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I'm so happy you are visiting Albany County to experience its charm, charisma and beauty. Each season, Albany County exhibits new character by offering a wide range of activities to entertain families, singles, senior citizens and children. Simply, Albany County has something for everyone.
You will be mesmerized by our architecture and you must visit our extraordinary museums, theatres and restaurants. The city of Albany's business district and surrounding neighborhoods are rich with cultural heritage, while the suburbs offer historic houses and public spaces. Our hill towns showcase nature and agriculture at its finest.
As the capital of New York State, Albany is the hub of state government and offers magnificent sights including the Million Dollar Staircase at the State Capitol, the Empire State Plaza and the Egg.
Enjoy your visit and we hope to see you in Albany County again soon!
Daniel P. McCoy
The Albany area, and the Times Union Center, are excited to welcome Federation Basketball Tournament players, families, friends, and fans to a weekend of exciting sports! The Championship Tournament is in Albany from March 21-23, 2014. Come and cheer on all of the elite men and women players representing their high schools.
You'll want to stay before or after they play! Enjoy Albany's superb variety of attractions; from excellent restaurants to downtown nightlife and uptown shopping, there are plenty of ways to have fun in Albany before the tournament begins and for your post event celebrations.
For parking garages in close proximity to the Times Union Center, please click here.
There are metered parking spots right by the Times Union Center. These spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the Federation Tournament. The Pay and Display Meters accept Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) and all U.S. coins except pennies. The Single Space Meters accept only U.S. quarters, gold-colored (Sacagawea and Presidential) dollar coins and CashKeys. There is no charge for metered spots on Saturday or Sunday.
Albany, must see - The Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture, and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection, the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design), and the New York State Capitol, are all contained at the Plaza.
Located just a short walk from Downtown Albany's Business District is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques, and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, click here.
Explore Wolf Road and you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.
Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional tournament information as well as information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital Region. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit, or while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.
March 21-23 Boys Brackets TBA
March 21-23 Girls Brackets TBA
Youth group activities
Downtown Albany parking information
Downtown Albany map
Downtown Albany dining options
Wolf Road dining options
Wolf Road map
Travel information is listed here
Albany International Airport
Albany- Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Area shopping information is listed here
Colonie Center Mall