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First Niagara Center

Address: One Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203 (Formerly HSBC Arena)
Phone Number: 716 855 4100
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Ranked #9 of 94 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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New York
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182 reviews 182 reviews
41 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have seen several Sabres games there this year. The views from the first several rows of the 300 section are good, easy to follow the puck and see all the action. I thought the view from the very top rows, even near mid ice, were too far away and scary for my wife, due to the steep steps. Avoid... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Arena had a food court with more choices and nice sitting area - better than we have seen at most. A little older, but well maintained.

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Watertown, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What fun to go to an event here.The people working there all seemed very nice and courteuos. The place is very easy to navigate and has plenty bathrooms. Food and drink prices and pretty average in comparison to other arena but the selection is another thing. So many choices, so many types of food. All of the seats offer a... More 

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Lancaster, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A nice place downtown, really not a bad seat for a game, tickets vary from cheap to pricey, personally i would go cheap they are still a good view, food and drinks are up there in price, parking ramp stinks its tight and takes forever to get out of afterwards.

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Cayuga, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we have attended 4 games so far here and had been in the suites every time. Although this is great for a group and the food and drinks and people are very good and accommodating. I still enjoy being behind the glass I feel like you have a good seat no matter where you are in this arena. we walked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

went to my first NHL game and we were in a suite. outstanding view of the whole arena, great view of the ice, very nice

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Baldwinsville, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great new modern Arena. Steep climb to nosebleed seats, but everyone has a good view. .......................................

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went here recently to watch the Sabres play. The venue was great, a fantastic modern building with great facilities.

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Spencerport, ny
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I attended the Kissbash last night and had free parking just down the road, though the various parking structures have decent parking rates. It is easy getting in and I had an issue with my ticket and got it straightened out quickly at guest services (I had a ticket for upper section and they closed it off and offered tickets... More 

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Attended a Sabres hockey game right before Thanksgiving. Had not been here since this was built. What an attractive place. Easy to get around, lots of good parking outside. Beautiful inside. We had great seats and a good experience. The Sabres store was excellent. Enjoyed the large photo mural all around the inside of the building. Great sense of history.... More 

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