Something stinks in Buffalo. It isn’t the Sabers –their record this season is 30-24 – not great, but not stinky either. But something literally stinks outside of Buffalo’s HSBC Arena, and nobody seems to know what it is or where it’s coming from.
Over the past year, Fix It has received a number of complaints about a foul odor on Perry Street in the area of HSBC Arena. The most recent came from Julie, a Buffalo resident for the past five years, who said she noticed the odor right after moving here.An easy answer might be raw sewage, or faulty sewer pipes, but it isn’t. The stench comes from elsewhere. When HSBC arena was being built workers hit a sulfur pocket. The construction company was mandated to put in a system to alleviate the problem, but based on the continual complaints, either there’s no system or it isn’t doing its job.
“It is horrendous,” Julie said. “What a welcome to all the fans who come to Sabres games and other events at HSBC Arena.”
So if you’re headed to HSBC Arena anytime soon, be forewarned. Breath through your mouth, and prepare to hold your nose.