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EMPIRE TAKE ONE-POINT LEAD IN HOME-AND-HOME AGGREGATE SCORING PLAYOFF SERIES: BY THE NUMBERS

The top-seeded Albany Empire defeated the fourth-seeded Washington Valor to take a one-point lead in the home-and-home playoff series.

EMPIRE TAKE GAME ONE IN PLAYOFFS AGAINST VALOR

Hold One-Point Lead in Home-and-Home Aggregate Scoring Playoff Series

AFL FINAL WEEK STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

Albany claimed the No. 1 seed for the playoffs this past Saturday night with a 71-57 win over Philadelphia. Baltimore had eliminated itself earlier in the day by losing to hapless Washington.

PLAYOFF GAME ONE PREVIEW - EMPIRE AT VALOR

After finishing on top of the league in their inaugural regular season, the Albany Empire (8-4) clash with the Washington Valor (2-10) on Saturday, July 14th, at 7:00 pm at the Capital One Arena

EMPIRE DEFEAT SOUL TO CLINCH TOP SEED IN THE PLAYOFFS: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany Empire (8-4) defeated the Philadelphia Soul (7-5) at the Times Union Center on Saturday night by a score of 71-57 in front of a crowd of 10,082.

EMPIRE DECLARE "CODE ORANGE" FOR PLAYOFF GAME AGAINST VALOR

Albany Will Host Washington on Saturday, July 21

EMPIRE DEFEAT SOUL TO CLINCH #1 SEED IN AFL PLAYOFFS

Will Host Washington in Round 1 of the Playoff Series

WEEK 13 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE VS SOUL

Winners of back to back games, the Albany Empire matchup against the Philadelphia Soul at home for the regular season finale on Saturday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Times Union Center.

JOE SYKES BECOMES AFL'S ALL-TIME CAREER SACK LEADER

Sykes Records Career Sack Number 61 in Nation's Capital

THREE TEAMS ENTER THE FINAL WEEKEND TIED FOR FIRST

ArenaBowl XXXI to be awarded to participating team with highest home attendance average

EMPIRE CLOSE OUT SEASON SWEEP OF VALOR

Albany Keeps One-Seed Hopes Alive for Playoffs

WEEK 12 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE AT VALOR

After coming off a pivotal victory on the road against the first-place Baltimore Brigade last Saturday, the Albany Empire look to wrap up a two-game road trip with a win at the Washington Valor on Friday.

VSIN WEEK 12 POINT SPREAD

The Empire ended a two-game slide last week against the Baltimore Brigade with a strong 56-49 victory.

EMPIRE HANDS BRIGADE FIRST HOME LOSS OF THE SEASON: BY THE NUMBERS

The Empire were able to capitalize on turnovers and recover a crucial Brigade onside kick attempt late in the fourth quarter to walk away with the victory.

EMPIRE BOUNCE BACK ON THE ROAD AT BALTIMORE

Empire quarterback Tommy Grady went 14 of 20 passes for 199 yards and seven passing touchdowns earning himself the game MVP award

WEEK 11 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE AT BRIGADE

After wrapping up a four-game home stand, the Albany Empire go on the road to take on the first place Baltimore Brigade on Saturday

EMPIRE FALL IN SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany Empire lost their second consecutive game on Saturday night in a back and forth battle against the Philadelphia Soul.

EMPIRE LOSE HEARTBREAKER TO SOUL

Last Second Touchdown Lifts Soul over Empire

VSIN WEEK 10 POINT SPREAD

Albany is in a race with Baltimore for the top spot in the AFL as the season winds down

WEEK 10 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE VS SOUL

Coming off their first loss in over a month, the Albany Empire matchup against the Philadelphia Soul at home on Saturday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m.

EMPIRE WIN STREAK SNAPPED: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany Empirelost for the first time in six weeks on Saturday night in a back and forth battle against the Baltimore Brigade

EMPIRE FALL SHORT TO BRIGADE IN REMATCH

The Loss Snaps Albany’s Five-Game Win Streak

VSIN WEEK 9 POINT SPREAD

The Brigade will look to avenge a rough 61-53 loss to the Empire last week, in which the Brigade offense turned in one of its more mistake-laden performances.

WEEK 9 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE VS BRIGADE

The hottest team in the league, the Albany Empire matchup against the Baltimore Brigade at home on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.

FIRST PLACE EMPIRE WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany Empire (5-2) won their fifth consecutive game on Saturday night in a back and forth battle against the Baltimore Brigade (5-2) at the Times Union Center by a score of 61-53 in front of a crowd of 8,057.

EMPIRE CLAIM A SHARE OF FIRST PLACE

Albany Defeats Baltimore to Win Fifth Straight Game

WEEK 8 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE VS BRIGADE

Riding a four-game win streak, the Albany Empire matchup against the first place Baltimore Brigade at home on Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Times Union Center.

VSIN WEEK 8 POINT SPREAD

Baltimore @ Albany (-2.5, 90.5)

EMPIRE ROLL TO FOURTH STRAIGHT VICTORY: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany Empire (4-2) won their fourth consecutive game last night in a rout against the Washington Valor (0-6) at the Times Union Center by a score of 48-21 in front of a crowd of 7,847.

EMPIRE WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT

Albany Defeats Washington 48-21

VSIN WEEK 7 POINT SPREAD

WASHINGTON AT @ ALBANY (-14, 92)

WEEK 7 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE VS VALOR

The Empire return home to the Times Union Center for the first of a four-game home stretch to take on the Washington Valor

EMPIRE WIN THIRD STRAIGHT GAME: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany Empire (3-2) won their third consecutive game last night against the Philadelphia Soul (3-2) at the Wells Fargo Center by a score of 41-36 in front of a crowd of 9,715.

EMPIRE SNAP SOUL’S 20-GAME HOME WIN STREAK

The Albany Empire (3-2) defeated the Philadelphia Soul (3-2) 41-36 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA in front of a crowd of 9,715.

ALBANY HEADS TO PHILADELPHIA, VSIN PERSPECTIVE

The Empire is easily the most improved team from Week 1 to today, and a lot has to do with Joe Hills.

WEEK 6 GAME PREVIEW – EMPIRE AT SOUL

The Empire head to Philadelphia in Week 6 for a rematch to try to even the series matchup on Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

EMPIRE WIN IN WASHINGTON: BY THE NUMBERS

Leading the offense, Tommy Grady totaled 16 completions on 24 attempts for 257 yards and 7 touchdowns.

EMPIRE SPOIL VALOR'S HOME OPENER

The Albany Empire defeated the Washington Valor 53-42, Friday night at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. in front of a crowd of 9,036.

ALBANY EMPIRE ANNOUNCE SUMMER KICKOFF PICNIC

Empire Release Summer Deals During Four-Game Home Stretch

WEEK 5 GAME PREVIEW - EMPIRE AT VALOR

After a rout victory against the Washington Valor, 47-23, the Albany Empire take to the road for a rematch against the Valor on Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capital One Arena

EMPIRE EARN FIRST WIN: BY THE NUMBERS

The game started off even throughout the first quarter, but the Empire managed to take advantage of Valor turnovers and take the lead in the second quarter while never looking back.

ALBANY EMPIRE ROUTS VALOR 47-23

Albany Gets Franchise's First Victory

WASHINGTON HEADS NORTH FOR VISIT TO ALBANY

The Empire are coming off a close 52-49 loss to the Baltimore Brigade last week, that saw quarterback Tommy Grady and wide receiver Joe Hills connect for four touchdowns.

EMPIRE HOSTS VALOR, VSIN PERSPECTIVE

As for Albany, after a week off, the team looked much improved in Week 3, especially on the offensive side of the ball.

WEEK 4 GAME PREVIEW - VALOR AT EMPIRE

After a road loss against Baltimore, 52-49, the Albany Empire return home to take on the Washington Valor on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Times Union Center.

EMPIRE DECLARE A "CODE ORANGE" FOR SATURDAY'S GAME VS WASHINGTON

“CODE ORANGE” means that the organization is asking all loyal fans in attendance at the game to wear the team’s primary color, orange.

BRIGADE DEFEATS EMPIRE 52-49 IN ALBANY'S FIRST ROAD GAME

The Empire offense was led by quarterback Tommy Grady, who threw for six touchdowns.  His top target, Joe Hills, caught four of those touchdown passes from Grady

ALBANY EMPIRE ADD ELITE, ALL-ARENA WIDE RECEIVER

Four-Time All-Arena Receiver, Joe Hills, Assigned to Empire

EMPIRE WEEK 2 GAME VS WASHINGTON MOVED TO MAY 11

Next Game will be vs Baltimore Brigade on April 28 at 3pm

SOUL DEFEATS EMPIRE 56-35 IN ALBANY’S INAUAGURAL GAME

The Empire offense was led by quarterback Tommy Grady, who tossed for 259 yards and five touchdowns.  His top target Greg Carr, caught eight passes from Grady, tallying for 74 yards and two touchdowns.

ALBANY EMPIRE ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL GAME SOLD OUT

Announce Block Party will turn into Watch Party on South Pearl Street

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH DRAFTKINGS, SPORTRADAR, FACEBOOK AND VSIN

New Partnerships Will Ramp Up Data Available to Fans, Making AFL a Premier Professional Sports League for Gaming

ALBANY EMPIRE UNVEIL TEAM UNIFORMS AT MEDIA DAY

Empire Inaugural Game Roster and New Field Turf also Unveiled

10 REASONS TO BE AT THE INAUGURAL GAME ON APRIL 14

The high-scoring, high-flying, non-stop, action-packed excitement of Arena Football is back in Albany!

LOWER LEVEL SOLD OUT FOR INAUGURAL GAME

The Albany Empire announce that only ticket singles remain in the lower level for the inaugural game set for Saturday, April 14 at 7pm at the Times Union Center vs back-to-back Arena Football League Champions, the Philadelphia Soul.

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS TO BE ENTERED TO WIN MEET & GREET WITH ANTONIO & EDDIE BROWN

The Albany Empire announce that all season ticket holders will be entered to win an opportunity to a private meet and greet with Eddie and Antonio Brown prior to the inaugural game on April 14.

ANTONIO AND EDDIE BROWN NAMED HONORARY CAPTAINS FOR INAUGURAL GAME

Antonio in Attendance to Support “Touchdown” Eddie Brown’s Special Night

ALBANY EMPIRE LAND ELITE AFL QUARTERBACK

Empire Announce Tommy Grady Assigned to Team Roster

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND CBS SPORTS NETWORK ANNOUNCE 2018 TELECAST SCHEDULE

Empire To Be Featured in Eight Nationally Televised Games and New Apps Added for League

EMPIRE NAME "LEVACK AND GOZ" OFFICIAL EMCEES

The Albany Empire announce that Jeff Levack and Tom Goslowski will be the official In-Arena Hosts of the Albany Empire for the inaugural season and Mike Falvo will be the public address announcer.

ALBANY EMPIRE REIGNS SUPREME

DJ Supreme Named Official DJ of the Albany Empire

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW COMMISSIONER, RETURNING CHAIRMAN OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Arena Football League today announced the appointment of Randall Boe to be Commissioner and Ron Jaworski to be Chairman of the Executive Committee.

ALBANY EMPIRE ADD TWO MORE ELITE PLAYERS TO DEFENSE

Empire Defense Adding Two All-Arena Players

EMPIRE ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL INFO FOR INAUGURAL GAME ON APRIL 14

$1 Hot Dogs & Post Game Party Details Announced

ALBANY EMPIRE NAMES BEAU BELL AS DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

EMPIRE NAMES BRANDON GOLDSTEIN AS DIRECTOR OF PLAYER OPERATIONS

ALBANY EMPIRE INAUGURAL GAME TO BE BROADCAST ON NATIONAL TELEVISION

Inaugural Game to be AFL Game of the Week on CBS Sports Network

ALBANY EMPIRE TO BEGIN TRAINING CAMP MONDAY

Full Training Camp Schedule Announced

ALBANY EMPIRE ADD FIVE MORE TO ROSTER

The Empire Added Four League Veterans, One Rookie

ALBANY EMPIRE ADD TWO ALL-ARENA DB’S TO ROSTER

Empire Defensive Stockpiled With Elite AFL Talent

ALBANY EMPIRE ADD TWO MORE TO TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

Day Four Signings Include One Veteran and One AFL Rookie

ALBANY EMPIRE ADD MORE VETERAN LEADERSHIP TO ROSTER

Day Three Signings Include four talented AFL Veterans

ALBANY EMPIRE ADD ANOTHER 13 PLAYERS TO TALENTED ROSTER

Day 2 Signings Include Six AFL Veterans and Seven Rookies

ALBANY EMPIRE SIGNS FIRST TWO PLAYERS

LOCAL TALENTS JORDAN CANZERI AND WADE HANSEN ASSIGNED TO EMPIRE

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE, ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS UNION REACH AGREEMENT ON CBA

Four-year deal will nearly double player compensation, expand health care coverage

ALBANY EMPIRE ANNOUNCE WEEKLY COACH'S SHOW

The Albany Empire announce a weekly coach's show to be aired on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio.

ALBANY EMPIRE INAUGURAL GAME SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW - FEBRUARY 28

SINGLE GAME TICKETS AS LOW AS $15 FOR THE APRIL 14 OPENER

ALBANY DANCE TEAM SELECTED TONIGHT AT JUPITER HALL

Dance Team to be Called the "Albany Empresses"

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE KICKS OFF 2018 SEASON WITH NEW PLAYOFF RULES, MORE TICKET OPTIONS FOR FANS

Inaugural Game Tickets Now Available Through Family Four Packages

ALBANY EMPIRE DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS THIS SATURDAY

Edwina McCormick as Choreographer

ALBANY EMPIRE SEEKS TOP CAPITAL REGION TALENT FOR DANCE TEAM

Interested in trying out for the Albany Empire Dance Team? Sign up before 3pm on Friday at www.TheAlbanyEmpire.com

ALBANY EMPIRE ANNOUNCE NEW SEATING SECTION: THE BUD LIGHT PARTY ZONE

Located directly behind one end zone, the Bud Light Party Zone will provide a unique tailgate experience for fans, with and up close and personal view at a great value.

ALBANY EMPIRE BEGIN BUILDING THE TEAM AT OPEN PLAYER TRYOUTS

Players from as far as California and Oregon made the trip to Albany on Saturday for the Empire tryouts

ALBANY EMPIRE PLAYER TRYOUTS THIS SATURDAY

The Albany Empire Arena Football Team will host their first ever open tryout this Saturday, January 27 at Sportsplex at Halfmoon

ALBANY EMPIRE ANNOUNCED AS AFL TEAM NAME AND LOGO

Season presenting partner and broadcast partner also announced

ALBANY AFL ANNOUNCE YOUTH FOOTBALL AND DANCE PROGRAMS

The Arena Football League’s newest team today announce their youth football and dance programs, which are now available for registration.

1000 SEASON TICKETS DEPOSITS

As of today, December 15, 2017, the Arena Football League's newest team has secured deposits for 1,000 season tickets.

ALBANY AFL NAMES LES MOSS AS ASSISTANT HEAD COACH

Four-Time ArenaBowl Champion Added to Staff

ALBANY AFL ANNOUNCE OPEN HOUSE EVENT AT TIMES UNION CENTER

Special Guest "Touchdown" Eddie Brown will be in Attendance

ALBANY AFL TO HOLD AN OPEN PLAYER TRYOUT

The Arena Football League' s newest team will host an open tryout on Saturday, January 27

ALBANY AFL NAMES CHRIS THOMPSON DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Will serve as Offensive Coordinator during the season

VOTE FOR THE ALBANY AFL TEAM NAME ON TIMESUNION.COM

Fans will have one week to select from one of four name options!

ALBANY AFL NAMES ROB KEEFE AS HEAD COACH

Arena Football League Veteran Brings Energy and Experience

ALBANY AFL NAMES GEORGE MANIAS VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Albany AFL announce that veteran sports executive George Manias has been named Vice President, Business Operations for Albany AFL and will run the day-to-day business operations for the team.

OVER 500 SEASON TICKETS DEPOSITS IN THE FIRST WEEK

The Arena Football League (AFL) will return to Albany, NY with the team beginning play at the Times Union Center starting in the spring of 2018.

THE ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE RETURNS TO ALBANY

The Arena Football League (AFL) will return to Albany, NY, with the team beginning play at the Times Union Center starting in the spring of 2018.

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