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First Niagara Center

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Address: 1 Seymour H Knox III Plz, Buffalo, NY 14203-3007 (Formerly HSBC Arena)
Phone Number: 716 855 4100
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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A good place to watch entertainment events. .

A good place to watch entertainment events. Prices are on the high end for refreshments. Fun and exciting to watch hockey games.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Margot W
Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good place to watch entertainment events. Prices are on the high end for refreshments. Fun and exciting to watch hockey games.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buffalo Sabers hockey fans, myself being one, enjoy friendly rivalries. It warmed my heart as I overheard two Maple Leaf fans rave about the arena and how Toronto's isn't nearly as nice .

Thank Gilly A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love going to hockey games. But there has to be a more efficient way to get fans into the game. Long lines and no order to them. Please work on this. Other than that our experience( except the bad quality of the Sabres) was awesome. Great fans around us, great replay board, interesting things on there between periods. Time... More 

Thank Sandra W
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice place , seating is always good, choices of food is wonderful. people so nice. it's a nice date night out

Thank ch0pr
Jamestown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a Sabres game there. Very nice facility with restaurants and bars nearby. Did not eat a meal inside the arena. Did have drinks that were a bit pricy. Very enthusiastic crowd and well behaved unlike Bills games. Very family friendly. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Zuma1020
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent venue for large crowds. Clean and well supervised as far as security. All ranges of prices on seating make it affordable for all.

Thank melodyb712
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew in for a Boston vs. Buffalo game. Venue is fantastic and blows away the TD Garden for sure! Easy access and great environment!

Thank ShinyOnes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Seats got upgraded. Huge beers for $10. Lots of security check points. Needs more women's bathrooms

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home to our Sabres... the rink is very nice and well laid out. Most seats IMO offer a great view and the prices as far as NHL standards go are very reasonable. Food/drink concessions offer a smattering of just about everything, for every budget, Lighting and temperature comfort are excellent as well. Light Rail access is right down the street... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All events there are an amazing experience! While the concessions are pricey, everything is made fresh and the selection is amazing. From authentic Buffalo Wings to Beef on Weck, they have it all! As far as the arena, There's not really a bad seat in the house! The seating is comfortable. Sound is amazing! Security staff is well kept, helpful,... More 

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