2018 NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships

Hosted by Section 2

February 23-24, 2018 

Times Union Center

Albany, NY 

Welcome to Albany!  

Albany, New York's capital city, welcomes NYSPHSAA wrestlers, families, friends and fans to a weekend of exciting sports! Come and cheer on all of the elite wrestlers representing their sections encompassing New York State, plus the New York City Public School Athletic League (PSAL) and Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA).

Deb Goedeke

If there is anything we can do prior to your Albany visit or while you are here, contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

Accommodations: From the coziest bed and breakfast to spacious penthouse suites, Albany offers accommodations that please every type of sports enthusiasts. If you require overnight sleeping rooms, please click here for accommodations.


This prestigious tournament will be held at the Times Union Center in downtown Albany. Get your tickets here. The seedings and brackets can be found here. In addition to being a regular Northeast concert stop, the Times Union Center is home to the Siena Saints Basketball team. In addition, the Times Union Center has hosted the NCAA National Championship in hockey (Frozen Four), the Eastern Regionals in basketball (Sweet Sixteen) as well as the MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, the ECAC Hockey Championships and the Federation Basketball Tournament of Champions. Within walking distance of the Times Union Center, you will find a variety of restaurants offering delicious cuisine as well as arts and entertainment venues.

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Starting January 23, 2018, you will be able to have all your Albany, NY questions answered before and during the tournament. Just send a tweet to @AskAlbanyNY and your Albany Sporting Tournament Concierge will be on it! We are here for you!

Parking Information for the Tournament 

Parking will be available in the Green-Hudson Garage located on Hudson Avenue and Green Street. In the event the Green-Hudson Garage is filled, over flow parking will be available in the Riverfront Garage located on Columbia Street and the Quackenbush Garage located on Orange Street. A map of garage locations can be found by clicking here.  Visitor parking is also available beneath the Empire State Plaza. Please note: Visitors are required to show photo identification upon entry. Metered street parking is also available Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm. Street parking is complimentary on the weekends.  Visit www.parkalbany.com for more downtown Albany parking information.

Parking is also available in downtown Albany at the Renaissance Hotel parking garage.  The garage is open for day and event parking based on availability.  The entrance to the garage is conveniently located at 67 Howard Street directly across from the Capital Center.  You can park your car and walk right to the Times Union Center and many more downtown venues.  Standard parking rates would be applicable and are posted.

Downtown Albany Attractions  

A few blocks from the Times Union Center is the contemporary design of 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) is home to a working carousel and unique exhibits such as the World Trade Center Gallery.  Also located at the Empire State Plaza is the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. All of these venues are within walking distance from the Times Union Center. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

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 local restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here

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Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Albany is the Wolf Road area. You will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and the Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.


What is there to do in our 400-year-old city? You can find out right here! 

Great Fun in Albany!

Great Fun in Albany!

Eat, Drink & Repeat 

Where do you like to eat and drink?

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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.

Important Information

Wrestling Schedule
Ticket Information 
Directions to the Times Union Center
Times Union Center Parking Information
Downtown Albany Parking Locations

Downtown Albany Map/Dining Options
Wolf Road Map/Dining Options
Albany Attractions

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza

Travel Information
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Driving Directions

Downtown Albany Area Information




Key Bank 

 120 State Street

 (518) 433-2000

Key Bank

 66 South Pearl Street

 (518) 257-8702

NBT Bank

 54 State Street

 (518) 426-3285




Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

 125 Eagle Street

 (518) 463-4447

The First Church in Albany

 110 North Pearl Street

 (518) 463-4449

St. Peter's Church

 107 State Street

 (518) 434-3502




CVS Pharmacy

 613 New Scotland Avenue

 (518) 482-4996

Rite Aid

 17 North Pearl Street

 (518) 434-6024

Wolf Road Area Information




Bank of America       

133 Wolf Road        

(518) 459-9003 

Key Bank

95 Wolf Road 

(518) 482-6074         

Trustco Bank

34 Wolf Road 

(518) 458-7761





465 Sand Creek Road 

(518) 482-2835 

Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Road 

(518) 482-1085 

Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Road 

(518) 458-1205 


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