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Address: 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207 (Formerly the Pepsi Arena)
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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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Went for concert

Good concert venue seating good from most angles I've seen. Good bar and food near by and hotels to stay in.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicole P
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been to the Home Show in a couple of years. The TU center is an awful location for this type of event. No break out places for workshops, only a couple of food places open (pizza and fries), steep stairs to get to vendors. At the convention center there were workshops and it was easier to navigate although... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good concert venue seating good from most angles I've seen. Good bar and food near by and hotels to stay in.

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Thank Nicole P
Chateaugay, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the entire family. Great venue. It is undergoing renovation, so there were a few headaches relative to crowd flow in/out of the concert. Once renovated, I would give it 5 stars. Typically high priced food and drinks. But, we ate before going. Bought a 1 liter bottle of water for $6 at the venue. It's a great venue for... More 

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Albany, New York
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special about this venue except that it's large enough for big name concerts. Venue needs updating and the food is terrible.

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Thank CPerry1011
Kingston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I attended a few Boxing Matches in this venue. They were all good. Easy parking, Restaurants around the area and good seating. What more is there to ask for?

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

There is construction and eventually there will be an enclosed walkway into this venue! There is security to pass through and we had to ditch our bottled water. Once inside we enjoyed our visit and our seats for a hockey game. There was no line in the ladies room, it was clean and well equipped. The concessions were as expected... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The "TU" is a pretty nice venue, always seems clean, food prices aren't too bad but not cheap. Seating is a little tight. Staff is pretty nice and we had an awesome time at the concert. I've been to several events here and enjoyed most of them.

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Thank Dan D
West Rutland, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Waited outside with hundreds of others ! Doors were to open at 2... Like a heard of cattle we waited well past 2 with no information on why the holdup.... No attendants.. Now yes there is moderate construction going on, but not to the extent you couldn't get people in for a 3 O Clock show on time at 2... More 

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I came from Queens, NY to see Bruce perform there. I had a decent seat on the side of the stage & the sound was quite good. The personnel there were very helpful. I enjoyed seeing my first concert there.

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Thank GaryKane
Schenectady ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Home to Div 1 Siena basketball, AHL Hockey and lots of concerts thru-out the year. Parking close by and ticket price reasonable

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