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Times Union Center


Location 51 S Pearl St
Albany, NY 12207
Broke ground February 5, 1987
Opened January 30, 1990
Owner Albany County
Operator SMG
Construction cost $68.8 million
Architect Clough Harbour & Associates
Former names Knickerbocker Arena (1990-1997)
Pepsi Arena (1997-2006)
Tenants
Albany Firebirds (AFL) (1990-2000)
Albany Choppers (IHL) (1990-1991)
Albany River Rats (AHL) (1993-present)
Albany Attack (NLL) (2000-2003)
Albany Conquest (af2) (2002-present)
Capacity
6,000 to 17,500

The Times Union Center is an indoor arena located in Albany, New York, with a maximum seating capacity of 17,500 for sporting events. Current tenants include Siena College's men's basketball team, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League, and the Albany Conquest of af2. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1552x751, 296 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in the state of New York Formed November 1, 1683 Seat Albany Area  - Total  - Water 1,381 km² (533 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ... SMG, formerly known as Spectacor Management Group, is a worldwide property management group that specializes in managing publicly owned facilities. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... The Indiana Firebirds were a team in the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Albany Choppers were an independent professional ice hockey team competing in the International Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The Albany River Rats are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Albany Attack was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000 season through the 2003 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... The Albany Conquest are a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: , Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings (D) Area  - City  21. ... Siena College is a nationally recognized independent Catholic Liberal Arts College situated on US 9 in the suburban community of Loudonville, New York, two miles (3. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Albany River Rats are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Albany Conquest are a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ...


The building, designed and built by Clough Harbour & Associates at a cost of $68.6 million, was opened on January 30, 1990 as the Knickerbocker Arena with a performance by Frank Sinatra.[1] The naming rights of the arena were sold to Pepsi in 1997, and it was known as Pepsi Arena from 1998-2006. In May 2006 the naming rights were sold to the Times Union, a regional newspaper, and the name of the arena became the Times Union Center on January 1, 2007. The building is managed by SMG. This article belongs in one or more categories. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... Pepsi Cola is a cola soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... This article is about the Albany, New York newspaper. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... SMG, formerly known as Spectacor Management Group, is a worldwide property management group that specializes in managing publicly owned facilities. ...


Previous tenants have included the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League, the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association, the Albany Choppers of the International Hockey League, the Albany Attack of the National Lacrosse League, and the New York Kick of the National Professional Soccer League. The University at Albany has used the facility for past games against Syracuse University and has been approached to use the facility for some dates in the future in the wake of their participation in the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Indiana Firebirds were a team in the Arena Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team that play in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and the United States Basketball League (USBL). ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Albany Choppers were an independent professional ice hockey team competing in the International Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The Albany Attack was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000 season through the 2003 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... The New York Kick was a professional indoor soccer team based in Albany, New York which competed in the American Indoor Soccer Association. ... The National Professional Soccer League was a professional indoor soccer league in the USA. It started out as the American Indoor Soccer Association in 1984 but changed its name to the National Professional Soccer League in 1990. ... University at Albany, SUNY, is a public university located in the capital of New York state, and is the senior campus of the SUNY system. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


The Times Union Center also regularly hosts exhibition games of major sports leagues. The NBA, WNBA, and NHL have all played games at the arena. The Carolina Hurricanes play their pre-season exhibition games here. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...

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College sports

The Times Union Center is often home to the annual Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball tournament (1990-96, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006), and hosts the ECAC Hockey League championships every March. It will host the MAAC basketball tournament again in 2008 and 2010. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, pronounced mack) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The ECAC Hockey League is one of the six conferences that compete in NCAA Division I ice hockey. ...

The Times Union Center's atrium

In 2003, the Times Union Center hosted the NCAA basketball East Regional, which was won by Syracuse University on their way to their first national championship. The arena also hosted the first and second rounds of the 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as the Knickerbocker Arena. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 611 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 611 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The 1995 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


In 2006, the Times Union Center hosted the NCAA ice hockey East Regional tournament. The Michigan State Spartans of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), Harvard of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Hockey League (ECACHL), Maine of Hockey East, and New Hampshire, also of Hockey East, all participated in the East Region. Maine ended up advancing to the Frozen Four. The arena has hosted ice hockey regionals several times in the past, most recently in 2004. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Michigan State Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Michigan State University. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... The ECAC Hockey League is one of the six conferences that compete in NCAA Division I ice hockey. ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ...


In 2000, the Times Union Center hosted a regional quarterfinal between St. Lawrence University and Boston University, which went into quadruple overtime; becoming the longest game in the history of the tournament and the second longest game in Division I men's college hockey history (it is currently the third longest game). St. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ...


The Times Union Center also hosted the Frozen Four on two occasions, in 1992 (as Knickerbocker Arena) when Lake Superior State University defeated Wisconsin for the national championship, and again in 2001 as the Pepsi Arena when Boston College defeated North Dakota. Lake Superior State University is a small public university in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. ... “University of Wisconsin” redirects here. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ...


Music

Since its opening, the Times Union Center has become a popular concert venue, due to its close proximity to larger cities like New York, Boston, and Montreal, where concert tickets tend to sell out faster. It is walking distance from the city's Greyhound Bus station, as well as being close to hotels, bars and restaurants. The open parking lots near the arena provide fans an excellent tailgating area for fans before the show. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...


In 1996, the jamband The Grateful Dead released a concert album from their March 1990 Knickerbocker Arena performances titled Dozin' at the Knick.[2] In 2003, rock band Phish reunited with band co-founder Jeff Holdsworth for the first time in nearly 18 years. The term jam band is commonly used to describe psychedelic rock-influenced bands whose concerts largely consist of bands reinterpreting their songs as springboards into extended improvisational pieces of music. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... Dozin At The Knick is a recording of the Grateful Dead performing live in concert at the Knickerbocker Theatre in Albany, NY. It was recorded from March 24-26, 1990 and was released in 2004. ... This article is about the band. ... Jeff Holdsworth in December 2003 onstage with Phish for the first time in 17 years Jeff Holdsworth was a founding member of the legendary band Phish. ...


On December 3, 2001 Britney Spears performed here as part of her Dream Within a Dream Tour. Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... The Dream Within a Dream Tour was Britney Spears fourth full-fledged, and second world, concert tour. ...


On July 16, 2005, Bruce Springsteen played a solo acoustic show here as part of his Devils & Dust Tour. July 16, 2005 (Saturday) 60 people are believed to have died following an Equatair Antonov airplane plane crash in Equatorial Guinea. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an influential American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... The Devils & Dust Tour was a 2005 concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen performing alone on stage on a variety of instruments. ...


On April 30, 2006, the then Pepsi Arena hosted the annual Parkfest celebration that featured an all day long street festival outside on South Pearl Street. Performances inside the Pepsi included New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional, Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes. The event had previously been held at the Altamont Fairgrounds. is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Found Glory (formerly A New Found Glory) is an American pop punk band, that formed in 1997 in Coral Springs, Florida and is currently based in California. ... Dashboard Confessional is an American band, led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Carrabba, from Boca Raton, Florida. ... Chris Brown may refer to: Chris Brown (young jazz musician and orchestral) (1993-Present) Chris Brown (baseball player) (1961-2006) Chris Brown (American football) (born 1981) Chris Brown (footballer) (born 1984), English Chris Brown (soccer) (born 1977), American Chris Brown (basketball) (born 1977), Canadian/British Chris Brown (musician), Canadian Chris... Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. ...


On April 17, 2007, Billy Joel played his ninth concert at Times Union Center, giving him the highest box office attendance of any artist to play at the arena. A banner was raised in his honor. is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ...


Wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment has visited the arena quite often. Three superstars won their first WWE Championship in this arena. 1992's Royal Rumble took place here. The event is considered one of the most notable events in WWF History as Ric Flair went over an hour to win the Rumble, and claim the WWF Championship for the first time. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Royal Rumble 1992 was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


In 2000, the Pepsi Arena hosted the World Wrestling Federation's No Mercy, notable for the return of Steve Austin to active competition after being injured (in storyline) at the hands of Rikishi. This show also featured Kurt Angle winning the WWF Championship for the first time, defeating The Rock. This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Solofa Fatu, Jr. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968 in Mt. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Around the same time at the then Pepsi Arena, Steve Austin had a beer truck driven down the ramp to the ring and sprayed Vince McMahon and company with beer.


Edge also won his first WWE Championship in January 2006, when it hosted New Year's Revolution. Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... This is about the traditional pay-per-view wrestling match, for the project rocket album, see New Years Revolution (album). ...


It also hosted the second ECW On Sci Fi show on June 20th, accompanying a SmackDown! taping. This article is about the WWE brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ...


On August 28, 2007 the Times Union Center will hold a live televised ECW On Sci Fi accompanied by a SmackDown! taping. This will be the first ECW and Smackdown after WWE Summerslam 2007. is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article is about the WWE brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... SummerSlam 2007 is the twentieth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event for World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


References

  1. ^ "Times Union enters a new arena". Carol DeMare. Times Union. May 5, 2006.
  2. ^ http://www.dead101.com/1045.htm

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