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Address: 1 War Memorial Sq, Rochester, NY 14614-2109
Phone Number:
+1 585-758-5300
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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All views are good, comfie seats

The bathrooms are clean, the seating is comfie, the views are good in most every seat, the climate control is great, the parking is awful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
Ronda J
Erie, Pennsylvania
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Rochester, NY
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759 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The BC Arena is not a bad place to see RIT/ Amerks hockey, or like last weekend the Bonnie's college b-ball game. None of the seats are too far away (not like a basketball game at the Carrier Dome!). And I cannot remember how the acoustics are for concerts. The box office staff and ushers were all very friendly and... More 

Thank Fondue4two
Rochester, New York
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had a date night out for a Marlies vs Amerks game. I have never seen the arena so empty. All of the food vendors were there and everything was fresh. The arena was clean and warm too! We went on a Wednesday night- will go more often during the week if the games are so empty.

Thank Julie D
Lowville, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We attended the Kelloggs Tour of Gymnastic Champions at the arena. Our first time there and we were amazed at how organized everything was. The seating looks like it would be great no matter where you sit. Food concessions, restrooms, etc. all great and very accomodating.

Thank Dawn S
Penfield, New York
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128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I had Front Row Center tickets for Chicago, and Earth Wind and Fire (EWF). I bought the tickets in June for October 19 and paid $350 each. I tried to make it an amazing evening for my wife. During the EWF set, everything was good, security stopped people from coming up and blocking our view from the... More 

Thank deaconiupup
Buffalo, New York, United States
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Year after year we have been using this facility. The staff has been great to us and being very attentive to our needs. Its your typical stadium. They always make sure we have what we need. I guess thats why we use them yearly. Thank you blue cross arena!

Thank Mercedes W
Erie, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The bathrooms are clean, the seating is comfie, the views are good in most every seat, the climate control is great, the parking is awful.

Thank Ronda J
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129 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

What a great place for a concert. Sound was excellent and the atmosphere was very intimate. Seats were spacious enough to stand and dance. The only problem was the narrow concourse. Tried to wait for the crowd to clear afterward but the ushers were trying to rush everyone out. We took a cab (Reg's Taxi Service at the suggestion of... More 

Thank seashll59
Rochester, New York
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Have gone to two Amerks games this year and both were overtime wins! Good venue for hockey and concession prices are not as high as some other sports venues

Thank pappy335
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I think blue cross arena is awesome. All sport lovers will love the arena. The events for holidays are great. The arena has hockey, soccer and much much more! I love blue cross arena and you will too!

Thank John S
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188 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Went here for the first time to see monster truck jam. Great venue! Easy close parking. I like the way this place is set up. Would definitely return.

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