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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 #15 of 34 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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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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392 reviews 392 reviews
68 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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Hicksville, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Felt like any seat was good.Went here for concert-nice sound system.Met friends at bar inside..not too overpriced and drinks were good!Arena pretty clean too.Staff friendly all around.

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New Windsor, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Santana /Rod Stewart show was great!!!!! We had floor seats but we had too many sloppy beer drinkers around us. The sloppy drunks in front of us (not all in the same group eiher) spilled beer &it splashed on my pants. The next time it splashed on my shoes. Then the ones behind us spilled beer 2x all over... More

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Niskayuna, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have been to this venue many times before but this one was better than most! Seemed much more orderly and getting in and out so much better! The Concert itself was amazing! First Carlos just gets better each year! I was amazed at how they transformed the stage in so little time. Santana, more about the music and very... More

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