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KeyBank Center

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Address: 1 Seymour H Knox III Plz, Buffalo, NY 14203-3007 (Formerly HSBC Arena)
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+1 716-855-4444
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Easy parking and plenty of food options

I have been to hockey, lacrosse, concerts and Disney on Ice here. There is plenty of parking around the arena in safe well lit lots. Once you get in there are many choices for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to hockey, lacrosse, concerts and Disney on Ice here. There is plenty of parking around the arena in safe well lit lots. Once you get in there are many choices for food and beverages. They offer local favorites like Roast Beef on Weck, Lanova Pizza or Perry's Ice Cream. Access is easy too with escalators, elevators and... More 

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NY
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Three generations saw the show. I'm really too old for nose bleed seats. I didn't see a thing. Can you imagine everyone just sitting through the whole set. Too controlled. That's from a 63 year old woman. What happened to dancing in the isles? I don't even see the reason why anyone would attend a concert where you can't enjoy... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to a Sabres game...parking was close by for only $10...game tickets were purchased at a reduced rate. The food was very good and once again reasonably priced. The venue is very energized and updated. Good arena to watch a sporting event.

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Buffalo, New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to hundreds of events at the Key Bank Center since it opened in 1996. Many concerts, hockey, basketball, lacrosse games. The building is well maintained and food options are always updated. I do wich they would bring back the loaded fries.

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to KeyBank Arena (First Niagara Center, HSBC Arena, Marine Midland Arena) probably a thousand times. The place is almost 20 years old but has been holding up nicely. We come here for the Sabres and Bandits games along with other events that come to our great city. The only downfall are the small hallways. You think they... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this arena for a Sabres/Senators game in February. It was a freezing night and it's nice that the lineups occur inside to get in. The first time I ever came to this arena we sat in the end zone club level seats where we had a server to bring dinner/drinks. This time we chose cheaper seats in the upper... More 

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under new ownership the Sabres' home ice arena has gotten better and better. Food options abound with various price, cuisine and time options from stand up burgers and nachos to delivery of food to your hockey seat to a sit down dinner with outstanding menu before or after the game. Of course the Sabres store and the Buffalo Sports memorabilia... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good beer. You really can't get a bad seat in this place. With the harbour centre next door, everything seems very convenient.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Went for a Sabres game and one of the best arena's we've been to. You feel close to the action, easy to get around, great seats and very comfortable feel to the place.

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Amherst, New York
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

It's a modern arena. There really isn't a bad place to sit for Sabres or Bandits games (including the last row of the 300's). For concerts the sound is very good, may actually be a bit on the quiet side for a concert. Food and drinks are typically overpriced, but nothing unexpected.

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