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Times Union Center

Address: 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly the Pepsi Arena)
Phone Number: 518-487-2000
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Ranked #14 of 28 Attractions in Albany
Type: Civic Centers, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Cultural
Owner description: This multipurpose civic center hosts musical performances, ice shows, trade shows and is home to...
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Type: Civic Centers, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Cultural
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.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Arena is very difficult to get around. The bathrooms are downstairs and you really need to pay attention because everything looks the same.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A great place to various events but we went for a Albany Devils Hockey game. Venue has a big city feel with great viewing from all areas. Enjoyed ourselves! Parking is also very convenient.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Albany will never equal NYC; but the Times Union Center is a Great place to visit. I was on business so my time was limitied but i did manage to take in as much as I could in my alloted time

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went with a friend to a concert. Had a great time. Only thing to complain about is the people standing in front of us and we could not see much. Besides that, the location of the Times Union Center is great and is a nice arena .

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NJ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visited for a Pop Warner Cheer Comp. Pretty cool lay out and venue. I'd love to catch a hockey game here. Only had 2 issue with staff. Soda went flat at one of the stands and the employees got into a fight over it. Was very unprofessional. The one men's room smelled terrible, like a sewage backup or something. Was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

When in n.y my friend's and I went to one of Joyce Meyers free conferences It was at the times union center it was huge and just around the corner from our hotel. we had a wonderful time. And when in n.y again we or I will definetly see who is playing their that I like and attend. I had... More 

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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
145 reviews 145 reviews
26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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