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First Niagara Center

One Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203 (Formerly HSBC Arena)
716 855 4100
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Ranked #12 of 99 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We went for a preseason game between Buffalo and Toronto and our seats were in the 300 section. The view was fine and we could see everything clearly. We didn't eat anything but we had some beer and it was priced okay ($7.50 for a tall boy) at least compared to other arena's. I guess they were doing renovations around... More

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Watertown, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to the First Niagara Center recently for a Lady Gaga concert and had a great time. Staff was able to control the crowd and allow entrance and exit in a calm and efficient manner. When we were heading up to the 3rd level for our seats, we were surprised by free ticket upgrades to Level One! The seats were... More

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Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the home of the NHL Buffalo Sabres. It also houses all major musical entertainment. Sight lines are very good, concessions & bathrooms plentiful. Parking is adequate!

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Quebec City, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great arena. We went to see Bruno Mars and really liked the experience. The sound could have been better but still, the seating was good (we were sitting on the floor section of the arena). The staff was very friendly and that's really nice to see that at an arena. The surrondings of the arena is a little shabby but... More

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Nairobi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Clean, neat venue. Well maintained bathrooms. Lots of beer. Friendly staff. I felt safe walking from parking lot to venue. Surrounding streets are well lit. Good police presence. Several good restaurants / bars in the surrounding area. I was there for a Bruno Mars concert. Great night!

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Rochester, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Best venue in the area!! We came from Rochester to attend the Justin Timberlake concert. The concert was amazing. I highly recommend the ramp parking. Easy access right into the venue from the ramp. Lots of choices for food and beverages. Very clean too.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I just saw Lady Gaga last night at this venue. First off, let me say she was AMAZING!!! Ok, on to the review. I did not eat or drink anything during this concert but if I were to do so I had many, many choices. It is also a VERY big venue and the bathrooms were also very accessible and... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great venue and well maintained, parking is usually pretty cheap if you're up for a 10 minute walk. Highly suggest the ramp under the old HSBC tower.

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ontario
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great venue, but there's construction all around the building. You have to walk two blocks up to catch a cab.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I love attending events at the First Niagara Center- whether it is a hockey game or a concert, it is always very clean, the food vendors are great, and it is just a really nice arena.

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