50 Yard Shorts: The Empire State (Directed by Ben Fraternale) from Ben Fraternale on Vimeo.

Last Saturday the long wait ended. Arena football returned to Albany. The Albany Empire took the field and went toe to toe with the reigning Arena League champion Philadelphia Soul.Well over 13,000 fans were in attendance and the Empire gave it their all before falling short but the party and fun was undeniable.

The Block party was crazy and the stands were packed. Hundreds of t-shirts and who knows how many hot dogs were thrown into the crowds. One thing's for sure if you were there you had an amazing time and if you weren't you missed out on one of the biggest parties/games I've ever been a part of here in the Capital Region. The best I can do for you is share this awesome video and if you were there watch it to relive the fun from Saturday.