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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: +1 716-855-4100
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00

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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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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 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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 2 October 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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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Excellent venue for large crowds. Clean and well supervised as far as security. All ranges of prices on seating make it affordable for all.

Thank melodyb712
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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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