Previously known as the Pepsi Arena, this entertainment and sports center was renamed the Times Union Center in January of 2007. The multi-purpose theater at 51 South Street in Albany hosts a range of events that include concerts, family-friendly performances and sporting events. Home of the Arena Football League the Albany Empire and Siena Saints college basketball team, they also regularly host the top NCAA events. Since Frank Sinatra christened the Times Union Center in January of 1990, many other famous bands and musicians have held performances at this well-known venue, such as the
Red Hot Chili Peppers
. Grab your Times Union Center tickets at StubHub today.
What is the Times Union Center's seating capacity?
There are between 6,000 and 17,500 adaptable seating options in this facility.
Is there parking nearby?
The facility manages a parking garage that is easily accessible at Market Street. Parking fees for events vary. Street parking is typically available on nights and weekends. Handicap parking is also available in surrounding parking garages. If a person has mobility issues, they can be dropped off in front of the building.
What types of food can you get at Times Union Center events?
There are a wide variety of delicious treats available in the facility, including popcorn, french fries, nachos, hot dogs, pretzels and everything in between. Many of the concession stands also offer gluten-free snack options.
Are there entertainment options nearby?
The New York State Museum, Ghosts of Albany Walking Tour and the Irish American Heritage Museum are some attractions located nearby. If you would like to take a day cruise, the Dutch Apple Cruises are not too far away.
What age is a kid required to have a ticket for an event?
For almost every performance, a child over the age of 2 years must have a ticket. Kids who are under 2 years without a ticket must sit on your lap instead of a seat. For family-themed shows, like
Sesame Street Live
, children 1 year old and older must have a paid ticket.
What type of seating for concerts does the Times Union Center offer?
Times Union Center seating includes floor, tier and second tier levels for concerts. They allow binoculars, so if your seats are in the second tier, they suggest you bring them to get a close-up view of your favorite music group or artist while they're performing.
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