Times Union Center, Albany, New York, United States of America
The Times Union Center has had two names before it became Times-Union. It was known to be Knickerbocker Arena and then Pepsi Arena. It is located at Albany in New York. The center can accommodate more than 15,000 people, which includes 25 luxury suites. The luxury suites are equipped with 16 seats, a private bathroom, a refrigerator, and cable television. The arena was opened in January of 1990 with an opening number by Frank Sinatra.
The Times Union Center has hosted major leagues such as NBA, WNBA, and NHL. The center is currently home to Siena College’s men basketball. It has also hosted televised WWE Championship shows. The area’s proximity made it a popular place to host concerts and shows. It is close to cities like Cannan and Latham. Artists who have performed in the center are Celine Dion, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and the band Metallica to name a few. The center strictly restricts smoking inside, including e-cigarettes and vapes. They have a designated smoking area. Parking price also varies depending on events. There are a variety of hotels for tourists to check-in. Upscale options that are rated five stars include Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites Albany, and Staybridge Suites. Affordable options are Motel 6 Albany, Red Roof Inn Albany Airport, and Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham. Tourists can make the most of their visit to New York with a train ride to the city and enjoy the big apple. A sightseeing cruise can also be fancied from the Hudson River.