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MVP Arena - basketball 1 Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Bruce Springsteen Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Center Stage Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Center Stage 2 Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Cirque Corteo Seating Map

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MVP Arena - End Stage 2 Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Endstage GA Pit Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Generic Floor Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Jelly Roll Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Jordan Davis Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Katt Williams Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Lacrosse 1 Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Lauren Daigle Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Monster Jam Seating Map

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MVP Arena - Ringling Bros Circus Seating Map

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MVP Arena - WWE 2023 Seating Map

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About MVP Arena

Located in Albany, New York, MVP Arena is an arena that first opened its doors in 1990. Currently, it’s under the ownership of Albany County.


MVP Arena Seating

MVP Arena has a total capacity of 17,500. However, this figure can vary for events with unique venue configurations.

Before the venue was named MVP Arena, it was also known as the Knickerbocker Arena, the Pepsi Arena and the Times Union Center.


Teams and Events at MVP Arena

MVP Arena is the home to the Siena Saints (NCAA Basketball) and the Albany FireWolves (NLL). The venue serves as the stage for concert, basketball, hockey, football, wrestling and lacrosse events, along with the ability to host many other functions.


Getting into MVP Arena

Want to ensure a smooth entry to MVP Arena? We've got you covered! From security to accessibility, we've compiled all the info you need for a hassle-free arrival.


Security at MVP Arena

Security at MVP Arena is taken very seriously. All guests are required to go through security checks before entering the venue. Typically, security checkpoints tend to get longer as you get closer to the start time of the event. We recommend planning ahead so you don’t miss anything. Please note that MVP Arena has a strict bag policy.


MVP Arena Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

The following clear bag policy will take effect: clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags no larger than 12" x 6" x 12" are permitted; small clutch bags no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (approximately the size of a hand) will also be allowed and do not need to be clear. Larger bags and other types of bags will not be allowed in, and there is no storage or check-in available for these prohibited bags. Additionally, for patrons with young children in attendance, diaper bags are allowed and subject to search.


What to Bring to MVP Arena

When you come to an event at MVP Arena, please make sure to bring your ticket and a valid ID, especially if you want to purchase alcohol. We recommend bringing a credit or debit card and also a little cash. Because this is an indoor venue, weather is often not a factor. However, as it is climate-controlled, it might be worth bringing a light jacket just in case it gets a little chilly inside.


MVP Arena Experience

Your experience at MVP Arena extends beyond the event itself. Discover delicious food and drinks, convenient transportation options, and more to create an unforgettable memory.


Food and Beverage at MVP Arena

Plenty of concessions are available at MVP Arena. Non-alcoholic beverages are served as well as alcoholic beverages including but not limited to beer, hard seltzer, mixed drinks and wine.


Payment Methods Accepted at MVP Arena

MVP Arena primarily operates on a cashless basis. This implies that while some vendors may still accept cash, most onsite purchases are done with digital wallets or debit and credit cards. Although MVP Arena accepts most credit cards (such as Visa and Mastercard), it is prudent to carry a small amount of cash for tipping and for the few vendors that might accept it inside and outside the venue.


Are There Phone Charging Stations at MVP Arena?

Yes, MVP Arena is equipped with phone charging stations throughout. They are usually located in the concourse. However, it’s important to note that these charging stations may require a small fee, so we suggest fully charging your device before arriving at the venue.


Is There Wi-Fi Available?

Indeed, the venue provides Wi-Fi access. We suggest connecting to the Wi-Fi network immediately upon arrival, as cellular service can sometimes be unreliable.


How to Get to MVP Arena

MVP Arena is located at 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, New York, 12207. We've got you covered with all the options to get there, from public transportation to convenient rideshares.


How Early Should I Get to MVP Arena?

Arrival times may vary depending on the event, but we recommend arriving at the venue about an hour before the scheduled start time. This gives you some breathing room in case of traffic congestion, parking difficulties, visits to the merchandise store, or if you want to grab some food and drinks before the event starts.


Closest Bus Stop to MVP Arena

For a budget-friendly option, the nearest bus stop is located at Market St & Pearl St (MVP Arena).

The MVP Arena is located in Albany,NY, and has been hosting events since January of 1990. In the past, this indoor venue was also known as the Knickerbocker Arena, Pepsi Arena, and Times Union Center.

The MVP Arena has a seating capacity of up to 17,500. The capacity and setup of the seats depends greatly on the event that is taking place. With a multi-purpose setup, the MVP Arena is capable of hosting events ranging from concerts to family shows to sporting events.

As far as concerts are concerned, the MVP Arena has hosted big names including Busta Rhymes, New Found Glory, and Genesis among many others.

With modern updates and a great location, there is no denying that the MVP Arena will be a popular destination in the state of New York for many more years to come.

Facts about MVP Arena

Capacity:

17,500


Past Names/Nicknames:

Knickerbocker Arena Pepsi Arena Times Union Center


Date/Year Built/Opened:

1990

Event Dates and Pricing Information

Performer Date Price Tickets Available
Siena Saints Basketball Mar 7, 2024 From $14 751
Albany FireWolves Mar 8, 2024 From $32 663
Nate Bargatze Mar 9, 2024 From $70 1,638
Albany FireWolves Mar 16, 2024 From $34 650
Fall Out Boy Mar 24, 2024 From $113 1,104
NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Mar 29, 2024 From $351 117
NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Mar 29, 2024 From $43 2,346
NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Mar 30, 2024 From $57 2,338
NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Mar 31, 2024 From $40 2,728
NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Apr 1, 2024 From $45 2,483