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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 70 things to do in Albany
Type: Civic centers, Arenas & stadiums, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The sound was so distorted, it was the the worse I have ever heard from a large arena, won't be going back there for anything to do with music!!!

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Albany, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've been going here for years. It is perfect. The big groups and names stop here and you can see them from every seat! The acoustics have improved over the years with groups better adapting to the smaller sized building. Ticket takers and security are improved.a Lots of parking. Fast exit if you know where. Check the Empire State plaza... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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