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September

Times Union Center Construction

Construction has officially begun at the Times Union Center! Check out updated foot traffic maps & directions here and here.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 have announced that their upcoming show at Times Union Center in Albany, New York on September 21 will be rescheduled. A new date has been confirmed for March 7, 2017. All tickets for the new date will be honored by the venue. Read more here.

August

Twenty One Pilots

TWENTY ONE PILOTS WIN BEST ROCK VIDEO AT 2016 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

Twenty One Pilots received the award for Best Rock Video for their song "Heathens" at the 2016 MTV VMAs. The award-winning song is featured in the summer blockbuster, Suicide Squad. Watch Twenty One Pilots perform it live at the Times Union Center on January 25th, 2017! 

July

ZZ Top & Gregg Allman

GREGG ALLMAN CANCELS TOUR DATES THROUGH OCTOBER 16 DUE TO SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES

ALL DATES SCHEDULED BEYOND OCTOBER 16 CURRENTLY CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE

Gregg Allman has cancelled all tour dates starting with his appearance at Scranton, PA's Peach Music Festival on August 12 and going through the Clearwater, FL Jazz Festival on October 16 due to serious health issues. He's currently under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic.

"I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can," Allman says. "I've been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We'll see y'all in October."

Allman's first date back will be a performance at his very own Laid Back Festival at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, on October 29. All dates after that are currently confirmed to take place.

Tickets for the August 24, 2016 ZZ Top & Gregg Allman performance at the Times Union Center are available for refund at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster online or charge by phone will be automatically refunded and should post to your account within 7 business days. Tickets purchased in person at the Times Union Center Box Office are available for refund in person at the Times Union Center Box Office via original payment method.

GREGG ALLMAN CANCELS TOUR DATES
THROUGH OCTOBER 16 DUE TO SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES
ALL DATES SCHEDULED BEYOND OCTOBER 16 CURRENTLY CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE
Gregg Allman has cancelled all tour dates starting with his appearance at Scranton, PA's Peach Music Festival on August 12 and going through the Clearwater, FL Jazz Festival on October 16 due to serious health issues. He's currently under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic.
"I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can," Allman says. "I've been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We'll see y'all in October."
Allman's first date back will be a performance at his very own Laid Back Festival at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, on October 29. All dates after that are currently confirmed to take place.
Tickets for the August 24, 2016 ZZ Top & Gregg Allman performance at the Times Union Center are available for refund at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased via Ticketmaster online or charge by phone will be automatically refunded and should post to your account within 7 business days. Tickets purchased in person at the Times Union Center Box

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire

Due to scheduling conflicts, your upcoming event was canceled.

Ticketmaster already refunded your money including fees (except UPS or InStore Pickup if applicable).  It should post to your account within 7 business days.

Canceled:
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire
Times Union Center
October 20, 2016

Note: Ignore the stuff about the refund if the tickets were transferred to you - the refund goes to the fan who originally bought the tickets from Ticketmaster.

Questions? Get answers right now.

 

South Pearl Street Ramp Closed for 21 Days

The off-ramp from the westbound Dunn Memorial Bridge to S Pearl Street in Downtown will be closed for 21 days starting tonight, July 20 at 8PM. Read more here.

June 

Walkway from Times Union Center to Empire State Plaza Closed for Renovations

Click through the links below to view maps for easiest pedestrain access.

Empire State Plaza to Times Union Center Parking Garage

Times Union Center Parking Garage to Points on South Pearl Street

Times Union Center Parking Garage to Points on State Street

Times Union Center Parking Garage to Empire State Plaza

 

Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Tour

The TUCenter will host the Professional Bull Riders inaugural BlueDEF Tour event on Saturday, October 1! Come out and watch some of the best bull riders in the world press their luck with thrilling rides and heart-stopping wrecks. Tickets go onsale Friday, June 10!

May

Twenty One Pilots

Feelin' stressed out? Catch Twenty One Pilots at the TUCenter on January 25, 2017. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 13! 

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant's show on May 11th has been moved to the Palace Theatre in Albany. All previously purchased tickets for the Times Union Center will be honored on the originally scheduled date at the Palace Theatre. Ticket holders with floor access will have General Admission access to the Main (Orchestra) level of the theatre. All reserved seat ticket holders will have General Admission access to the balcony seating area. Tickets are still available for sale in both price levels here: bit.ly/1Z3juR4

April

Blake Shelton

Country crooner and 'The Voice' judge Blake Shelton will bring his talents to the Times Union Center on September 29th at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale April 29 at 10AM!

WWE Live

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns to face off against Sheamus! See all your favorite WWE Superstars in action including: Dolph Ziggler, The Dudley Boyz, The Usos, Stardust, Sin Cara, Enzo Amore, Colin Cassady, WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte, Natalya.

Donald Trump Rally

Donald Trump will be at Times Union Center on Monday, April 11 at 7pm.  Tickets only available only via www.donaldjtrump.com

Doors will open at 4pm.  All ticket holders must enter from South Pearl Street.

Click here to view Albany Police Department's message regarding road closure & parking restrictions

 

March 2016

Carrie Underwood has graced the Times Union Center stage a total of three times from 2008, 2010 and 2012. The “Before He Cheats” singer will make her fourth return to Albany on October 27th with an extended leg of her Storyteller Tour. Fan-favorite Country artist Underwood, has taken the pop/country music scene by storm ever since she was introduced to the world through American Idol. She continued on her fast shot to stardom and has now notched a total of 5 Country Music Awards. Click here for more information.

February 2016

Single Session NCAA Tickets

Single-Session tickets for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men‘s Ice Hockey East Regionals are now on sale.  Four teams will complete in two games during Session 1 on Saturday.  The two winning teams will advance to Session 2 on Sunday.  The winner of the Sunday game will advance to the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four® in Tampa, Florida.

Read the full release here.

Individual MAAC Passes

Individual passes for the 2016 MAAC Championships are now available. Click here for session and pricing information.

Bruce Springsteen

The General Admission Lottery Procedure has been announced for Bruce Springsteen on Monday, February 8, 2016.  Click here to read the full policy.

 

January 2016

Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest

Stop by Mazzone Hospitality at 90 State Events from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4 to sample craft beer as well as macaroni and cheese to celebrate the return of the MAAC Championships.

The pre-game event will allow fans to sample gourmet mac-n-cheese dishes from numerous Albany-area restaurants; as well as multiple varietals of craft beer from New York breweries. A portion of proceeds from the event will jointly benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Times Union Hope Fund. 

During the pre-game event, fans will have the opportunity to sample gourmet mac-n-cheese dishes from numerous Albany-area restaurants; as well as multiple varietals of craft beer from New York breweries. A portion of proceeds from the event will jointly benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Times Union Hope Fund. 

Tastings for the Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest are $10 for 10 sampling tickets, which can be used in any combination for selections of mac-n-cheese or craft beer. A set of 10 sampling tickets may be purchased in advance and reserved online at www.albany.org for $8, a 20 percent discount on the door price. Capacity for the event will be capped at 800 guests.

The Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest will also feature the Dunkin’ Donuts prize wheel, music, face painters and jugglers to entertain fans prior to the Friday evening slate of games. Additionally, schools within the MAAC conference will be at the event with giveaways for fans.

 

The full release can be found here.

 

Times Union Center to debut Flex Ticket packages for 2016 MAAC Basketball Championships.

New and available to the public for the first time in tournament history, flex ticket packages to the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship will go on sale Friday, January 8 at 10 a.m.

Flex ticket packages feature four tickets redeemable for any open seat, including available seating in the premium lower level, during any session of the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship, as well as both championship games. The tickets may be utilized for four seats to one session, one seat for four sessions, or any ensuing combination to enable fans to tailor the tournament experience to meet their needs. Flex ticket holders will have first rights to any seats that have not been sold as part of an all-session pass.

Fans who purchase a flex ticket package will receive additional incentives, including food and drink vouchers to the MAAC Fan Fest; a complimentary beverage with a beverage purchase at Angelo’s 677 Prime, downtown Albany’s premier restaurant; and the opportunity to win two tickets to Jerry Seinfeld at the Palace Theatre, also in downtown Albany, on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m.

The full release can be found here.

 

December 2015

New Security Measures at Times Union Center

SMG in conjunction with Albany County and with the full collaboration from the Albany Police Department and the Albany County Sheriff's office, will be installing additional measure for security at the entrances to the Times Union Center beginning with the Siena vs. UAlbany game on Saturday, December 12. Due to concerns regarding terrorist acts in Paris and other locations around the world, many arenas are heightening security and installing walk-thru metal detectors at all entrances of the facilities.  In addition to sports, Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter, also now requires walk-thru metal detectors and other secuirty measures for all arenas where they host concerts. 

Times Union Center will be using the following security procedures for all events presented at the arena:

Walk-thru mental detectors will be used at all entrances of the facility.  Similar to procedures used at the airport, all patrons will walk through a metal detector prior to gaining access to the arena.  If needed, security will perform pat downs on patrons in addition to the metal detectors.

Bags that are larger than 13 5/8" x 15 1/4" will not be permitted through the security zone.

Cell phones will be permitted but no cameras will be allowed inside.

Patrons should plan to arrive earlier than normal to allow for this enhanced security process.

The full release can be found here.

 

For a limited time, receive a Siena winter hat with the purchase of a MAAC All-Session pass!

Cheer on your Siena Saints at the MAAC Basketball Championships, March 3-7, 2016!  Receive a free Siena winter hat with the purchase of a MAAC All-Session pass!  Offer expires December 8, 2015.  Valid at Times Union Center Box Office or online at timesunioncenter-albany.com/2016-maac

Prior sales excluded.  For tickets purchased online, email confirmation of purchase must be presented at TUC Box Office to receive Siena merchandise.

 

November 2015

BLACK FRIDAY HOURS

Times Union Center Box Office will be open on Friday, November 27 beginning at noon.


October 2015

FREE CHARGING STATIONS AT TIMES UNION CENTER 

Albany, NY -  SMG managed Times Union Center has partnered with Upstate Ford Dealers and goCharge to install free charging stations on the concourse of the arena. 

"With the increased use of cell phones and tablets, not only for communication, but for taking photos and videos, we saw a number of patrons searching for outlets to charge their devices.  Adding these free charging stations was a no brainer.  Our goal is to make our patrons visit more enjoyable, and we think these stations can only add to their experience," says Bob Belber, SMG Regional General Manager, Times Union Center.

goCharge, a company founded in 2009 is the oldest and largest charging kiosk company in America.  The charging stations located at the 4 corners of the Times Union Center concourse, have been sponsored by Upstate Ford Dealers, and are 42" high, glass top tables.  Each station provides 12 universal charging cords and 4 standard, 110/120V (AC) outlets. 

The stations are installed, fully operational, and free to patrons.

 


 

All-Session passes for the 2016 MAAC Basketball Championships go on sale October 10 at 10am!  Read the full release here

 


 

Starting at noon on Saturday, October 10, the Times Union Center will be hosting a 25th Anniversary block party that will run until 3pm on South Pearl Street.  Bring the kids!  Play some hoops, jump in the bounce houses and enjoy music and food.  The block party is free and open to the public.  

Immediately following the block party, head inside to see the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Brooklyn Nets in an NBA Preseason game.  Discounted tickets for children and student are available at the Times Union Center box office.  Exclusions apply.

 


 

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Shania Twain's Rock This Country tour dates at the Verizon Wireless Arena on October 6th in Manchester, NH and the Times Union Center on October 7th in Albany, NY have been cancelled due to illness. Shania Twain's doctors have advised her to rest for several days after she was diagnosed with a respiratory infection.

The concert dates are unable to be rescheduled due to Shania Twain's current touring schedule. All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Shania Twain apologizes for an inconvenience this may cause her fans and greatly appreciates their understanding.

The tour will resume on October 9th at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City.

 


 

September 2015

The 2015-2016 Albany Devils schedule has been announced.  Click here to view

 

August 2015

There are strict rules in place regarding phones, cameras, etc. for the Kevin Hart show on August 27.  Make sure you check out the listing here.

 

Johnny Weir joins star studded Halloween On Ice cast!

August 12, 2015: "Nancy Kerrigan's Halloween on Ice" promoter Jerry Solomon announced today that three time US National Champion Johnny Weir will join the 15 city tour.  "I am so excited for Halloween on Ice!,” said Weir. "It's going to be such a perfect opportunity to combine my love of costumes and fashion with the privilege of performing my heart out each night.  This will be an amazing show for the whole family to enjoy and I can't wait to see you all there!  "I can't wait to work with Johnny," said two time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan who is co-directing the show with Kurt Browning. "Johnny's costumes are well known beyond skating so I am sure the audience will be excited to see what he comes up with."

 

June 2015

Shania is going out with a BANG for her final tour and will be here on October 7!  Watch her interview with ET where she talks about her Rock This Country Tour, personal struggles, and a fresh new hairdo http://bit.ly/ShaniaET

 

May 2015

The Times Union Center is hiring!  Are you an electrician or have experience in accounting? Check out our employment page for full details and how to apply: http://bit.ly/1IFcmEh

 

Just 4 days after taking the stage at the Times Union Center on May 13, Ed Sheeran will be performing at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.  Also performing at the Billboard Awards are Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor and John Legend. 

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will take place live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8pm ET.

 

April 2015

Ariana Grande, performing at the Times Union Center on July 31, 2015, is a finalist for six different Billboard Awards!  She is nominated in the following categories:

  • Top Hot 100 Artist
  • Top Streaming Artist
  • Top Dance/Electronic Song "Break Free" ft. Zedd
  • Top Artist
  • Top Female Artist
  • Top Social Artist

The Billboard Music Awards will take place live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8pm ET.


Kenny Chesney, performing at the Times Union Center on April 23, 2015, was one of 7 honorees to receive the ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.  Congratulations!

 

Kenny Chesney, performing at the Times Union Center on April 23, 2015, has received 4 ACM nominations. In the Song of the Year category, Chesney's "American Kids" is up against: "Automatic" by Miranda Lambert, "Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan, "Follow Your Arrow" by Kacey Musgraves, "Give Me Back My Hometown" by Eric Church, and "I Hold On" by Dierks Bentley.  The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place on April 19, 2015.

 

Congratulations to the UConn Women's Basketball team on winning their 3rd straight NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship! The Huskies became the East Regional Champions here at the Times Union Center before moving on to capture the program's 10th title!

 

Tickets for Ariana Grande's Honeymoon Tour with special guest Prince Royce will go on sale on Saturday, April 4 at 10am.

March 2015

UConn Women are the Albany Regional Champions and will advance to the Final Four for the eighth consecutive year.  UConn beat Dayton 91-70.