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‘Boot for the Loot’ Gives Fans Chance to Win Large Cash Prize All Season Long

ALBANY, NY - The Albany Empire has partnered with Rivers Casino & Resort and Valentine High Peak Insurance Agency to implement “Boot for the Loot,” a kick-to-win contest for fans to participate in at every home game throughout the 2019 season.  The contest will give one lucky fan per game the opportunity to kick a field goal for a chance to win a large cash prize.

At each Empire home game during a stoppage in play in the third quarter, one fan will be selected to attempt a 48-yard field goal for the chance to win $10,000.  Fans will be able to register for the contest on gamedays in the concourse of the Times Union Center at the Albany Empire table once doors are open.  Registration for the contest will be open for fans eighteen and older and present at any Empire home game throughout the regular season.

“Empire games are not only about the hard-hitting, fast-paced action of Arena Football, but also our fan experience,” said George Manias, COO of the Albany Empire.  “We thrive on giving our fans the best entertainment possible when they spend their hard-earned money to attend our games and this promotion is sure to be a fan favorite.  I would like to personally thank the Rivers Casino & Resort and Valentine High Peak Insurance Agency for partnering with us to offer the greatest fans in the League this promotion.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Albany Empire for this upcoming season’s ‘Boot for the Loot’ $10,000 kick-to-win promotion,” said Rivers Casino & Resort Director of Marketing, Rob Christopher. “The Albany Empire and Rivers Casino are always looking for ways to bring more excitement to our guests, and this promotion is a perfect fit.  We appreciate the opportunity to help enhance the fan experience at Albany Empire home games and look forward to another fantastic season of arena football.”

Fans can secure season tickets for the Albany Empire by calling 518-533-2200, by going to, or by stopping by the Empire office located in the Times Union Center. 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 now on sale.  Call 518-533-2200 for additional information.

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 the Arena Football League

The Arena Football League enters its 32nd season in 2019. Since its inception in 1987, the AFL showcases a fast-paced, exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets. With the addition of two new teams in Atlantic City, N.J., and Columbus, O.H., the League totals six teams for 2019: Albany, Atlantic City, Columbus, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Each team will play 12 regular-season games in 2019. One can find the League can on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the handle @OfficialAFL.

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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, 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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