Some of the best venues in New York for anything from sports to music are right here in the Capital Region.

I personally was already under that assumption, though I do love seeing sports events and shows in other areas, from on mountains to by bodies of water.  There are also certainly a number of great venues in New York that do both.  However, we are very fortunate with a number of great arenas and venues right here in Albany.

On a recent list put out by newyorkupstate.com, my sentiments were validated.  The Capital Region had a few locations fall on the list of the '20 Best Stadiums and Arenas in Upstate New York.'  Of course there was the Times Union Center, that landed at #19.  However that got beat out by the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy (home of the ValleyCats).  The RPI Houston Field House in Troy beat that even, coming in at the #10 spot.  Finally, the Saratoga Race Course came in at the #2 spot.  You can check out the entire list here.