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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 #14 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Staten Island, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is worth the ride to see the falls. They are big and beautiful ....it really is amazing. The kids even enjoyed the trip. Stay on the ny side if you do not have your passport.

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Buffalo, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Although I miss the Aud, I enjoy coming to First Niagara Center to watch the Sabres. We sat it the top most row and still had a good view of the ice (though it's unlikely we'll ever get a prize up there). There is quite a selection of foods to try though we feel the prices are a bit high.... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

were there in March 14' for a sabres and blackhawks game...i love the venue..we had really good seats, but i think almost anywhere you sit here would be decent! well worth the price! beer was cheap and people were nice..all in all we had an amazing time!

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Like most modern NHL venues there isn't a bad seat in the house. On this trip we had a seat in a box so it would be hard to say anything negative. I would recommend using the Free Metro Rail service to get to and from the rink from some area hotels. The Arena is also located about a five... More

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southport ct
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were there for the NCAA basketball games in March 2014. As arenas go, it was not bad. Wide concourses, good signage, interesting food selection, not a bad seat in the house. Parking/traffic around the arena seems to be a serious negative, but we discovered how to circumvent this problem. Buffalo has a great, FREE light rail train that goes... More

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Brigantine, New Jersey
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26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

In general the city of Buffalo was again a great host for the NCAA Tournament. I had been to the venue last in 2004 for the NCAA's when it was still the HSBC Center. They had plenty of personnel outside the arena this past weekend directing people to multiple entrances if they already had their tickets and sitting 6 rows... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We've been here many times for the Buffalo Sabres and Bandits lacrosse games and loads of concerts. There really are no bad seats in this newer style arena. Food could stand to be upgraded but there are many good places to eat in the area before you enter the building. Atmosphere is always electric during the games and the crowd... More

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Aurora, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Watched Sabres play Chicago. All seats in this arena are good. We sat in section 306, so cheap seats, but centre ice. Perfect view of entire ice surface. No complaints about the arena set up. Enjoyed the game!! The food vendors however need major improvements. We ordered hotdogs expecting something like you would get a ballpark or street vendor. What... More

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Buffalo, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I went their for the 1st time to see the transiberian Orchastra. I was very impressed with the quality of the surrounding, Our seats were excellent and we had a great time. my only Complaint is they close the bars much much Too early

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Toronto, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Had a good time at a Boston at Buffalo game. Took a cab and walked back to our hotel afterward. Parking and traffic looked a bit brutal even by Toronto standards. Rowdy crowd afterwards. Staff at arena were very pleasant. Everything convenient otherwise.

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