Albany Empire

Empire drop home opener in inaugural season

ALBANY- The Albany Empire kicked off their inagural season Saturday evening against the two time defending champions Philidelphia Soul. The sold out Times Union Center was filled with excitement for the debut of the Empire. Arena…

Albany Empire sign first two players

ALBANY -- As the Arena Football League's free agency period began Monday morning, the Albany Empire did not take long to make their first two additions, signing two local products in WR/KR Jordan Canzeri and OL Wade Hansen. Canzeri is a…

Albany Empire release full 2018 schedule

ALBANY -- The Albany Empire, the Arena Football League's newest expansion team, released their full 2018 schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The Empire will play a 12 game schedule that spreads from April to July, including seven home games at…

Albany’s AFL team announced as Albany Empire

ALBANY -- The Empire State. The Albany Empire. How fitting it is as a name for the Albany's new arena football team, announced in a ceremony on Tuesday night at The Palace Theater in Albany. The team, partly owned by former NFL…

Arena football to return to Albany

It's official. The Arena Football League is returning to Albany. It was revealed in a report from the Times Union Monday that the sport will return to the Capital City for the first time since 2009. The team, that has not been named yet…