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Only Singles Remain – Upper Level Tickets Available For As Low As $10

ALBANY, NY - 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. 

Don’t be left out.  Upper Level Tickets are available for as low as $10. Limited seats are still available in the Bud Light Party Zone which is a field level, standing room ticket behind the end zone that includes all you can eat hamburgers and hot dogs, bottomless sodas and Bud Light beer specials.  Tickets for the Bud Light Party Zone are just $55.

“Sales have really picked up in the past week,” said VP Business Operations George Manias. “The atmosphere is going to be electric, this is going to be a historic night for the Capital Region.”

Here are the top 10 reasons to be at the Inaugural Game on April 14:

  1. The high-scoring, high-flying, non-stop, action-packed excitement of Arena Football is back in Albany!
  2. Don’t miss Antonio Brown accompanying his father “Touchdown” Eddie Brown as Honorary Captains, and for the halftime ceremonies.
  3. Don’t miss Eddie Brown’s Number 17 being retired his banner unveiling honoring that acknowledgement for his dominant Arena Football League career at halftime.
  4. Don’t miss the re-unveiling the 1999 Firebirds Championship Banner with members of that team in attendance.
  5. Tickets are as low as $10 and it is also dollar dog night where hot dogs are just $1 all game.
  6. Come show a national broadcast audience that our fans will make Albany the toughest place to play in the Arena Football League! 
  7. The Pre-Game Block Party presented by Miller Lite and Heineken at 4pm with live music from the “Audiostars” band, food and drink specials, a kid’s area and more.
  8. The Bud Light Party Zone is available for purchase located on field level and includes all you can eat hamburgers and hot dogs, bottomless sodas and Bud Light beer specials.
  9. A very talented Empire football team that is ready to compete from day 1.  Watch the Empire battle the back-to-back Arena Football Champions in their first game.
  10. Incredible Pre-Game Show with pyrotechnics for player introductions along with a first-class non-stop game entertainment experience.

Fans can still 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 on April 14 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 visiting 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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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