MUSIC - When the levee breaks by Led Zeppelin
Location: 140 Main Street, Buffalo, New York. Bounded by Washington Street, Hanover Street and I-190.
The Aud - being demolished in 2008 - 2009 to make way for a bass pro shop store.
I am very pleased and saddened at the same time to bring you the Aud the way it looks today. As of now, (March 2007) the Aud is closed to everyone. Asbestos removal is going on, and will take several months. After that, demolition should begin late in 2008, or early 2009. A bass pro shop will be built on the site of the old Aud. According to the owners of the Aud now, a memorial to the arena will be on site somewhere. A friend of mine got into the building and took these amazing photos. It is not pretty. The Aud has been abandoned since the Sabres left, and has been the victim of the ravages of winter and vandals. Please enjoy the Aud 2007. My special thanks goes out to Ryan for his outstanding photos of the interior. Some of the exterior shots of the Aud are mine from 2005.
The boarded up main entrance to the Aud. 5/05
Map of downtown Buffalo. Photo from internet.
The side entrance and the Sabres office entrance all boarded up. 5/05
The south entrance, cracking and weeds growing thru the cement. 5/05
The Aud interior abandoned and ghostly. 2007
A vacant concession stand, dusty and dirty. No more hot dogs or beer will be served. 2007
Seats from the luxury suites. 2007
The main lobby of the Aud. 2007
The door to the Aud club. 2007
The vandalized Aud club. 2007
The hallway that leads to the Sabres locker room. 2007
Inside the remains of the Sabres locker room. 2007
In the Sabres locker room, these stairs lead UP to the weight room. 2007
It was a HELL of a ride. The Aud was a wonderful building. It is too bad she couldn't be reused after the Sabres left. This shot is the interior of the Aud during it's heyday. 7/94