Old home of Buffalo Sabres finally falls to wrecking ball

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The old home of the Buffalo Sabres is all but gone.

A wrecking crew pulled down the last roof supports on Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium on Saturday morning. A section of the building collapsed with a roar in a billowing cloud of dust.

The building was known as The Aud. It had been empty since the Sabres left for HSBC Arena 12 years ago.

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The arena was built in the 1940s and hosted hockey games, concerts, circuses and more. The last wall is scheduled to be torn down within days.

The downtown Buffalo building is being cleared for new development.