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First Ontario Centre

101 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3L4, Canada
+1 905-546-4040
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Good venue, but long lines

Went to see TOOL concert and been to this venue a few times before but this time it was the worst... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff S
London, Canada
Oldie but pretty ok

I've been to this arena a fair number of times overs they years for concerts, wrestling and now... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Jeremy M
Brampton, Canada
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101 York Blvd, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3L4, Canada
+1 905-546-4040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see TOOL concert and been to this venue a few times before but this time it was the worst for lineups, I mean huge lines for beer, they didn't prepare for a show like this obviously as it was insane. As for the...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I've been to this arena a fair number of times overs they years for concerts, wrestling and now, monster jam. There is plenty of parking in the area and, outside of one event, they were all well run and the sound was very good. I've...More

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Many many concerts, and sports events held here, of which I have attended. Great seats for most events. Plenty of parking from $3 to $30, depending on what concert/event.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

1st time @ First Ontario (aka CoppsColiseum) Nice venue clean great seating super easy in and out, Good sound for an arena. Typical complaints crappy beed selections @ insane prices, OK not as insane as ACC. The real kicker is parking, ah Hamilton. Shut down...More

Thank 97hill
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Concerts in the Hammer are great. They way they set the stages up for concerts is great, not a bad seat in the house. If your from the area, or your coming into town for a show, Hockey game, Monster truck.....whatever. It's not Toronto. Great...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

First time attending the First Ontario Centre. We went back to back dates, one for packet pick up and the other for race day. The Around the Bay 30k race finishes on the arena floor which is an unforgettable experience. The facilities in the arena...More

Thank Chiovitti
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We came up from NY to see the Marvel show last year and it was fantastic. The seats were great and the arena is better than I expected. Plus parking is easily accessible all around the place. We paid online and ended up paying way...More

Thank GolfWillowbrook
Reviewed 21 March 2017

a great venue for hockey like the hamilton bulldogs ,acoustics are not that great for concerts good variety of food although pricy

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Came to see a Bulldogs hockey game and, all in all, an enjoyable night out. Bulldog tickets are quite reasonably priced, the level of hockey is quite high and First Ontario Centre itself is a good venue to watch a game at. Found the beer...More

Thank Marc63Toronto
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We drove from Toronto to se Maroon 5. Great show. two back up acts. Had great tickets, 30 feet from stage. Way cheaper than Toronto. My wife and I had a blast. 2 hours drive to get there but only an hour back, late at...More

Thank JP2516
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Richie B
is there handy cap parking close
16 April 2017|
Response from Marcy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Underground parking has handicap parking.
I have a very alleric child. Can we bring in his own snacks
12 March 2017|
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Response from SBishop18 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly as long as you have your items for your son in baggies in your bag I doubt anyone will say anything. Don't try to bring in booze or a pizza! 😊