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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 #9 of 90 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

$26 x 2 - Two tickets to Sabres vs Boston in the 300's $110 - One night at the closest hotel to the arena $35 - Fill up the gas tank before going home to Toronto = $197.00 for an overnight hockey trip to Buffalo and a full tank of gas. $93 x 2 - Two "standing room only", "No... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
40 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wow, great venue with easy access and no problem getting out after the game. Very friendly people work there as well. Will return

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Detroit, Michigan
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178 reviews 178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

THis last weekend the wife and I took in a Buffalo Sabres ice hockey game at the First Niagara Center. Nice place. Ticket cost was reasonable, very clean on the inside of the building. Great food options and an unexpected eating area with chairs and tables - Bonus. Lots of ample restrooms for both male and females. Overall a very... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have seen our favorite performer Michael Buble twice at First Niagara Center. The first time we sat in the 100 section & were able to see everything. The 2nd time we had floor seats & he walked right by us!! Getting in & out of the arena is very orderly & safe. Parking sucks, but that's how big cities... More 

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Orchard Park, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The First Niagara Center is a great place for any venue. The staff throughout the building are always very helpful and knowledgable. They offer all sorts of different foods - you can always find something good to eat. If you have the chance, attend an event and you won't be disappointed.

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North Tonawanda, New York
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I haven't been to a Sabres' game since the spring. This is still a great venue for hockey. I just wanted to mention that security measures seem more severe - we had to take all metal, even coins, out of our pockets, so they could use the wands. Prices for food, etc., have gone up. A soft pretzel with cheese... More 

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Toledo
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The First Niagara Center was a good place to watch a hockey game. The center was very nice and modern. Quick and easy to enter. Staff was friendly. Plenty of restrooms and concession stands. Normal fare was to be expected. The view was good from anywhere in the arena. Took the light rail, so parking was not an issue. Great... More 

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SAN FRANCISCO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My 19 year old son and I went on 10/18/2014 to see the Sabers/ Bruins game it is a nice arena where you can find parking around the arena for around $8.00 to $10.00. If you stay downtown you could take a tram to the arena that drops you off in front.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This Area, formally known as the HSBC Center, is a great place for many people to come and enjoy watching events, have fun with anyone from friends, to couples, to families.

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