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Full Schedule of Games to be Aired

ALBANY, N.Y. - The Albany Empire of the Arena Football League (AFL) today announced WNYA MY4, will air all of its games this season, both home and away. This is the first season games will be made available on local broadcast television.

WNYA will begin its coverage of the 2019 Albany Empire on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m., as the Albany Empire host the Columbus Destroyers at Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. This opening-weekend matchup marks the first time the Destroyers will see Arena Football League action since 2008.

“Having all of our Empire games broadcast on regional television is such a great step for not only our team, but our League as well,” said George Manias, C.O.O. of the Albany Empire.  “Our fans can now easily follow us when we are on the road, or when they cannot come in person and that will help us enlarge our following.  This will help us expand our reach and hopefully create even more Empire and AFL fans.”

The following is a comprehensive schedule of WNYA MY4 game broadcasts:

  Date Time Game Channel
1 Saturday, April 27 7:00 PM Columbus vs Albany WNYA
2 Saturday, May 4 7:30 PM Washington vs Albany WNYA
3 Saturday, May 11 7:00 PM Albany vs Philadelphia WNYA
4 Saturday, May 18 7:00 PM Albany vs Columbus WNYA
5 Saturday, May 25 7:00 PM Albany vs Atlantic City WNYA
6 Saturday, June 1 3:30 PM Washington vs Albany WNYA
7 Saturday, June 8 7:30 PM Baltimore vs Albany WNYA
8 Saturday, June 15 7:00 PM Albany vs Washington WNYA
9 Saturday, June 22 3:30 PM Atlantic City vs Albany WNYA
10 Saturday, June 29 3:30 PM Albany vs Philadelphia WNYA
11 Sunday, July 14 3:00 PM Albany vs Columbus WNYA
12 Saturday, July 20 7:00 PM Philadelphia vs Albany WNYA

*Schedule subject to change.

Opening weekend games will also be streamed on the AFL website, the AFL app and also on Monumental Sports Network, at no cost to fans.

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.

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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 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, Baltimore, Columbus, 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®

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