The Times Union Center (originally Knickerbocker Arena, then Pepsi Arena) is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York. It is configurable and can accommodate from 6,000 to 17,500 people, with a maximum seating capacity of 15,500 for sporting events.Plan to visit Times Union Center and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Albany attractions using our Albany road trip planning app.
The building, designed by Crozier Associates and engineered by Clough Harbour & Associates, was built by Beltrone/MLB at a cost of $69.4 million.
The arena also has 25 luxury suites; each has 16 seats, cable television, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom. They are located at the top of the inner bowl. All suites are rented on three-year terms; all are currently sold out.
Times Union Center Reviews
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For the most part this place is a good venue to see a concert or a sporting event. There is a pretty good variety of vendors here and the food and drink prices, while high, aren't as bad as what you'd find at a lot of other concert and sports venues. The updates to the TU center are great. It makes it a lot more welcoming and nicer for block parties out front. The sound system here is the one thing that I think they should really consider making better
Nice venue for the inaugural Aurora Games. We were in the cheap seats and had an excellent view of the floor (tennis court). It was exciting to be there to support women athletes from all over the world. I hope this is the beginning of a great tradition in sports.
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