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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 #16 of 28 Attractions in Albany
Type: Civic Centers, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Cultural
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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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English first
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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
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
131 reviews 131 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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