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First Niagara Center

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Address: One Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203 (Formerly HSBC Arena)
Phone Number: 716 855 4100
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Modern venue for any event in Buffalo

Always a nice venue to attend for sporting events or other attractions. I have been to this location for hockey games, concerts, WWE and other events. The facilities are always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Always a nice venue to attend for sporting events or other attractions. I have been to this location for hockey games, concerts, WWE and other events. The facilities are always more than adequate.

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TONAWANDA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great ,modern arena for hockey, basketball and lacrosse, as well as concerts. Lots of amenities, including the adjacent Harbor Center.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love visiting the First Niagara Center...mostly because I love hockey. But the arena also plays host to the professional lacrosse team, the Buffalo Bandits as well. The arena is well located in the city and the facilities in the arena are well maintained. Very good experiences.

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Princeton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great gift shop, hotels across the hockey rinks, concerts restaurant top notch. Also near the Canal side and other activites.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My daugther is a hockey nut and this was one of our first stops! She bought a Sabres shirt right away. Had to make another stop there mid-way thru our trip. Very nice shop.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Only problem is the lack of female bathrooms during concerts - lines are enormous and the line for beer is not better. I have never seen a beer line move slower. How hard is it to pour beer quickly. Seats are relatively comfortable and good view from most places. Staff keep annoying fans under control which helps to allow everyone... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Obviously, this is the only game in town to take in big concerts, but the shows I have seen were great. Great sight lines for hockey & lacrosse, plus the areas around FNC are being built up so it's great to stop out for food & drink before or after a Sabres game!

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Love the FNC! What Used to be Marine Midland which became HSBC which is now FNC home of the most beloved hockey team by their fans in the U.S! Sabres games are amazing to go to just for hte atmosphere alone. Its a great concert venue to!

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Attended for the recent Eagles concert.Excellent seats and great sight lines and sound quality,like other reviewers found lines for restrooms long even for the men's . Entry and exit well organised,and the nearby tram/train was very handy for getting back into town easily

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Cheektowaga, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were just at the FNC for the History of the Eagles concert. We made the mistake of purchasing floor seats. Anyone over the age of 12 will overflow their seat onto their neighbor's. The folding chairs are NOT comfortable. There is NO restroom nor concession stand on the floor area. We had a person with a cane that had... More 

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