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Posted on: January 3, 2019

On-Street Event Parking Rate Around KeyBank Center Takes Effect Tonight

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Buffalo, NY (1/3/19)—New on-street event parking rates take effect today in areas around KeyBank Center. Game attendees and other visitors will be able to park on streets near the KeyBank Center from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM for $2.00 an hour or $4.00 for ten hours. These event rates will be applicable Monday through Saturday whenever a game, concert or performance is held at the arena. People can learn when parking rates are in effect in the future by visiting the City of Buffalo webpage ( or opening the Buffalo Roam app. BUFFALOROAM.PPPRK.COM/PARK/

Commissioner of Parking Kevin Helfer said, “Tonight is the first night of event rate parking on streets around KeyBank Center. My staff will be on hand to help people coming for the game to navigate these changes. By creating new parking spots where parking was previously prohibited, the City is able to offer visitors easily accessible and affordable parking spaces that were not previously available.”

The new on-street event parking will be available on:

• Exchange Street between Washington and Michigan

• Lloyd Street

• Hanover Street

• South Park (North Side) between Illinois and Columbia

• Perry Street (South Side) between Chicago and Illinois

• Mississippi Street between Perry and South Park

• Columbia Street (West Side) between Perry and South Park

• Prime Street (West Side) between Lloyd and Perry

Signage will be located at the corners of Michigan and Seneca, Swan and Washington and Pearl and Exchange in order to advise people of the newly created on-street event rate parking spots. These signs will be in addition to the Parking Enforcement staff who will also be present to answer any questions drivers may have. Because signs that have already gone up around KeyBank Center reflected the parking rates and times before the Mayor and the Council President reached an agreement to have on-street event-rate parking, the City will only charge people from 5:00-10:00 PM by providing them with a free courtesy hour between 4:00 and 5:00 PM, consistent with the spirit of that agreement.

Visitors and residents are encouraged to download the Buffalo Roam app to get information and make paying for parking more convenient.


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