MVP Arena | Downtown Albany

MVP Arena

MVP Arena


51 S Pearl Street | 518.487.2000

Albany's MVP Arena, formerly Times Union Center, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2022, the Arena is "Upstate New York's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility."

Owned by Albany County and operated by ASM, the world's largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the MVP Arena 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, MVP Arena has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year.

Sell-out concerts at the MVP Arena have included, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, U2, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Garth Brooks, Puff Daddy and the Family, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, The Dave Matthews Band, Phish, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Dixie Chicks, Britney Spears, Tina Turner, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart and the Grateful Dead. Family shows have included Disney on Ice, the Harlem Globetrotters, Sesame Street Live, Barney's Big Surprise, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and Nickelodeon's Live Tour.

For more fun facts about MVP Arena, visit the Did You Know? page.

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