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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 - 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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I went there for a ColdPlay concert and the venue was great but the people were even better. Wonderful experience! If ever there is a "runway" for artist, def get seats next to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lola W
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there for a ColdPlay concert and the venue was great but the people were even better. Wonderful experience! If ever there is a "runway" for artist, def get seats next to it - GREAT SEATS up front on the floor.

Thank Lola W
Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I normally go to the FNC - now the KeyBank for Sabres games, and it's definitely my favourite rink out of the other ones I've been to a few times (ACC, The Joe). There's not a bad seat in the house, whether you're up in the 300s or front row in level 100. It's also very spacious, you are not... More 

Thank Chanel D
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a great venue. The staff and security were present but not annoyingly so compared with other places . There were a couple of issues with people taking in large backpacks and coolers ! ! As to why they did I don't know but they were dealt with . The f & b offerings were varied and reasonable... More 

Thank psb21972
Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Listening to Coldplay perform at the Niagara Center was stupendous! The facility was packed and it was a perfect venue for a world class band. This was my all time favorite performance. I want to hear Coldplay perform again and will see if it is as good.

Thank Gloria L
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy your favorite shows, concerts, wwe whatever you like to watch. Very helpful people. Also the subway drops off right there so it makes it easy to get too.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Sabres season ticket holder I always enjoy going to the games. Good sightlines from all the seats I have sat in. Staff is helpful and fans well behaved while still enjoying the game. For hockey, ticket prices allow for lots of kids and die hard fans to be able to attend which is definitely a positive.

Thank MB2034
West Seneca
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Niagara Center is an excellent place to view Hockey games, Singers, Bands, Poets Basketball and all other forms of entertainment. There is not one bad seat to be found at the Center. The food selection is also extremely good in it's variation, locations, and fast service. . Northtowns, Southtowns, and all of the suburbs have easy access to the... More 

Thank Iole F
Leeds, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I got lucky that my first night in Buffalo and Coldplay were playing. Went along to the venue on the off chance there were tickets left. There were, but the ticket booth staff were poor to useless. As it happened some guys were picking up their tickets and they sold me one of theirs. Went back for 18:45 and... More 

Thank tdLeeds
Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time we have attended a concert at FNC. It's very organized and clean compared to Toronto's Air Canada Center. My only comment would be that the video screens were hung too high.

Thank Clownfish88
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently went here for a concert. The arena is clean, good security, large selection of food vendors on the second floor, the place stayed nice and cool despite there being over 10,000 people in it during the middle of summer. Entering and leaving the gates wasn't bad, however, the parking was a total nightmare.

Thank pennypod

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