The Buffalo Bandits are a professional Box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL)’s Eastern Division. They play at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The Bandits played in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1992 to 1997, until the MILL turned into the NLL in 1998.
The Bandits are owned by Hockey Western New York LLC, the consortium led by Terry Pegula that also owns the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills.
The Bandits played their first season in 1992. They played home games at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium sharing with the Buffalo Sabres until its closure in 1996.