First Niagara Center

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Buffalo, United States

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First Niagara Center, formerly HSBC Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. The arena was the home of the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena Football League, the Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League II, and the Buffalo Wings of Roller Hockey International during each team’s brief existence.

The arena also is used regularly for college basketball games and hosts concerts. It has been home to the NCAA (2000, 2004, 2007) and MAAC (1997, 1999, 2001, 2005) men’s basketball tournaments. In 2003 the Arena hosted the Frozen Four NCAA Ice Hockey tournament. In addition, HSBC Arena has been used for hosting several professional wrestling events, mainly World Wrestling Entertainment’s Fully Loaded 1999, The Great American Bash (2005) and Armageddon 2008, and World Championship Wrestling’s Fall Brawl 2000. The arena was also host to a house party for the 2008 NHL Winter Classic. Festivities included the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Hockey Team playing in pre-game action, followed by the Winter Classic shown on the scoreboard.

For sporting events, the arena can seat 18,690 spectators. In the event that the arena is being used for a concert, basketball game, or similar event, the total number would increase - accounting for seats or standing space on the arena’s floor. Both sporting events and concerts at the arena are served by the Special Events station of the Buffalo Metro Rail.

Contact Information

One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza
Buffalo 14203
United States
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(716) 855-4444

Upcoming Events

Saturday 18 April 2015
The Tragically HipConcert First Niagara Center
Buffalo, United States
42.875204 -78.876392

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