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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).

Name to be unveiled for Albany AFL team
WNYT

The name for the new arena football team coming to Albany will soon be unveiled. Voting closed at midnight to vote on one of four choices. They were the Albany Phoenix, the Albany Empire, Albany Machine and Albany Fire. The team will host an open tryout for players on Jan. 27 at the Sportsplex in Halfmoon.

Albany AFL to Hold an Open Player Tryout
Albany AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League’s newest team will host an open tryout on Saturday, January 27 at Sportsplex at Halfmoon located at 6 Corporate Drive, Clifton, NY 12065. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with stretching starting at 9 a.m.

Antonio Brown's Dad Is the Greatest Arena Football Player of All-Time
Bleacher Report

Understand this: the man best known for being the father of Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown never planned on scoring 54 points all by himself, any more than he planned on becoming arguably the greatest player in Arena Football League history.



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.

Live AFL Albany Press Conference
Facebook Live

Albany will be announced as the AFL's 6th team at 10:45am.

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.

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.



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 ready for another Capital Region touchdown
WNYT

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

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.

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At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
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Last Game None
       
Next Game None scheduled
       
Head Coach
Rob Keefe

With AFL: 0-0-0
Overall: 61-33-0

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