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

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Visited from out of state and we had to see a hockey game. Sabres not doing to well at the moment and we got cheap resale tickets for a Saturday afternoon game. We sat in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Brunswick, Ohio
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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited from out of state and we had to see a hockey game. Sabres not doing to well at the moment and we got cheap resale tickets for a Saturday afternoon game. We sat in the upper level and had an excellent view for the game. The building has a very open feel to it. The only tight place is... More 

Thank mawdooms
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great show, venue good but seating a bit cramped if you are over 5' 10". Our seats were row 2 of 209 level. Great view.. Row 1 has more leg room. Avoid floor level for a show as you miss some details.

Thank Bob D
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I attended Monday Night RAW and enjoy ourselves enormously. The staff at the center was polite and efficient. It was a great venue to see the event.

Thank c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got to check out a Sabres game in October, and must say that this is the nicest rink I've been too (Been to Ottawa and Toronto). The seating is fantastic, and comfortable. We were in the corner 5 rows from ice and it was an amazing view. Love the rink, love the atmosphere. Nice safe area, and easy to get... More 

Thank CharlesMoncton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a Habs or Leafs fan, take a drive to Buffalo and catch the action at 50 - 70% of the cost. Recently attended the season opener between the Habs and Sabres, sat in row 7 on the blue line for US$115. I suspect I would have paid $400 in Montreal for the same experience. The arena is very... More 

Thank Stinkyrules
Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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

Thank Margot W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 October 14, 2016

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 October 11, 2016

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 October 2, 2016 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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