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Buffalo: UB Downtown – A Look Inside KeyBank Center Operations


Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from noon to 1:15 p.m.
Chef's Restaurant
291 Seneca Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Venue website
How Much
$20 for General Alumni and Non-Alumni Guests
($15 Earlybird rate if registered by February 24!)
$15 for Graduates of the Last Decade*
Free for the Class of 2016*
Free for UB Alumni Association Lifetime Members*

*You must login to your UB Connect account by entering your username and password when prompted on the following page to access special prices.

Registration Deadline
Monday, March 20, 2017
More Details
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to prepare the KeyBank Center for performances by artists like Paul McCartney or the Trans Siberian Orchestra, or for Sabres and Bandits games? Take a look inside KeyBank Center with UB alumnus Stan Makowski Jr., BA '83, vice president for arena operations.

A native of Buffalo, Makowski is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the facility: engineering, maintenance, technical communications and arena security staff as well as the changeover, housekeeping, event staffing and parking efforts for events. He was also heavily involved in the construction of the HARBORCENTER complex across from the arena.

Makowski originally joined the organization in 1985 as the rink manager at Sabreland, the team’s practice facility at that time. After four years at Sabreland, Makowski was named the director of community relations and promotions, a post he held until 1992 when he became director of operations. In 1996, when the Sabres moved from Memorial Auditorium to its current home, Makowski was named director of arena operations, where he served for 15 years, before being promoted to his current role.

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Mike Jankowski
UB Alumni Association
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Buffalo, NY 14214