The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday the team will play its home games in a new stadium on the campus of the University of Buffalo.
The new $1.3 billion stadium, designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, will seat more than 3,400 fans.
The Sabres will also build an indoor practice facility for the team and field a brand new soccer stadium.
The new arena, designed in collaboration with Skidlist, will also house a hockey and lacrosse practice facility.
The arena is located in the Buffalo suburb of East Buffalo.
The team announced the arena will open in the fall of 2021.
“The new stadium, as the name suggests, is a place where you can have a great atmosphere, play great hockey and have a real sense of belonging,” Sabres owner Terry Pegula said in a news release.
“And we’re thrilled to have the city of Buffalo and the Sabres, who have been a tremendous partner in our growth, join forces to bring this new arena to life.”
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the city will host the opening of the arena and the unveiling of the new Sabres logo.
The city will be responsible for the financing of the stadium and for public outreach to attract more fans to the arena.
The city’s tax base has grown by $500 million over the past five years to $872 million, according to the city’s 2016 tax plan.
The Sabres, which finished last in the Atlantic Division in 2016-17, were the only NHL team to finish last in 2016.