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Address: 800 S State St, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
Phone Number: 315.435.8000
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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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A historical place to see hockey

This old "barn" is a great place to watch professional hockey. The city really supports the Syracuse Crunch. They are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin T
Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This old "barn" is a great place to watch professional hockey. The city really supports the Syracuse Crunch. They are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here for both concerts and other art type events. Building is getting old, but well maintained,. Prices are a little high.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent venue for a concert. Easy access parking right across the street. Some decent restaurants in the area for before concert food. The sound system was good. Seating was pretty typical for this size stadium. All in all, a good place for a concert. (We saw James Taylor - the man still sounds amazing!!)

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Colver, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy access and adequate parking. nice roomy facility, close to other points of interest and hotels and restaurants

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staffs are very nice to talk to . The place is big and well maintained. I find the washroom should be expanded to accommodate the large crowds that can be expected in the hall. The place is cool. And if you are bored, there is an Indian Biryani restaurant very near. It is also very close to the museum... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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 

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Harrisville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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 

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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.

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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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.

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