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Address: 51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-1527 (Formerly the Pepsi Arena)
Phone Number: 518-487-2000
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This multipurpose civic center hosts musical performances, ice shows, trade...

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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We go there often for Siena games and many concerts like Maroon 5 and Bruce Springsteen Elton John Not a bad seat in the house.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Stash279
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Albany, New York
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Schenectady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Large facility that caters to all.....all seats are great. Most recent was to see a comedy show and took grands to a concert there as well....all enjoyed the arena.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We go there often for Siena games and many concerts like Maroon 5 and Bruce Springsteen Elton John Not a bad seat in the house.

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Thank Stash279
Watervliet, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to 2 games this past winter (hockey). I thoroughly enjoyed myself & was glad that they partner with my employer, Saratoga Casino Hotel to provide free tickets1

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit for an event. Seats are comfortable and access is not bad. My only problem was finding good parking.

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Thank Rit4CR
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown venue. Expensive parking, better to use public transportation. Expensive fast food within, but near many good dining alternatives. Large enough for big concerts or tours.

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Troy, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic shows,great seats,excellent snack food but can be pricey,not a bad seat in the house,buy inexpensive seats when show starts switch seats that are not occupied.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The convention site was large, spacious and most accommodating. There was not much seat room, but it served it's purpose. Thank you.

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stayed down town, Renaissance, it was walking distance. Access was easy and everything was easy to find. Food was typical sports venue and was pricey for what you get. Seats are comfortable and easy to find, you get a good view from just about all the seats in the house.

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Albany, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great bout! Hellions won so that is always a plus. Nothing beats going to a derby bout in that arena. A little more advertising and they will really be able to have an event.

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Galway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We had seats in section 107 - close and good view of the stage We parked across the street for $5.00 and where able to leave by the side doors down the stairs to the car - could not go in that way because of security -no problems - Peter Frampton was good had his band with him have seen... More 

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