Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Sabres say they will host fans at Key Bank Center for four home games in April. The team says updated state guidance will give fans additional options for entering KeyBank Center.
Each fan who attends a game will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (RT-PCR/TMA) COVID test result.
Fans who are fully vaccinated can show their vaccination card when entering KeyBank Center. To attend a game, fans will need to have received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the date of the game.
Fans who need to test to enter the game will need to show proof of a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within six hours of puck drop, or proof of negative molecular (RT-PCR/TMA) COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the game.
To help fans, the Sabres will collaborate with Quest Diagnostics to facilitate cost-efficient testing through QuestDirect, the company’s consumer-initiated testing service. Quest offers antigen tests for $30 with test results within 30 minutes. Quest will also continue to offer molecular (RT-PCR/TMA) COVID tests for $64 to fans who purchase tickets.
Fans can schedule their antigen or molecular (RT-PCR/TMA) COVID test with Quest Diagnostics at multiple locations throughout Western New York. All scheduling and payments for testing will be done directly through Quest Diagnostics.
The Sabres have also teamed up with CLEAR to use their Health Pass technology for COVID-19 screening of fans. Health Pass is a free, mobile experience by CLEAR, which securely connects a person's verified identity to multiple layers of COVID-19 related insights to reduce public health risk and get people back to what they know and love.
Fans will need to download the CLEAR app and verify their identity and will then be able to securely link their COVID-19 test results to the app. The day of the game, fans will open Health Pass on their CLEAR app, verify their identity with a selfie, and answer a health questionnaire on the app. Users who have a negative test result and pass the health questionnaire will receive a green notification on the app, which they will show as they enter KeyBank Center for the game.
A limited number of tickets for all four games will go on sale on Monday, March 29 at 2 p.m. Season ticket holders will have an exclusive window to purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. and will automatically receive a discount on the box office price when they purchase a ticket through their account. The dates, times and opponents for the four games are below.
Date Opponent Time
Saturday, April 3 New York Rangers 7 p.m.
Friday, April 9 Washington Capitals 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 17 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 p.m.
Friday, April 23 Boston Bruins 7 p.m.