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Finding the Silver Lining: Positives after Empire Drops Home Opener

(4/16) 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....

Albany Empire Add Elite, All-Arena Wide Receiver
Albany Empire Press Release

The Albany Empire announce that Joe Hills, a four-time All-Arena wide receiver, has been assigned to the team roster. Per League and team rules, terms are not disclosed.

AFL Awards Week 1 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore’s Randy Hippeard and Philadelphia’s Torez Jones have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 1, respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 3: "Everything Old Is New Again"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and co-hosts Jon Stark and Ben Fraternale look back at their opening weekend in Albany, Rule changes, Facebook Live premiere, new league sponsor and much more.

Arena Football League Announces New League-Wide Partnership with Shinola
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today a new league-wide partnership with Shinola, as well as individual activations with the Washington Valor, Baltimore Brigade, Albany Empire and Philadelphia Soul in each local market. As a result of this partnership, Shinola will be the official and exclusive watch and timepiece of the AFL.



Washington Valor Move Home Opener
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that the Washington Valor’s home opener against the Albany Empire, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, has been moved to Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena to accommodate the NBA and NHL playoffs.

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.

Albany Empire welcomed with a sell-out crowd in opener
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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.

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  0-1 0-1 0-0
Last Game Sat Apr 14
  Loss PHI 35-56
Next Game Sat Apr 28 3:00pm
  @ BAL  
Head Coach
Rob Keefe

With Empire: 0-1-0
Overall: 61-34-0

Complete Coaching Record
Schedule
Date Opp Time (ET)
Apr 14   Philadelphia L 35-56
Apr 28 @ Baltimore 3:00pm
May 5   Washington 7:30pm
May 11 @ Washington 7:00pm
May 19 @ Philadelphia 6:00pm
Complete Schedule
Standings
Conference W L PF PA
Philadelphia2 0 110 84
Baltimore1 1 110 110
Washington0 1 56 61
Albany0 1 35 56
Complete Standings
Transactions
ACTIVATING FROM RECALLABLE REASSIGNMENT OL Shawn Lockett. PLACING ON REFUSE TO REPORT WR Joe Hills.
Complete Transactions
Team Links
Official Site
Albany Empire Official Site