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Auditorium, near the start of demolition
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (also known as The Aud)
was an indoor arena in downtown Buffalo, New York.
It hosted the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL, the
Buffalo Sabres of the NHL, the Buffalo Braves of
the NBA, the Buffalo Stallions of MSL, the Buffalo
Bandits of MILL, the Buffalo Blizzard of the second
NPSL and the Buffalo Stampede of RHI. It also held
a number an NCAA basketball games, as well as
numerous entertainment events, such as concerts,
the Ringling Brothers circus and Disney on Ice.
The Aud opened on October 14, 1940 and was
renovated in 1970 and 1990. It was closed in 1996
following the conclusion of the Sabres', Bandits'
and Blizzard's seasons, and remained vacant until
its demolition in late 2008 and early