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Albany AFL Announce Open House Event at Times Union Center
Albany AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League’s newest team will host an Open House event, presented by Recovery Room Sports Grill, at the Times Union Center on Tuesday, December 5 from 5pm - 8pm. This first public event for the team will be free to the public, including free parking at the Times Union Center Garage (off Market Street).

Albany AFL Names Chris Thompson Director of Football Operations
Albany AFL Press Release

Albany AFL announces that it has named Chris Thompson as Director of Football Operations for the team. Chris will also serve as the Offensive Coordinator for the team during the season. Per league and team rules, terms are not disclosed.

Vote For the Albany AFL Team Name on TimesUnion.com
Albany AFL Press Release

The NEW Albany Arena Football team is proud to announce that it has narrowed down the options for the name of the team to four choices: Albany Phoenix, Albany Empire, Albany Machine and Albany Fire.

Albany AFL Names Rob Keefe as Head Coach
Albany AFL Press Release

Albany AFL announce that two-time Arena Football League Champion, Rob Keefe, has been named as the team’s head coach effective immediately. Per League and team rules, terms are not disclosed.

Albany AFL Names George Manias Vice President, Business Operations
Albany AFL Press Release

Albany AFL announce that veteran sports executive George Manias has been named Vice President, Business Operations for Albany AFL and will run the day-to-day business operations for the team.

Skodnick: Albany can recapture AFL glory days with new team
Albany Times Union

It was broadcast live on ABC, and for the 13,652 fans who packed into the then-Pepsi Arena on Aug. 21, 1999, it was then and may still be one of the biggest sporting events in Albany's history.

The Arena Football League Returns to Albany
Albany AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) will return to Albany, NY, with the team beginning play at the Times Union Center starting in the spring of 2018. The soon-to-be-named team marks the first time the city has been represented in the AFL since they left the market in 2000. The Arena Football League, founded in 1987, will be entering its 31st season of play in 2018.

It's official: Arena Football League returning to Times Union Center
Albany Times Union

Arena Football, the sport conceived on the back of an envelope that was played at the Times Union Center for 19 seasons, will return to the Capital Region next spring.

Albany Arena Football League team to be unveiled Tuesday
Albany Times Union

A local ownership group will announce the return of Arena Football to Albany on Tuesday.

Arena Football League in negotations to return to Albany
Albany Times Union

A deal that will return the Arena Football League to Times Union Center after an 18-year absence is in the works, multiple sources confirmed Thursday.

Arena football ready for another Capital Region touchdown
WNYT

It looks like arena football is close to coming back to the Capital Region.

Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets
Baltimore Sun

Washington Valor announce Coaching Staff
Washington Valor Press Release

Washington Valor head coach Dean Cokinos announced his football operations staff today. Benji McDowell, Cos Dematteo and Steve Thonn will serve as assistant coaches to Cokinos during the Valor’s inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Times Union Center eyeing return of Arena Football, indoor lacrosse
Albany Times Union

Baltimore Brigade announced as AFL team name
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today announced the Baltimore Brigade as the new name for the Baltimore Arena Football League (AFL) team.

Baltimore Arena Football Team announces first signings
Baltimore AFL Press Release

The Baltimore Arena Football team announced the players that have been added to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. The team will play at Royal Farms Arena and will host the Tampa Bay Storm for their home opener on May 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Baltimore's AFL team still somewhat nebulous, but now it has a coach
Baltimore Sun

On Wednesday morning, Omarr Smith took the lectern at the arena in a city he had never visited and said he was humbled to be named the first head coach of a franchise that does not have a name, logo or roster.

Omarr Smith named head coach of Baltimore's AFL team
Baltimore AFL Press Release

Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder and majority owner Ted Leonsis introduced Arena Football League Hall of Famer Omarr Smith as the head coach of the AFL’s Baltimore team on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Baltimore's AFL team to introduce new head coach
Baltimore AFL Press Release

Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder and majority owner Ted Leonsis introduces the new head coach of the Arena Football League’s Baltimore team on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Royal Farms Arena at 10 a.m.

Washington Valor unveil team uniforms
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor, presented by MedStar Health, unveiled their uniforms for the 2017 season on Saturday, Dec. 10. The event was held at Beck’s Lounge located at Verizon Center. Monumental Sports & Entertainment co-owner and managing partner of the Washington Valor Roger Mody and Valor Coach Dean Cokinos were joined by Valor play-by-play announcer Grant Paulsen.