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Philadelphia (6-4) at Albany (6-4)
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Week 1: Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 pm EST
Broadcat (TV/Internet) Coverage: CBSSN
Live webcasts: None

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Head to Head
Coaching RecordsVs. TeamVs. Coach
Clint Dolezel (PHI)2-18-3
Rob Keefe (ALB)3-83-8
Rankings Philadelphia Soul Albany Empire
Off Passing Yds/Game 240248
Off Rushing Yds/Game 3710
Total Off Yds/Game 277258
Passing Yds Allowed/Game 241245
Avg. OL/DL Weight 304305
Avg. WR Height 6-06-2
Power Poll Ranking 81.786.7
Previous Meetings(Soul lead series 2-1)
June 16, 2018Philadelphia 75at Albany 74
May 19, 2018Albany 41at Philadelphia 36
April 14, 2018Philadelphia 56at Albany 35
Game Preview Articles
Finding the Silver Lining: Positives after Empire Drops Home Opener
Ryan McCarthy, ArenaFan.com

The Albany Empire hoped to repeat the fortunes of their predecessor Albany Firebirds with a win to open up their team history. Unfortunately, the result was not to be as the Philadelphia Soul defeated the Empire, 56-35, in Albany’s rebirth into Arena Football.

Soul Defeats Empire 56-35 in Albany's Inaugural Game
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire (0-1) opened their inaugural season with a loss to the Philadelphia Soul (1-0), 56-35, Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Times Union Center.

Albany returns to AFL, lose in Soul-crushing fashion
Cliffy D. Pine, ArenaFan.com

The city of Albany welcomed Arena Football back to the Times Union Center this past Saturday when the newly-minted Empire hosted the Philadelphia Soul. The defending ArenaBowl champions began their quest for a third straight Arena Bowl title with a convincing 56-35 victory over the Empire.

Skodnick: Empire sell-out shows Capital Region can support pro sports
Albany Times Union

Soul Spoil Empire's Inaugural Game
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul (1-0) toppled the Albany Empire (0-1) in front of 13,648 fans at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY with a final score of 56-35.

Arena Football reborn in Albany on Saturday
timesunion.com

Times Union Center workers raised the rebound nets and goalposts on Friday morning, a sight not seen at this arena in almost a decade.

Game Preview: Week 1 - Soul Begins Defense of Back-To-Back Championships at Albany This Saturday
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul kick off their 13th season and defense of their back-to-back Championships this Saturday, April 14. The Soul (0-0) will travel to Albany to face the Empire (0-0) at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY at 7 p.m.

Albany Empire Announce Inaugural Game Sold Out
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire announce that this Saturday’s inaugural game vs the back-to-back defending ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul has been sold out.

Arena Football in Albany, Version 2.0
Ryan McCarthy, ArenaFan.com

On August 21, 1999, history was made as the Albany Firebirds defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl XIII in front of 13,652 at the Pepsi Arena. I remember because I was one of those fans in attendance.

Lower Level Sold Out For Inaugural Game
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire announce that only ticket singles remain in the lower level for the inaugural game set for Saturday, April 14 at 7pm at the Times Union Center vs back-to-back Arena Football League Champions, the Philadelphia Soul.

Empire Announce Additional Info for Inaugural Game
Albany Empire Press Release

The Empire announce that the Inaugural Game will be Dollar Dog Night, where fans can enjoy hot dogs at the game for just $1 each. The team also announce that the “Official Post Game Party” for the Inaugural Game will be held at Johnny Rocket’s, located just inside of the Times Union Center.

Albany Empire Inaugural Game to be Broadcast on National Television
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire have announced that it’s historic inaugural game on April 14 against the two-time defending AFL champion Philadelphia Soul will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

Albany Empire Inaugural Game Single Game Tickets on Sale
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire Arena Football Team has announced that individual tickets to the historic inaugural game will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, February 28 at 12 pm. Tickets for the April 14 matchup vs defending AFL champions, the Philadelphia Soul, can be purchased online, over the phone or in person.