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Open House Tuesday at the Times Union Center

ALBANY, NY - 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.

Each season ticket holder account will be entered and those selected will receive two meet and greet passes.  VIP season ticket holders (rows 1-4 and field zone) will have two entries into the contest to increase their odds of winning.

“Since we announced that Eddie and Antonio Brown were coming to the inaugural game, everybody has been asking ‘how can I meet them?’”  Said George Manias, Vice President of the Albany Empire.  “Well, here is your chance! Get your season tickets today and not only get an opportunity to meet them, but to be part of history!”

The winners of the contest will be selected on the Albany Empire’s Facebook page during a live drawing on Thursday, April 12.  The time of the drawing is still to be determined, but season ticket holders will be given notice in advance.

The Empire also announce that they will hold an open house for fans on Tuesday, April 10.  The Open house will run from 9:30am – 7pm, giving fans a chance to check out the new Transfinder Field, and pick out their season tickets, which will enter them into the Antonio Brown meet and greet contest.  Note: Some season tickets may be unavailable for game one but will be available for the remainder of the season.  Fans can also purchase single game tickets from the box office while attending the open house. 

The team will hold practice from 10am – 12pm.  Fans are welcome to watch practice as part of the open house.  Once practice concludes, fans will be able to walk onto Transfinder Field and take pictures.

The Albany Empire open house is free to the public.  Fans can only enter the Times Union Center through the main atrium off of South Pearl Street.  Paid parking will be available in the Market Street garage and on the streets surrounding the arena.

Fans can secure their season tickets for the Albany Empire’s inaugural season now by calling 518-533-2200 or by going to  A team representative will contact those that purchased season tickets within 24 business hours to select their specific seats.  Flex packs and inaugural game Family Four Packs also on sale now at!

Albany Empire 2018 Inaugural Season Presented By CDPHP.

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 Follow the team on Facebook at and Twitter at

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 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. 

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Instagram.

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