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Address: 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
Phone Number: 315.435.8000
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The...

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicolas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. Whether you are interested in watching a hockey game, singing along with one of the Famous Artists Broadway shows, watching Disney on Ice, attending a car, snowmobile or ice fishing show, or planning your annual group conference, The Oncenter welcomes you.Our professional experienced management team is here to ensure that each and every guest’s Oncenter experience is a positive, memorable event.

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Excellent place for many shows. Quilt, Gymnastic, and more

Went to a gymnastic competition there for my Granddaughter. Plenty of room for all events. Parking is steep but free parking around can be found with a little walk. Adequate sound... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nags Head, North Carolina
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Nags Head, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a gymnastic competition there for my Granddaughter. Plenty of room for all events. Parking is steep but free parking around can be found with a little walk. Adequate sound system and the place was clean.

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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there last week for a gathering of women. Their team was very organized. We had dinner there one evening and it was delicious. Seating was very comfortable for the meetings. Shuttle buses were flowing and the drivers were so nice and helpful. My one and only complaint was that in the main event area it was very cold. Other... More 

Thank rtchur
Harrisville, West Virginia
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is so convenient. Shuttles dropped us off at the curb and with a small corridor away the meeting rooms were very close. Great for elderly people to not have to walk very far to either convention hall. Rest rooms were close to each room. We were served a banquet meal and it was excellent. The food was high... More 

Thank 19Nana61
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Older but nice, with comfortable seats. Parking information on site could have been a little better.

Thank Eileen A
Greentown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I attended an event there and found the place to be modern, clean and inviting. No complaints worth noting.

Thank Joe5034
Trumansburg, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Large conference held in exhibit halls on main level was extremely cold (in June). Dining hall was very well organized and hundreds of people were fed quickly (buffet). Attendants were extremely friendly and attentive.

Thank Eileen J
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

If it weren't for knowing prior to attending their show (it's geared for Kindergarten and 1st graders) I'd had been completely lost being a small child in the audience. The dancing and scene effects were amazing, but the actual story behind DASHERS was not exactly for the age level which schools nearby used as a field trip for those ages.... More 

Thank jfharvest
North Greece, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Our gymnastics team has traveled to this venue twice this season for meets. The convention center is nice. Clean. Bathrooms are pretty average - but were clean. Parking is across the street which is convenient.

Thank Heather0313
Rochester, New York
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I don't think there is a bad place to sit! My biggest complaints are that there could be more bathrooms and as to be expected food and drinks are outrageously priced. $8 for a 5oz wine, don't do it!

Thank Smmills1981
Fairport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great venue for special events such as Cirque du Soliel. Seating is "arena-style." Sight-lines are good from most seats. Good crowd control (fast in and out). Lots of food and beverage stands. It also has an interesting museum/display of war-time diaorams featuring Syracuse soldiers fro the Revolution on forward.

Thank CaptnGphs

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