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First Ontario Centre

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Address: 101 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3L4, Canada
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+1 905-546-4040

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concert view

Navigating the hall is easy. Concerts are generally amazing good sight lines regardless where you sit... BUT....the seats are awful...very uncomfortable!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2015
Niagara Falls, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

When I went to go get some snacks at half time, I saw that the prices were VERY expensive. So, instead I went to the vending machine. That had some own problems too. There was at least 6 people in line, so now you know for sure the prices at the concession stands were expensive. Also, when we were watching... More 

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Went for black sabbath show. First time here. Connected to the mall with lots of stores and options for food but being a Sunday night most of the food court shut down at 5. Refreshments and restrooms were easy to find. Exiting was very simple also.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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152 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Seen a dozen shows there and the venue is one of the better ones. The sound is excellent and the location can't be beat. Lots of parking around for $20 and under. Traffic after the show is manageable, not like Toronto.

Thank Al K
Brantford, Canada
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77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Had fun, easy to get in and out. Watch the beer stand ladies, didn't get the right change back, paid 50% more than I should have. Not cool.

Thank ETraverse
Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

WE have gone here for the HillSong United Band concert and the Harlem Globetrotters event. The place is excellent for this kind of events to be held in this arena.

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1 Thank genelynnm
Hamilton, Canada
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121 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Recently went to a Bulldogs Hockey game that was a gift from my daughter. 29.00 tickets, 9.75 for a tall boy of Canadian, and 6.75 for a 12" hot dog certainly can add up to an expensive outing. The rink is still fabulous after all these years. Keeping the original name would be better ( formally Copps Coliseum. There isn't... More 

1 Thank JIMGTO
Niagara Falls, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Navigating the hall is easy. Concerts are generally amazing good sight lines regardless where you sit... BUT....the seats are awful...very uncomfortable!!

1 Thank Janedejong
Burlington, Canada
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272 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

In comparison to other major league sports complexes this arena has fallen behind. Understandable since it really only supports a minor league hockey team (Hamilton Bulldogs) and some concerts. For concerts I have found the experience mixed and very dependent on your seating location. Try to avoid the side seats for concerts. Sight lines are good for hockey on the... More 

1 Thank CDNVintage
Hamilton, Canada
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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

My husband and I have been here for several conerts have sat all different areasm ever really had a bad seat. Saw tim McGraw best concert ever loved how it was set up seat wise.

1 Thank dawn m
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I feel for them here, because they truly do their best to make this place work. The problem is they dont / can't continually produce top rate attractions to bring this stadium back to life. It is of course outdated, because it was built in the 80s, and not up to modern expecations. However, i've been there several times in... More 

1 Thank Todd L

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