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NCAA Basketball 2014

Twisitor Center buffhoopsWelcome to Buffalo for the tournament! Click around our site for complete information on what to do, where to eat and other ways to have a great time while you're here.

First Niagara Center

The games will played at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo. Check out the map below for directions on how to get there, as well as information on restaurants and bars near the Arena and along the Metro Rail line. (There are many to choose from - make sure to scroll around the map to see all of them!)

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Buffalo has something for everyone to do when there's no action on the court. Check out our website for things you won't want to miss while you're here.

Getting Around

Buffalo is very walkable, so taking the train from the Park and Ride station at either the University at Buffalo or LaSalle stops are an economical way to get downtown. Parking is free, and it's a quick trip to First Niagara Center. And to make navigating downtown quicker and easier during the games, Buffalo's transit authority has more information on how to get around while you're here.

If public transportation isn't your thing, there are also many cab companies who'll take you wherever you want to go.

Nightlife & Restaurants

Buffalo has always had a reputation for being a city that knows how to party. With a number of distinct nightlife districts spread across town, you’ll never be far from a wealth of watering holes and a whole night to find them, with last call at 4 a.m. Click here for more information.

Downtown has a place to eat to suit every palate and budget. Check it out here!


Already home to 22 professional theater companies, Buffalo’s reputation as a center for the arts continues to grow. You’ll find Broadway musicals at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, a European-style opera house of real grandeur in the heart of the city’s downtown; classic and contemporary musicals at MusicalFare Theatre; the greatest works of dramatic literature at the Irish Classical Theatre Company; pieces by African-Americans and people of color at Ujima Theatre and the Paul Robeson Theatre; work by up-and-coming and undiscovered playwrights at the Alleyway Theatre; an eclectic menu of musicals, comedies and drama at the lovely and intimate, Kavinoky Theatre and child-centered productions from Theatre of Youth in the beautifully-restored Allendale Theatre in the historic Allentown neighborhood.


All systems are a go and shopping in Buffalo is better than ever. If you're not sure where to start, click here to get started. For more info, check out our brand new Buffalo Niagara Shopping Guide!

Crossing the Border

Being a border city, Buffalo is truly a international destination. To see what there is to do in nearby Canadian communities, check out and For information on crossing the border, go to

About the Tournament

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