Albany Empire Calling For A Code Orange Saturday
Your Albany Empire needs your support! This is our chance to shake the Times Union Center and impact the outcome of an Arena Football game. Grab your orange and wear it to the game Saturday. Just how important is a "Code Orange"? I'll let the team explain in the press release I received earlier today.
“CODE ORANGE” means that the organization is asking all loyal fans in attendance at the game to wear the team’s primary color; orange. The team will be wearing their alternate home uniform, which highlights both an Orange jersey and pants, and the organization will be giving out free Orange Rally Towels to the first 10,000 fans through the gates, sponsored by CDPHP and the CDTA.“The team has gotten off to a slower start than anticipated, but it’s time to get that first win this Saturday at home in front of our fans,” said Empire VP of Business Operations George Manias. “We want nothing more than to see how loud it gets inside of the Times Union Center when the final buzzer sounds with the Empire coming out on top.”“CODE ORANGE” is being declared so that the fans can show the team that they are behind them and see the significant progress the team has made in our first two games of our existence. At the same time, for our team to show our fans that they feel their passion and intend to match that on the field all week in practice and at the game so we can bring them our first win in our house this Saturday.“I love that we are declaring CODE ORANGE,” said Head Coach Rob Keefe. “To me, it is bond between the fans and our coaches and players where we promise to work with the same intensity and passion our fans delivered at our inaugural game on April 14, and we are asking the fans not to let up, to keep the same level of intensity and be our 9th man on Saturday. There’s no doubt when the TU Center gets rocking, it gives us a true home field advantage.”