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Sabres arena gets Memorial Auditorium makeover, welcomes alumni

KeyBank Center had a different look for the team's 4-3 win against the Predators

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Buffalo Sabres went the extra mile to turn back the clock on Thursday.

While celebrating their 50th NHL season, the team went with their all white uniforms, including white gloves, but KeyBank Center got a much more colorful makeover.

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Sabres staff draped yellow, red and blue T-shirts over each seat in order to make the arena look like old Memorial Auditorium, or, as it was more affectionatley known until its demolition in 2009, The Aud.

The result was pretty spectacular.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: So in love with this look, we made it a wallpaper! 😍#Sabres50 pic.twitter.com/cglRMZ8Ixc

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: Lookin��� good and full of nostalgia, @KeyBankCtr. 🙌#Sabres50 pic.twitter.com/tkcKEUvAYp

Sabres staff worked tirelessly pregame to get the look just right and the team shared a time-lapse video of the effort.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: We're ready for ya, Buffalo! What's your favorite memory at the Aud? ������ pic.twitter.com/LcoFqeJniN

In a specially made video dedicated to The Aud's memory, Sabres alumni recalled their former home stadium, most nostalgically how the ice was smaller than every other team's in their division.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: "The Aud? The Aud was electric. It was our home."#Sabres50 pic.twitter.com/Kl8rmtZP7n

The Sabres alumni were, of course, on hand for the game and posed for a picture with KeyBank Center's new look.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: We are honored to have Sabres alumni join us in celebrating Aud Night! #Sabres50 pic.twitter.com/GeOSOCHeHk

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary was also in attendance to show support with a Rasmus Dahlin jersey.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: Devin Singletary knows what's up. 🤙Good luck this weekend, @BuffaloBills! #OneBuffalo | @motorsingletary pic.twitter.com/IULDYl4WUb

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