Albany Empire

Albany Empire Season Ticket Reservations Available Now
I've been sitting here trying to think about what a great gift for Capital Region Sports fans would be and POOF it hit me! The Albany Empire is back and their season ticket packages are available for reservation! Now that the NAL Albany Empire Schedule is out and the team is signing players fan…
The Albany Empire NAL 2021 Schedule Is Here
It's here! The day Capital Region Arena Football fans have been waiting for, the 2021 National Arena League schedule is here and The Empire will be home in week 1. The season is currently scheduled to kick off on April 3rd and will feature a seven team 14 game schedule with each team getting 3 …
Potential Vaccine For COVID-19 Give Cap Region Sports Fans Hope
In the midst of what seems to be the reported "second wave" of COVID-19 across the world, there's a glimmer of hope that we could return to life as we knew it sooner than later. With the news that Pfizer believes it has a vaccine that's 90% effective it feels like maybe just mayb…
The Albany Empire Are Back!
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK or at least they will. The long awaited name announcement of the new team that will play football inside the Times Union Center in downtown Albany is here and it's The Albany Empire.
What Should The New Albany Arena Football Team Be Named?
Here's what we know about the return of Arena Football to the Times Union Center here in the Capital Region. We know that Head Coach Rob Keefe and Assistant Head Coach Les Moss will be back. We know the team will be part of the NAL - National Arena League. We do not know the name of the team ye…
Albany NAL Team One Step Closer To Championship Team
The Albany Empire left the Times Union Center field as champions of the 32nd AFL Arena Bowl on August 11th 2019 for what looked like the last time. We now know that the National Arena League is bringing indoor football back to the Times Union Center and the Albany team (Which I'm hoping will be…
Rob Keefe Is Returning To Albany Arena Football
The Albany Empire left some big shoes to fill for whatever Arena Football team calls the Times Union Center home next (even if it's the Albany Empire) but a familiar face might make that a lot easier. Head Coach of the Albany Empire Rob Keefe is returning to the Capital Region and will coach th…
New Arena Football Team Leaning Towards Firebirds Nickname
It's official we're getting Arena Football back in Albany. The group led by the owners of the Orlando Predators confirmed today that have agreed to a three-year lease with the Times Union Center. Three years speaks to the long term commitment Capital Region Football fans were hoping for. T…
Arena Football Poised To Return To Albany
Ever since the Arena Football League folded due to a lawsuit against the league's former leadership, we here in the Capital Region have been holding out hope indoor football would return. News broke earlier today that Arena Football could be far closer to returning than any of us thought. Spect…
Former Empire Boss Hints Pro Sports Could Return To The TUC
We continue to catch up with former Albany Empire players, coaches, and personnel with the former COO George Manias. George was a key figure in getting the Empire up and running as well as winning a championship in just the second year of the team's existence. Manias was so good at launching t…
Why Did Empire Great Malachi Jones Choose The CFL Over The XFL?
There's an old saying that "Hindsight is 20/20" but in the case of former Albany Empire star receiver Malachi Jones his foresight appears to also be very clear. After last year's Arena Bowl Jones was picked up by the Seattle Dragons of the new and improved XFL. Malachi's day…

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