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Decent venue for a show or sporting event

I have been going to the TUC since it opened over 20 years ago. It is a great place to catch a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guilderland, New York
TSO Concert

I live an hour and a half away. Was cheaper to drive to the box office to get tickets than use... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-1527
+1 518-487-2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the TUC since it opened over 20 years ago. It is a great place to catch a sporting event with not really a bad seat in the house. For concerts, it really depends upon who you are seeing and where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank topher2076
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live an hour and a half away. Was cheaper to drive to the box office to get tickets than use ticket master, but that’s another story. Long lines to get in but they went fast. Security was very pleasant. Love that they focus on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tdin75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have waited a long time to see TSO and we were excited it came to Albany. The arena is a wonderful place, very well organized and Security was strong. The show was amazing in the first half. Christmas!! However the second...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnpan2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Was an excellent show. they are as live stage as on their tv show. Very humble guys, friendly and will take the time after the show to take photos with you, sign autographs and shake your hand We travelled six hours to get there and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LDecarie
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We came here to see Phish for two nights, which is a regular thing for me. First time at the TUC. Lame security, line took forever, a huge crowd of us missed the first song. We were in 102 the first night, no issues, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Demi R
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We made the huge mistake of parking on the top level (level 6) of the Times Union parking garage for the Metallica concert. After the concert, we waited a full 35 minutes in our vehicle until we could move. Never again. In the future, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Steven T
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We recently went to the Times Union Center for a Justin Timberlake concert. We parked at the Riverfront Garage for $10 - it was an easy walk and close to 787 for easy exit. The lobby of the arena was spacious at the entrance we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mgreed
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I love coming to shows here, whether it be Comedy Shows, Rock Concerts, or Theatrical Plays. They really put together a good atmosphere and quality performances. There are plenty of places close by to eat or drink or both. Make a night of it!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank davsprt714
Reviewed 19 June 2018

As a kid I always enjoyed going to the previously known as pepsi arena, but at that time I was a lot smaller and things were simple. I have to admit now I have second thoughts when going to the arena, not based on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jackzecca
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This venue was clean and security was great when entering the facility. You knew what to expect once you were in the building. Everyone went through a metal detector and all bags were checked. Seating was tight and not a lot of leg room. Broken...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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17 May 2018|
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Response from Barretomjj | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, there’s plenty of parking garages and lots close to Times Union. Reasonably priced for events starting from $10 per vehicle and up. Hope this helps.
Cindy M
20 April 2018|
Response from Barretomjj | Reviewed this property |
I would say no less than hour before the show begins
Nancy C
18 March 2018|
Response from mcdedrick | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking in a parking garage directly adjacent to the TU center.