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Address: 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
Phone Number: 315.435.8000
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Description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York...
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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Dance Competition

We were there over the weekend for a dance competition. Very easy place to find. Parking garage connects to the convention center or they also have an outdoor parking lot. $9... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Webster, New York
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Webster, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were there over the weekend for a dance competition. Very easy place to find. Parking garage connects to the convention center or they also have an outdoor parking lot. $9 to park...kinda pricy, but average for event parking. Competition was in exhibit hall A. Fairly large room, plenty of chairs to sit in, and back room was used as... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Seriously?!! Way too small. Nowhere enough seating so we had to stand for SEVERAL hours. No food/drink allowed in and only one line for food/drink. At one point the line wait was over an hour. Trash was not kept up on at all. The bathrooms were not very clean at all either. This place is way too small to stuff... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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154 reviews 154 reviews
42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Part of the ONCENTER in downtown Syracuse. Theater performances are in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center. The Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater is the large theater in the Civic Center. Three levels. Has elevator and escalators. Need to use stairs to reach top part of balcony. Front row of balcony has low hand rail. Vision not obstructed. Bathrooms on each level.... More 

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BALDWINSVILLE
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

There are 3 buildings in this complex: The Civic Center, The Onondaga County War Memorial, and the Convention Center.I used to work as the Coodinator of Volunteer Ushers for the 3 theaters in the Civic Center. Every show that came into that building, I was in charge of getting ushers for that show. Sometimes, there would be 3 shows at... More 

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Fulton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great entertainment watching the young prospects for Tampa Bay Lighting play there way into the big leagues. Plenty of parking, great prices for games, and average cost of food and beverage.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We went to a Syracuse Crunch game at the ONcenter. It was lots of fun and given the size of the arena, there are no bad seats. It was a family friendly experience as well. We arrived a bit late so there wasn't a lot of street parking left, but we did end up finding a lot nearby that was... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
38 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Sherburne
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11 reviews 11 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 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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