The Buffalo Sabres will make a “major announcement” regarding their HARBORCenter project at Canalside on Thursday morning.
The team did not provide any details Wednesday evening, but scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. at the First Niagara Center, with Chief Development Officer Cliff Benson.
The $170 million project by the Sabres and owner Terry Pegula involves construction of a multi-purpose facility, anchored by two giant ice rinks for community use and a 200-room, full-service hotel and a parking ramp with 850 spaces. It will be connected directly to the First Niagara Center, making it the only three-rink complex in the National Hockey League.
Construction work is already underway at the site, known as the Webster Block. However, officials have not yet identified what hotel chain will be represented in the facility.