originally Named: Crossroads Arena
On November 16th, 1996- the JumboTron fell to the ice while it was remotely moved
First Concert: Goo Goo Dolls September 28th, 1996

"Fans entering First Niagara Center this Buffalo Sabres’ season will be greeted by several new menu items, regardless of where they sit. Delaware North, Tuesday afternoon, unveiled an array of food items that will be sold at various concession stands around the arena as well as specialized foods geared towards the Harbour Club 200 and suite holders."