2018 Inaugural Season Presented by

BUILDING AN EMPIRE!

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

ALBANY, NY - The Albany Empire Arena Football Team has partnered with Saratoga Eagle to create a new seating section within the Times Union Center for all Empire games, "The Bud Light Party Zone." Located directly behind the Pearl Street Entrance end zone, the Bud Light Party Zone will provide a unique tailgate experience for fans, with an up close and personal view at a great value.

Season tickets in the Bud Light Party Zone are $405 each, which includes all home games and playoffs. In addition, the price of a ticket INCLUDES tailgate type food fare. The section is field level, standing room only and located behind the S. Pearl Street entrance end zone. Limited high-top tables (no chairs) will be in the zone. The package will include: all-you-can-eat-burgers, hotdogs and soft drinks and beer specials. Groups of 10 or more will receive the Bud Light Party Zone group rate of $45 per person.

"Bud Light and Football are synonymous, so partnering with The Albany Empire was a no-brainer for us," said John Rogan, vice president of sales for Saratoga Eagle. "We are so excited to have arena football back in Albany and the Bud Light Party Zone is the perfect way to enhance the game day experience."

The Bud Light Party Zone provides a unique viewing experience directly behind the end zone. Typically, Arena Football games are extremely high scoring, bringing lots of action to the patrons of the Party Zone. Never miss a great touchdown reception or an end zone celebration.

"The Bud Light Party Zone gives us the ability to showcase our great game at a great value," said George Manias, vice president of business operations for the Albany Empire. "We will provide an in-arena tailgate experience that will also help give us a home field advantage.  We thank Saratoga Eagle and Bud Light for partnering with us to offer yet another great option to our fans."

Just like all of the Empire's season ticket packages, the Bud Light Party Zone will include: invites to year-round member events, the ticket exchange program, lowest price on additional tickets when needed, 10% merchandise online discount, and an inaugural season T-shirt!

Don't miss your opportunity to witness history for one of the best spots in the house! Still don't have season tickets? Don't miss out on our inaugural season, presented by CDPHP. Fans can secure season tickets for the new Albany Arena Football team for as low as $117 by calling 518-533-2200, emailing Tickets@TheAlbanyEmpire.com or by going to TheAlbanyEmpire.com.  A limited number of great seats are still available!  Want to bring your organization to a game, fundraise or perform on the field? Group experiences are also available. Call for additional information.

About Albany Empire

The Arena Football League's newest franchise, The Albany Empire will begin play in Spring 2018 at the Times Union Center. Season memberships for the inaugural 2018 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Albany Empire sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to TheAlbanyEmpire.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/TheAlbanyEmpire and Twitter at twitter.com/Albany_Empire.

About Arena Football League

The Arena Football League will enter its 31st Season in 2018. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2018 include: Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week, culminating with the ArenaBowl. The AFL launched AFLNow, the League's streaming "Over-the-Top" network to give fans even more access to the League on arenafootball.com. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@aflarenaball)

About Times Union Center

Albany's Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the The Times Union Center is "Upstate New York's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world's largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year.

ALBANY, NY - The Albany Empire Arena Football Team has partnered with Saratoga Eagle to create a new seating section within the Times Union Center for all Empire games, "The Bud Light Party Zone." Located directly behind the Pearl Street Entrance end zone, the Bud Light Party Zone will provide a unique tailgate experience for fans, with an up close and personal view at a great value.

Season tickets in the Bud Light Party Zone are $405 each, which includes all home games and playoffs. In addition, the price of a ticket INCLUDES tailgate type food fare. The section is field level, standing room only and located behind the S. Pearl Street entrance end zone. Limited high-top tables (no chairs) will be in the zone. The package will include: all-you-can-eat-burgers, hotdogs and soft drinks and beer specials. Groups of 10 or more will receive the Bud Light Party Zone group rate of $45 per person.

"Bud Light and Football are synonymous, so partnering with The Albany Empire was a no-brainer for us," said John Rogan, vice president of sales for Saratoga Eagle. "We are so excited to have arena football back in Albany and the Bud Light Party Zone is the perfect way to enhance the game day experience."

The Bud Light Party Zone provides a unique viewing experience directly behind the end zone. Typically, Arena Football games are extremely high scoring, bringing lots of action to the patrons of the Party Zone. Never miss a great touchdown reception or an end zone celebration.

"The Bud Light Party Zone gives us the ability to showcase our great game at a great value," said George Manias, vice president of business operations for the Albany Empire. "We will provide an in-arena tailgate experience that will also help give us a home field advantage.  We thank Saratoga Eagle and Bud Light for partnering with us to offer yet another great option to our fans."

Just like all of the Empire's season ticket packages, the Bud Light Party Zone will include: invites to year-round member events, the ticket exchange program, lowest price on additional tickets when needed, 10% merchandise online discount, and an inaugural season T-shirt!

Don't miss your opportunity to witness history for one of the best spots in the house! Still don't have season tickets? Don't miss out on our inaugural season, presented by CDPHP. Fans can secure season tickets for the new Albany Arena Football team for as low as $117 by calling 518-533-2200, emailing Tickets@TheAlbanyEmpire.com or by going to TheAlbanyEmpire.com.  A limited number of great seats are still available!  Want to bring your organization to a game, fundraise or perform on the field? Group experiences are also available. Call for additional information.

About Albany Empire

The Arena Football League's newest franchise, The Albany Empire will begin play in Spring 2018 at the Times Union Center. Season memberships for the inaugural 2018 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Albany Empire sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to TheAlbanyEmpire.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/TheAlbanyEmpire and Twitter at twitter.com/Albany_Empire.

About Arena Football League

The Arena Football League will enter its 31st Season in 2018. Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Teams slated for 2018 include: Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. CBS Sports Network nationally broadcasts AFL games each week, culminating with the ArenaBowl. The AFL launched AFLNow, the League's streaming "Over-the-Top" network to give fans even more access to the League on arenafootball.com. For all the latest news and discussion on the Arena Football League follow the AFL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@aflarenaball)

About Times Union Center

Albany's Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the The Times Union Center is "Upstate New York's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world's largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year.