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Buffalo Sabres’ HARBORCENTER Project

Client Type: Privately held

Since 2012, a Hodgson Russ team led by Terrence M. Gilbride has represented the Buffalo Sabres and its affiliate, HARBORCENTER, in conjunction with the development of HARBORCENTER, an approximately $200 million, 600,000-square-foot sports, retail, entertainment, parking, and hospitality complex. This first-of-its-kind mixed-used facility includes two ice rinks; a 19-story, full-service Marriott hotel; a sports-themed nightclub and restaurant; retail space; and an 800-car parking facility, all of which are connected to the existing First Niagara Center via skywalk. Hodgson Russ has worked with the Sabres on all aspects of this project from its inception, including environmental review, contract negotiations, permitting, construction, economic development incentives, financing, and tax planning.