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The Oncenter

Address: 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
Phone Number: 315.435.8000
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Syracuse
Type: Convention Centers, Other
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Owner description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicolas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. Whether you are interested in watching a hockey game, singing along with one of the Famous Artists Broadway shows, watching Disney on Ice, attending a car, snowmobile or ice fishing show, or planning your annual group conference, The Oncenter welcomes you.Our professional experienced management team is here to ensure that each and every guest’s Oncenter experience is a positive, memorable event.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I attended a dinner at the Oncenter. The size of the venue is large, which was needed. There's convenient parking. I found the waitress service slightly poor. They forgot to bring my main course and seemed to have too few servers for the number of people attending the event. Easy road access from I-81.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I go to the arena every now and then for some WWE action, and there couldn't be a better arena for little events like that. Very well seats, I even think that the very top row is still a great seat, unlike places like Cowboy Stadium. Easy to get through before, during, and after the event, just great overall.

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West Monroe, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We go to the War Memorial for the hockey games a couple times a season. It is a bit run down, but we love it there. Great seats no matter where you sit and walking around looking at the military memorabilia is nice. Love it here.

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Saw Alton Brown there February 16th, Row F. The layout is a lot like Hamilton Place, Great seat location, I can't imagine there is a bad seat in the place, except at the very top. We walked, so I can't talk about parking/fees, but the food and booze was pricey, but we can forgive that. We would happily see another... More

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Scranton, PA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The event was easy to get to. Everyone expected delays due to multiple games and functions, but it worked out fine. Parking was easy. On & off 81 was easy. My only suggestion would be better concessions. Nachos & cheese covered soft pretzels aren't the best. Still glad I made the trip!

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Tucson, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I've been to several events and have been happy with the arena as well as the parking. Food is good, esp. when serving hundreds. Security is good. Syracuse University events for seniors is held there and it is the perfect venue.

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Oneida, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

excellent facility to watch Broadway-style productions. Very accessible and comfortable.We enjoy going here often, parking nearby.

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DeWitt, New York
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307 reviews 307 reviews
149 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The idea of rating the Oncenter as if it were one attraction is misguided. This complex consists of three separate buildings built at different times for different purposes. I will do my best to give you my take on each of them, as I have attended many events and shows in all of them. The oldest building is the War... More

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Lambertville, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Saw the new symphony in Syracuse, Smphoria! An amazing group of artists, wonderful symphony. I hope to see them again soon!

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Syracuse, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

had prom there years ago, also went to some job fairs and other stuff. Had lots of fun there and really cool architecture and interior design.

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