Albany's Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the The Times Union Center is "Upstate New York's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility."

Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world's largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year.

Times Union Center has developed a rich history of events over the past eleven years. Albany County, SMG and the Capital Region look forward to a future filled with the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

The Times Union Center will be entering into a year-long, $19 million renovation of the atrium entrances! During construction, the front atrium will be enclosed and the parking garage Market Street entrance will be updated. The atrium improvements include adding LED screens, a new glass elevator, new escalators, a 3-story waterfall, lots of plant life and creating a new climate controlled space. Similar to the atrium, the rear entrance of the arena that is located adjacent to the Times Union Center parking garage at the 3rd level will be enclosed, carpeted and temperature controlled.

  

Downloadable Resources

Name Size Type Modified
Directions to the Times Union Center 562 KB 3/20/2015 @ 9:53 AM
Concourse-Model 194 KB 3/25/2015 @ 12:42 PM
TUC Capacity Map 1.185 MB 3/25/2015 @ 12:43 PM
Arena Level with Back Lot 98 KB 3/25/2015 @ 12:43 PM
TUC Technical Information 482 KB 3/25/2015 @ 12:44 PM

Need Assistance?

Our team is eager to assist you with your booking issues and answer any related questions. We are pleased to welcome you to Albany and motivated in helping you achieve success with your event.

CONTACT
Bob Belber
SMG Regional General Manager & NE Region Director
  • Office: 518-487-2008
  • Fax: 518-426-0977
CONTACT
Doug McClaine
Assistant General Manager
  • Office: 518-487-2022
  • Fax: 518-426-0977

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