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Package to Include Tickets to AFL Championship and a Valley Cats Regular Season Game

ALBANY, NEW YORK- The Albany Empire have partnered with the Tri-City Valley Cats to offer sports fans a ticket package to enjoy two family nights out with the Empire and the Valley Cats in 2019. The Empire will be present at the Valley Cats’ game on Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m.

For just $30, fans can purchase a ticket package that includes one green-level ticket to ArenaBowl 32 on Sunday, August 11 at 8 p.m. at the Times Union Center and one reserved box ticket along the first baseline for a Valley Cats game on Sunday, August 25 at 5 p.m. at the Joe Bruno Stadium.  Fans also will have the option to purchase a concession voucher for the Empire game for just $5.

At the Valley Cats’ game on Tuesday, August 6, members of the Albany Empire will be in attendance to meet and greet with fans and AFL Wide Receiver of the Year, Malachi Jones, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Fans can meet the players and Empire mascots and purchase their ticket packages at the Empire tent located in the concourse on the third baseline.  Gates to the ballpark will open at 6 p.m.  After the game, fans are invited to stay at the park to enjoy the Valley Cats’ fireworks show. Fans can also purchase their ticket package at

Tickets for the August 11 ArenaBowl championship game are on sale now 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!

Albany Empire 2019 Season Presented By CDPHP.

About Albany Empire

Season memberships for the 2020 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®

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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