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Alan Jackson Concert

Good venue, good amenities, Amazing concert. High cost for food and drink as you would expect. Easy... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
NTW25
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Completely enclosed now

Recently attended a concert at the TU center. Fairly good acoustics. Large clean rest rooms. Much... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Judy C
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Albany, New York
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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.
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51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-1527
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2005

The Pepsi Area is the only place to go for concerts, shows, etc. in the Albany region. I've been there about 6 times for concerts, football games and the circus. It is a large arena with many seats. Sound and lighting are usually good. The...More

3  Thank Inspiration14294
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Whoever was assigned to section 210 last night for the Springsteen show deserves to be fired. They once told people at the beginning of the show to go to their seats and not congregate at the railing (blocking the view of those in their seats)....More

2  Thank DebbieJoyce
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We went to see Joel Osteen. I bought tickets for ground floor because walking stairs is painful. We were directed up the first level because "that is where security is checking people," then had to walk down about 40 stairs to the floor. They even...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Good venue, good amenities, Amazing concert. High cost for food and drink as you would expect. Easy in and out from the venue which always helps

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Recently attended a concert at the TU center. Fairly good acoustics. Large clean rest rooms. Much better venue now that they have completely enclosed it. Parking at the nearby garage was a bit pricey at $20. Enjoyable night out.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I always enjoy Times Union Center. Great location with ample parking in the area. Restaurant and hotel easily accessible.

Thank Barretomjj
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Saw a basketball game here. The facility was right next to the main highways so getting out was no problem. Parking was 10 dollars, which was not bad for a major sporting event. The Center was clean and well maintained. The only drawback is the...More

Thank Huskies74
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We attended an indoor auto racing event here. The lobby is beautiful and there are a lot of places to eat and enjoy beverages. The prices are your average arena prices, but the facility was clean and well maintained.

Thank WWBeachnut
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I recently attended the Brantley Gilbert concert at Times Union Center and was blown away. Their staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the set up inside the venue was fantastic, and easy to navigate. Their food and beverage selections were great (You can get cocktails,...More

Thank xdanballx
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Times Union Center recently underwent some major renovations to it’s inside and outside, and the results are a drastic improvement for the Capital District. Seeing a large concert or show there is now a much more pleasurable experience. There is plenty of parking in...More

1  Thank mcdedrick
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Been to the Times Union center many times for sporting events and concerts. Good seating anywhere in the arena. Parking garage is located adjacent making it convenient. With the new improvements made to the facade and the convention center just built next door makes this...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 January 2018

What a wonderful show. The light show and the music is outstanding. The Christmas theme was great. Wonderful musical talent plus the Orchestra uses some local musicians in the program.

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tmreed79
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.
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Cindy M
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Response from Barretomjj | Reviewed this property |
I would say no less than hour before the show begins
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Nancy C
18 March 2018|
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Response from mcdedrick | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking in a parking garage directly adjacent to the TU center.
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