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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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Convention

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
belindagigi08
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Utica, New York
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank belindagigi08
Meredith, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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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Thank Jason E
Galway, New York
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485 reviews
77 attraction reviews
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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Capital Region of NY
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Times Union is an 18 K ( I think) multi use venue. We had lower level BB seats which were 2 rows above the hockey floor boards which enclose the floor seating level. We were in section 105 which was close to the stage but not see the whites of there eyes close. I will not sit this low off... More 

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Thank marla55
Camberley
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Visited from the UK on 15 May 2016 to proudly watch our son Graduate From Siena College. Location was perfect for the graduation, but arrival and parking was a bit of a nightmare...

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Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

In this day and age, I understand and appreciate the need for metal detectors at venues where large crowds gather. But the Times Union Center has taken security measures just a step too far, in my opinion, by banning the use of personal cameras. My wife and I purchased tickets for a WWE event, traveling from Toronto (a six hour... More 

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Thank Joe H
Selkirk, New York
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Very nice venue in Albany, NY. Hotels, restaurants/bars within walking distance. Parking is not the greatest. They have parking garages available, takes forever to get out after an event.

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