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CDPHP was Presenting Partner for the Albany Empire 2018 Inaugural Season

ALBANY - The Albany Empire and CDPHP have announced that CDPHP will return as the presenting sponsor for the 2019 season.  CDPHP was the Empire’s first sponsor to sign on last year and was the presenting partner for the Empire’s 2018 inaugural season.

“We are extremely proud and grateful that CDPHP is returning as our season presenting partner for 2019,” said George Manias, Vice President of the Albany Empire.  “CDPHP was the first to jump on board as a major partner in our inaugural season which really helped us earn credibility as we looked for sponsorship support from local and regional businesses.  Aligning our brand with the CDPHP brand was an integral part in helping us build our Empire, now we look forward to working with them again as our Empire rises!”

As the season presenting partner, CDPHP will have a significant presence with the Albany Empire during their 2019 campaign.  In addition to receiving in arena signage, promotional activity, hospitality and participation in the Empires community initiatives, CDPHP will also be tagged on all Empire marketing messages and materials and will have a dominant presence with the Empire.

“I’m thrilled that we’re once again partnering with the Albany Empire to support a fun and exciting activity for all ages to enjoy,” said John D. Bennett, MD, president and CEO of CDPHP.  “Last season was a great ride and we are looking forward to even more victories next year!” 

CDPHP was recently ranked “Highest in Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in New York” in the J.D. Power 2018 Member Health Plan Study for the second consecutive year.

Season memberships for the 2019 season are on sale now at or by calling (518) 533-2200.

Albany Empire 2019 Season Presented By CDPHP.

About Albany Empire

Season memberships for the 2019 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 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 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Instagram.

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