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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 #8 of 21 Attractions in Syracuse
Type: Convention Centers, Other
Owner description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible...
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Type: Convention Centers, Other
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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Fulton, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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52 reviews 52 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
68 helpful votes 68 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
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18 reviews 18 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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316 reviews 316 reviews
152 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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