Albany Empire

Arena Football Back (Again) Where It Belongs
Fans of arena football in the Capital Region are getting some good news: Football is coming back to Albany.  And the National Arena League is getting even better news, you're coming to Albany.  As lucky as we are to have the announcement of area football back in our area, this league …
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…
Albany Empresses Say Team Reneged On Promise of Pendant
The Albany Empire franchise came and went in a blink of an eye.  In the two short years that they existed, players, staff, sponsors and fans were all-in on arena football's return to Albany. But as players, staff and fans celebrated the title in 2019, many of the women who cheered the loudest for th…
It’s Official: RIP Arena Football League (1987-2019)
It's official.  Our hometown Albany Empire will forever be known as the last Arena Football League champion because today comes the somber news that fans were hoping they wouldn't hear. The Arena Football League and our hometown Albany empire are officially dead.
Albany Empire Leaves My Son Heartbroken
We are all saddened by the news that our beloved Albany Empire are no more. But no one is more devastated in our eight-year-old son, Ryan. It was heartwrenching when I told him the news.
For Our Loyal Arena Fans, It’s Deja-Vu All Over Again
The Empire is crumbling.  Fans of the Albany Empire, world champions following their second season of re-emergence into the Arena Football League, may not even get to see the championship banner raised at the start of the next season.  It appears highly unlikely there will be a next season after new…
10 Things I Noticed During Arena Bowl 32
Last night's Arena Bowl Championship was a lot of fun and felt like a throwback to the 90's when the Firebirds were kings of the town.  Just like in 1999, area fans will never forget where they were and who they were with when the 2019 Albany Empire won Arena Bowl 32.  Here are some random thoughts …
GNA’s This Is ‘Empire Country’ Song
We're all pumped up for the Arena Bowl Sunday night and pretty darn sure our Empire are gonna crush the Philadelphia Soul.  Here's the parody song you may have heard on the show with Brian and Chrissy this week on GNA!
The undefeated Albany Empire are home Saturday night versus the Baltimore Brigade and we're hoping you can give our hometown team a little extra lift. The way rap-artist Drake (annoyingly at times) gets in the head of the opposition, we're looking for someone here in the Capital Region to do the sam…

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