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Great Venue

Beautiful venue with first class events. Seating is great, the staff is great and getting tickets... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Great space

Great space for concert and expos. Never had a bad time here. There is parking but the lot itself... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
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.
51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207-1527
+1 518-487-2000
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A great place to watch a concert. It is Easy to get in and out of and easy parking. Venue is nice inside.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beautiful venue with first class events. Seating is great, the staff is great and getting tickets is reasonably easy.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Great space for concert and expos. Never had a bad time here. There is parking but the lot itself is wonky.

Thank Koldslaw
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to numerous sporting events here and concerts and the set up for the event never disappoints. The only thing I could recommend is bathrooms. They location sucks since they are in the basement and they get gross quickly because of the size...More

Thank Bridgetmgc
Reviewed 23 May 2017

No Wifi, poor cell reception and super cramped seats in some sections. One set of washrooms seems new and nice, another one not so much. Not having a dedicated Wifi network in the facility seems like something out of the dark ages. All of the...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

this facility has undergone several name changes since opening as the "KNICK". great sports venue, basketball home court for college ball. not a bad seat in the arena. good for musical artists as well, sound, however, has a tendency to bounce around a bit. concessions...More

Thank nasarman6
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The TU is a great place to see basketball, hockey and cultural events. The sight lines are excellent, and you feel close to the action in 80% of the seats. I have many fond memories. I did not give it 5 stars because its location...More

Thank Thatguypaulie
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Drove from Montreal to Albany to see Poison and Tesla at this venue. It's a small venue (Compared to Montreal's Bell Center) and our seats felt very close to the stage/artists. Sound was good, venue was conveniently located near hotels and restaurants. I would recommend.

Thank ob1dob
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We travelled here for a concert. Everything was great. The only problem was getting back to the hotel. We could not find any cabs. Many roads were closed, ti seemed. We do not know the area, and were left stranded. We took a city bus,...More

Thank Autumn01113
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The regular seats offer incredibly cramped leg room. I've never seen anything quite like it in a venue such as this. For a concert, the setup is somewhat mediocre. Perhaps for sports events that utilized the entire ground area it would be better. Wheelchair accessible...More

Thank GracieCNY
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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.