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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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nice venue - well maintained and staffed

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Geneva, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Part of Pegulaville! Went to Eagles concert and spent $15 to park at the Platinum parking area (attached to the arena). Mother-in-law has a problem walking and we were able to park right next to the 4th level walkway literally 40 steps into First Niagara Center. How freakin' convenient right!?! The entire area (thanks ro Kim and Terry Pegulla) is... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came for the Eagles concert last evening. Wonderful building. The only complaint I have is not enough washrooms for the ladies. I missed the first songs of the second set waiting in line.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice facility, reasonable prices and lots of choices for parking from $5 to $15/20 up close, & covered. Comfortable seats and a great place to watch hockey! Nice and close to Canadian Boarder which is great for us Canucks!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the lobby/entry area was really nice. Bathrooms clean. Lots of food options and several bars. Was here for a concert and the sound was great.

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Brantford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There was only one way into the venue for the concert, so it got a little congested and pushy, otherwise it was fine.

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Additional Information about First Niagara Center

Address: One Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203 (Formerly HSBC Arena)
Phone Number: 716 855 4100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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