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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 August 22, 2016
Stash279
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Albany, New York
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Concerts, Car shows, NCAA Basketball tournament. Hockey etc.. We've been to the TU Center many many times. We were even lucky enough to see Paul McCartney there. Great place for any venue. It's maintained very well. Always clean and good seating almost any where inside.

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Thank Jim W
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to numerous events at the Center, basketball, stand up comedy, ice skating, children's shows and rock concerts. I give this poor rating for the sound quality. It's terrible. I've been to other arenas and the sound was perfect. At the Center, the wonderful performer's expertise is lost somewhere in a concrete box. It's a shame but that's about... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place Fun time Vacay time Didn't go inside But thought it is cool from outside Colorful area Sparkles

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Schenectady
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

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
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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Thank Deborah H
Troy, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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