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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
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Great Arena

First Niagara Center is a great place to see an event. I've been for both NHL Hockey, and a WWE Smackdown Live, and both times the arena was clean, staff was friendly concessions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First Niagara Center is a great place to see an event. I've been for both NHL Hockey, and a WWE Smackdown Live, and both times the arena was clean, staff was friendly concessions were run smoothly, and the overall experience was pleasurable. Seats can be a bit tight, just an advisory, but doesn't at all detract from the overall experience.... More 

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Thank xdanballx
Toronto
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38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this venue for hockey especially and for concerts. It's always clean and easily accessible. It's nice that there is a free tram out front to get you to and from the venue.

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Thank kylewda
Boardman, Ohio
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the venue was easy to get in and out of. they had everything well organized. the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. i am 9 months pregnant and when i ordered a bottle of water i asked him to please add ice. he did so AND gave me a cup of ice as well. i thought that was really great!... More 

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Thank Kate J
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a bad seat in the arena. The arena houses 18-19k people depending on the event. I've been to numerous events over the years (concerts, Disney on ice, circus, hockey games, lacrosse games, etc.) and I've never had a bad time. Everything is easily accessible and again not a bad seat anywhere. The most fun I have at... More 

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Thank J0Marie82
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went down to visit my daughter and we went to the falls it was beautiful people were very friendly food great been there 3 times my mother & father went they loved it as we did,..

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Thank Polly D
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here to see a concert, and, while the experience was great, this arena is not spectacular. However, this would not turn me away from going again in the future.

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Thank Sarah S
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific venue for a concert or hockey game. Lots of food and beverage choices inside the facility as well as many nearby!

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Thank AnnieDees
Cheektowaga, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great place to see an event. Love the seats in the 200 level, very comfortable. Concerts have a good sound here. Buffalo Bandits are amazing.

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Thank primayoung
Tillsonburg, Canada
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place to watch a hockey game. Would love to go and see a Leaf Game here. The burger was phenomenal.

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Thank mrreferee44
Denver, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive to say the least, easy to get to car, metro or a cab if needed. A big plus for the area.

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