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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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Amazing and HUGE place

ok .. First off, I wanted to mention how big this place is. I had never been inside if before. And I went there for Kissmas Bash. Granted it was literally a blizzard the night I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

ok .. First off, I wanted to mention how big this place is. I had never been inside if before. And I went there for Kissmas Bash. Granted it was literally a blizzard the night I went. I actually went in 2013. But, they don't have that choice on here. Just letting you know. That place is AMAZING. You aren't... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My family has had seasons tickets to the Sabres for many years. First Niagara Center has made some extremely positive changes since Pegula took over. The Sabres games, concerts and even Bandits games are a lot of fun. I've also seen a great increase in the number of big concerts/shows that stop by FNC. The arena is very clean. The... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Its a big sports arena, whats not to like. Now with 716 to eat and drink at, its even more fun. It can be very cold in the winter when the winds blow off the lake. Parking for a Major event is anywhere from $10 - $25 the closer you get the more you pay... Not much street parking in... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

for a small town team, good stadium with all the concessions needed. Comfy chairs good leg room for a tall guy (sat lower level behind buffalo goal)

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Syracuse, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Venue was sold out. Good place to see a concert, modern facility with good concessions area and facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went here for a Bandits Game. The staff was extremely friendly. When we were having trouble finding the area to go to and get to our seats, we asked a very nice staff member who pointed us in the right direction. Where we sat was very clean, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the game.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Possibly the worst bathroom situation I have ever seen at a professional venue, and that's really saying something. The ladies room nearest our seats had about 10 stalls to accommodate at least 15 times that many people, and two of them were clogged and unusable. If you are there for a hockey game and need to use the ladies room,... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What can you say. we have been to many stadiums. This was large, clean, comfortable seats and a good security presence. Many choices for snacks and treatment from everyone was friendly and nice. Quality of the screens was excellent. Easy to get in and out.

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

pre-meal dinner before game. For $15 why go anywhere else for chicken fingers, pizza, pasta, nachos and a free drink. Game was a lot of fun and the fans are always into it

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Whitefish, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice arena, cheap beer prices and easy access. Reasonably priced tickets in modern spacious arena. Friendly staff and lots of choices for food and beverages

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