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Address: 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly the Pepsi Arena)
Phone Number: 518-487-2000
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Description: This multipurpose civic center hosts musical performances, ice shows...
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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AHL Hockey...dont mind if I do.

I have been here for hockey and concerts. Its a good arena. There is no obstructed views so its a great spot to catch a game and the caustic's are decent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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New Rochelle, New York
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Kirkville, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Average Hockey Rink, most of the seats were blocked off in the upper level and they could barely fill the lower bowl. My team at least won the game, parking is ok, its located in a garage next door, and the food was typical sports arena stuff.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have visited the Time's Union Center on several different occasions and though the place is rather tidy the staff for this event were not friendly and the wait was ridicules. I had my 2 1/2 year old and 7 1/2 year old with me for the event which included a Dinosaur Exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona, United States
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64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great venue to see all events. Events like matchbook Twenty, Cher, and of course Our favorite Transiberian Orchestra.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great venue location, thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the atmosphere. Looking forward to returning.

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Waterford, New York
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69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Times Union Center hosts a large variety of good shows, from Children's/family shows to sports events and great concerts. Parking isn't even too bad. They usually set up a pre-show arena outside the venue with tables, music, etc (depending on the show you are seeing). We've seen shows from Charlie Daniels and Marshall Tucker (a benefit for veterns in... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My fiance and I went to see Justin Timberlake and then Bruno Mars 3 days after. IT WAS AMAZING!!!! I love the TU Center, if you need to go to a concert of any sort, check here first.

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Long Island, New York
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Venue is dirty and staff is unhelpful, but have seen some decent shows/games here! If only they kept the place clean and hired and trained customer service minded staff.

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New Rochelle, New York
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I have been here for hockey and concerts. Its a good arena. There is no obstructed views so its a great spot to catch a game and the caustic's are decent.

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Albany, New York
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86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was my first time at this venue and I was there to see the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. It was cold and windy outside and the doors weren't open when we got there. Elevators weren't working. When we got inside the building and found where our seats were--we then found out the only restroom was at the other end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Ample conference space, and easy access to the other buildings through the tunnel. Once you are through security you may visit the LOB and Capitol without going through again.

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