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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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Excellent venue!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Nikkip_79
Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Robert R
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

Thank Draering
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the Dixie Chicks here and really liked he venue. Sat in the 100 section and the view was great. Food options were limited and they could use a more interesting selection of beer.

Thank TorontoDebbie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the ACDC concert. The very best venue we have ever been to. Club seats were great but there are no bad seats in the house. Great views. Vendors for food and drinks more than adequate. Parking, garage and lot, both very close and handy. Security issues handled tastefully, quickly and thoroughly. Will go back for another concert soon!

Thank 447charlenes
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hot dog, a Sabres jumper and lots of excitement. I have to say that the first half an hour of the match I was quite lost and almost bored, but once you get into the dynamics of the game, it is quite thrilling and entertaining. The whole experience is worth repeating. This is a massive venue, but it is... More 

Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a suite with company and it was horrible. Not only were we really far away but the suite was outrageously priced! The parking as a suite guest was awesome and the in an out was great. The staff at facility was great. It was a smaller concert beware and make sure you know how close you are

Thank M P
McKean, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Niagara Center is always a good place to watch hockey or concerts. Plenty of reasonable parking close by in addition to numerous restaurants. Never a bad seat! Enjoy!!!!

Thank Richard M
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw a big-deal music concert there and had a great time. No complaints at all. I nice facility and easily accessed from the downtown hotel, where we stayed. We walked right over. Lovely experience in that regard. If the event is sold out, you will be with more than 19,000 people. So keep that in mind.

Thank Josh547

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