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Times Union Center

51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly the Pepsi Arena)
518-487-2000
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Ranked #17 of 33 Attractions in Albany
Type: Civic Centers, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: This multipurpose civic center hosts musical performances, ice shows, trade shows and is home to the AHL River Rats, NLP Attack and the Siena Saints... more » Owner description: This multipurpose civic center hosts musical performances, ice shows, trade shows and is home to the AHL River Rats, NLP Attack and the Siena Saints MAAC basketball team. « less
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Paul Smiths, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This show really was amazing. The lighting production and choreography was outstanding. The staff was really helpful with helping to try and find my seats. I really enjoyed my times union experience. It is a really versatile a venue.

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Queensbury, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My first time here and I am impressed. Found free parking close to the venue in a safe area (not sure how much venue parking is). Me and my friends were the first ones here. The place seems safe inside and outside. Looked clean from what I saw. One of the workers there had no idea where the line was... More

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It isn't so big that you get lost, yet great venues. Comfortable and tickets are reasonable. I have been to a few events with children and I feel secure and I find the facilities reasonably clean.

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First of all, the bathrooms are ALL located in the basement and if you are sitting in the upper rows, it is a very long trip to the bathroom. Surprisingly, it seems that this facility is not handicap accessible. Not sure how they get away with it. The seats are old and uncomfortable, the staff is almost non-existent or invisible,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We saw Paul McCartney there the being of July 2014, and it was great. We had great seats, the view was great and the sound was great. Wonderful concert.

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Rochester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The center is a somewhat older venue and, as such, there are extremely long lines for the inadequate ladies rooms. The venue holds about 13,000 people and most of the seats in the lower section provide a good view of the concert stage, even those seats most distant from the stage. Paul McCartney played for three hours and is a... More

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went to the McCartney concert 7/5/14. Venue is small but nice. Not as big as the other 4 where I have seen McCartney as they were outdoors. Had floor seats and they sort of were uncomfortable as you were crammed into seats as close as they could get. The seats off the floor would have been just as good a... More

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ct
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went to Paul McCartney concert which was AMAZING July 5th. But I was unable to have a photography keepsake due to the inept staff! I purchased a $500 camera for this once in a lifetime event because I hear Paul allows cameras at his shows. I called a week prior and the representative stated to call the day of the... More

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Slingerlands, New York
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416 reviews 416 reviews
68 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was here for Frank Sinatra the night it opened, and many times since....the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel twice, as well as sports and other types of events. The events have always been well staged, and the crowds move well both before and after the shows. There are enough entrances and exits that people are able to move... More

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East Middlebury, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Fourth time at Times-Union for a concert. Venue is nice size. Have always been on the floor and love being up close to see performers. Easy in and out of the city and lots of parking.

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