The announcement has been made, the Albany Arena Football Team is the Empire and the first game will be April 14th. Now there's a few simple things to do before the Empire take the field. Like get the uniforms, come up with a game plan and oh yeah we need a team! Step one will be open tryouts this Saturday!

Coach Keefe shared the story of how his AFL career began. The man who is the only one to ever win Championships as a coach and a player in both the AFL and AFL2 began his arena career at an open tryout. So join the Empire on Saturday January 27th at the Sportsplex of Halfmoon at 9 am for your chance to begin your AFL career.