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Back to School Expo Alert – OGS has announced that there will be road work being done near the Empire State Plaza from Friday night, September 20 starting at 7pm  thru Monday, September 23 at 6am. BOTH inbound ramps to the plaza will be detoured through Rensselaer and will be rerouted to the plaza. This is a short detour but you should plan accordingly if you hold a ticket valid for a specific autograph session.

Ramp BC Detour Map
Ramp from Quay St. to I-787 NB Detour Map
Ramp to Empire Plaza NB Detour Map


Parking Information

Free Parking:

  • Free parking on weekends located on all side streets that surround the Empire State Plaza.
  • Free parking also located at the East Lot on Madison Avenue.  This lot has a covered walkway to the Empire State Plaza.

Paid Lots:

  • $5 parking fee for cars entering the Visitor’s Parking Lot (V-Lot) under the Convention Center.
(Public parking garages and Times Union Center lots are also available for a fee.)

From the North

Take Interstate I-87 (Northway) to Interstate I-90 East (exit # 1E). Take Interstate I-90 East to Interstate 787 South. Take Exit #3A for the Empire State Plaza.

From the South

Take New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 23 - straight through Toll Booth to Interstate 787, then take Exit #3 for the Empire State Plaza.

From the East

Take Interstate 90 West to Exit # B1 (I-90). Continue on I-90 to Interstate 787 South. Follow I-787 South to Exit #3A for the Empire State Plaza.

From the West

Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 24 (Albany), proceed east on Interstate 90 to Interstate 787 South. Take exit # 3A for the Empire State Plaza.


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