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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 #11 of 166 things to do in Buffalo
Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Grand Island, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My husband & I went here twice in 2014; once on October 1st, 2014 for a Sabres game versus the Mapleleafs & once on 12-30-2014 to see Tran Siberian Orchestra!!!! For the Sabres game, we were in section 106, forgot rows, & seats, but awesome view! I paid for these tickets off of Ebay, & got a great deal: $35... More 

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carmel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and daughter were there this weekend for a Ranger/Buffalo game and loved the First Niagara Center. They said it was big and clean. The people were all so friendly!

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great place for concerts and games. Food is average and they could use more variety of foods. Lines get long.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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219 reviews 219 reviews
89 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went to see a NHL game here and was very impressed with the arena. Not a bad seat in the house, very welcoming, lots of bathrooms and concessions throughout, so overall, it's a very nice experience. Ticket prices are fairly reasonable as well. Scoreboards and signs are reasonable too and not too flashy and kudos for the ice scraping crews... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I love traveling to see different NHL arenas and this was one of my favorites. It's big, and has it's own "feel." The fans are some of the friendliest fans i've encountered in my travels, and it's a great hockey city. Highly recommended stop on a hockey tour! Check out the 716 bar before or after the game, really awesome... More 

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Toronto
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213 reviews 213 reviews
35 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went to a Sabres game with a visitor to town. Never been to the First Niagara Centre before, but i was impressed. New, clean, well-run, staff are friendly, seats at $80 for 7 rows back is tremendous value compared to what passes for hockey in Toronto. The parking was reasonably priced and everything seemed safe. I'd come back, for sure.... More 

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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I ordered a slice of pepperoni pizza before going to my seat to watch the game. Everybody was helpful, even the person that wanded me for metal objects, as I asked him where to find my seat. Once I was pointed in the right direction it was easy find my seat as everything is clearly labeled.

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Cheektowaga, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The concert was great however there should have been some sort of posting as to when people could enter the venue. Seating began an hour or so before the performance. Not all souvenier stands had bags so people were juggling their purchases.

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New York
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186 reviews 186 reviews
41 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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