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Address: 51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-1527 (Formerly the Pepsi Arena)
Phone Number: +1 518-487-2000
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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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Trans Siberian Orchestra Concert

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Amsterdam, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

anyoneelse remember this as the knickerbocker arena? I saw billy graham here. odd. im only in my 30s. good over all since there aren't other arenas.

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Thank Sandu L
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Sheila E
Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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