An indoor arena nestled at 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, New York, the Times Union Center is known for its 15,500 seating capacity for sporting events, and its 6,000-17,500 for non-sporting events. Designed by Crozier Associated and engineered by Clough Harbour & Associates, the arena houses 25 luxury suites at the top of the inner bowl.
Officially opened in 1990, the building was originally named as the Knickerbocker Arena and was graced by a performance from Frank Sinatra. In 1997, Pepsi bought the naming rights to the venue and was then renamed as Pepsi Arena. In 2006, the naming rights were once again sold and the Times Union, a regional newspaper industry, was able to buy it; thus, the center got its new name which it still uses up to this day.
Owned by Albany County, the center is being operated by SMG Management. Its previous tenants were: the Albany Firebirds of AFL, Albany Patroons of CBA, the Albany Choppers of IHL, the Albany River Rats of AHL, the Albany Attack of NLL, and the New York Kick of NPSL II. At present, it is the home field of the Siena College basketball team and the Albany Devils of AHL.