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Kenny Chesney Songs for the Saints tour

I travel extensively for work and travel all over the East Coast. I have the chance to work with... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
01PaddyO
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Cleveland, Ohio
great show

Great Concert. Excellent seats but I don't think there is a bad seat in the place. Small venue... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2019
ocean215
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Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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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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51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-1527
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sight lines, easy to get to, just off the interstate and easy parking in two parking garages within a block. Great place for a concert or ice hockey!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to a concert last night, doors open at 6:30, they did not. Not sure of the exact time they let us in, at least 15 minutes late if not more. The doors open and you were herded into a huge room, where we all...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

I travel extensively for work and travel all over the East Coast. I have the chance to work with the same team most of the time, so while we worked in Albany NY I found out Kenny was playing in town. 4 of us went...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 01PaddyO
Reviewed May 10, 2019

Great Concert. Excellent seats but I don't think there is a bad seat in the place. Small venue with great views. A few drawbacks, the seats are very narrow and a tight fit. They were fine for my 5 foot frame but my husband is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

We saw a Blake Shelton concert at the TU Center. Lots of parking around. TU Center was nice and clean and well organized.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Brenda M
Reviewed April 10, 2019

This was a great arena for this type of event. It is easy to get to and was in walking distance from my hotel. Easy access in and out and the seats were comfortable.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kuvasz15
Reviewed April 3, 2019

Second year that I've made the trek here. Not a state-of-the-art arena but I don't mind. I could list all the bad things - Bathroom lines for women can get long, as do the concession lines (guess one leads to the other), there are no...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MrOhmsWestchester_NY
Reviewed April 1, 2019

The arena itself is relatively dark with floors that look like they haven't been cleaned in years. The concessions outside the arena have been known to run out of food fairly early. There is only one set of rest rooms, and they are on another...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BruceWallingford_CT
Reviewed April 1, 2019

I visited the Times Union to attend the Fleetwood Mac concert a couple weeks ago. The arena is OK for viewing the concert, but I found the seats to be quite tight and narrow. Also, you have to walk a long way to get to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Larry W
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Good entry time. Good venue. Seats were a bit tight. Good size for concerts. No bad seats really. Exit went well.

Date of experience: March 2019
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tmreed79
May 17, 2018|
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Response from Barretomjj | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, there’s plenty of parking garages and lots close to Times Union. Reasonably priced for events starting from $10 per vehicle and up. Hope this helps.
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Cindy M
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Barretomjj | Reviewed this property |
I would say no less than hour before the show begins
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Nancy C
March 18, 2018|
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Response from mcdedrick | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking in a parking garage directly adjacent to the TU center.
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