The Albany Empire have had a dream season in their inaugural season as Arena Football returned to the Capital Region for the first time in nearly two decades.  After starting the year 0-2, the Empire used a stingy defense and a high octane offense to capture the league's best record and secure the #1 seed overall in the AFL.  The Empire (8-4) will play their first ever playoff game on the road vs. the Washington Valor (2-10) on Saturday night and then will return home to play them again on July 21st.  The game this Saturday will be televised locally and many of us here in the Capital Region will be tuned in to root our guys on.  Here's how you can watch it.

AFL: Home and Home: Albany Empire vs Washington Valor Rd 1

The Empire return home next Saturday night July 21st in the send game of a 'home and home' with Washington.  If Albany wins both games (or they go 1-1 but have a higher aggregate score than the Valor) they'll return home on the 28th and will host the Arena Bowl.