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Terry Bradford to Take on Manager Role with Empire

ALBANY - The Albany Empire announce that Terry Bradford will be named Manager of Ticket Sales in the front office.  Bradford joins the Empire after spending the past three seasons working in ticketing for the Philadelphia Soul.

As the Manager of Ticket Sales, Bradford will oversee all single game ticket sales, group outings, season memberships and fundraisers for the team.  The Albany Empire led the league in attendance in their inaugural season, averaging 9,714 throughout the regular season.

“I am looking forward to Terry joining our front office and helping us grow upon the success we had in our inaugural season,” said George Manias, Vice President of Business Operations for the Albany Empire.  “Terry’s background in ticket sales will no doubt be an asset to our staff.”

Bradford has worked in the sports industry for six seasons; three with the Philadelphia Soul and three in minor league baseball working in group sales for both the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Camden Riversharks. A Rutgers University alum, Bradford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and sport studies.   

“I’m extremely thankful and excited for this opportunity with the Empire,” said Bradford.  “The support that the community showed throughout the inaugural season was incredible, and I look forward to helping fill the Times Union Center in 2019 as the Empire try to bring another ArenaBowl Championship back to the city of Albany.”

“As the Empire rises, we are continually looking to add members to our team who can help bring quality experiences to our fans,” said Manias.  “Terry will lead the charge as we roll our great new ideas and initiatives, helping us continue to give our fans a total entertainment experience.”

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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 32nd Season in 2019. 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.

About Transfinder

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, Transfinder is a national leader in intelligent transportation systems, providing transportation management systems and services to school districts, municipalities and adult care facilities. Transfinder, an Inc. magazine “fastest-growing company” for the past eleven straight years, has offices in Austin, Texas, and Shanghai, China. The software company develops and supports routing and scheduling solutions for optimal transportation logistics.

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