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Arena Football League to Kick Off 2018 Season with New Playoff Rules, More Ticket Options for Fans
AFL Press Release

Today, the Arena Football League announced its 2018 schedule along with some exciting new playoff rules changes that guarantee the excitement of a home playoff game in every city and a new League-Wide Pass ticket that will give fans a chance to experience the fun of arena football on the road.

Albany Arena Football team announces name
Albany Times Union

At times, it seemed like a good old-fashioned revival meeting at the downtown Palace Theatre Tuesday night.

An Empire is Unleashed in Albany
Ryan McCarthy,

As if it were Christmas Day, the anticipation and excitement was palpable as the Albany AFL announced the team brand on Tuesday night at the Palace Theater. Season ticket holders and VIPs were invited to witness the unveiling of a new era in Albany’s Arena Football history. The big reveal was made in a video clip shortly after the presentation began.

Name for Albany AFL team unveiled

Albany Arena Football Team Has Its Name
WTMM 104.5 The Team - ESPN Radio

Albany AFL owners look to build 'Empire'
Spectrum News

Albany Empire Announced as AFL Team Name and Logo
Albany Empire Press Release

Albany AFL today announce the Albany Empire as the new name for the new Arena Football League (AFL) team in Albany. The Albany Empire represents the home team for the Capital of New York, the Empire State along with the power needed to be successful in the tough, fast-paced sport of Arena Football.

Skodnick: For Albany AFL coach Les Moss, a father's coaching lessons continue
Albany Times Union

Coaching football, whether in the NFL or the alphabet soup of leagues that fall below football's biggest stage, can be a nomadic life.

On why I continue to have faith and believe in the Arena Football League
Ted Leonsis,

We live in a real-time world. Fast paced, algorithmically driven, whoever captures and acts on the most data wins.

Albany AFL Opens its Doors
Ryan McCarthy,

Seventeen years after it left, Ron Jaworski declared on Tuesday evening, “Professional football is back in Albany!” This declaration was made in front of a few hundred in attendance at the Albany AFL Open House at the Times Union Center. Season pass holders were invited to the event to mingle with team ownership, the coaching staff, and Arena Football legend “Touchdown” Eddie Brown.

Buzz grows for football return
Albany Times Union

Honestly, "Touchdown" Eddie Brown can't remember the last time he set foot in Times Union Center. He was there Tuesday night, reliving the cheers he used to get as a member of the Arena League's Albany Firebirds back in the day.

Albany AFL Names Les Moss as Assistant Head Coach
Albany AFL Press Release

Albany AFL announce that four-time Arena Football League Champion, Les Moss, has been named as the team's assistant head coach effective immediately.

Cleveland Takes Two Year Break From Competition
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that the Cleveland Gladiators will be suspending play for the 2018 and 2019 season due to a comprehensive transformation and construction project on Quicken Loans Arena.

Tackling Tech: Arena Football League Plans OTT Service

After 30 years of trying new and different things on the field, in the stands, and occasionally on TV, the Arena Football League (AFL), is going all in on pay live game streaming after a successful trial run of an OTT product and enabling technologies last season.

Eddie Brown, Ron Jaworski will headline Albany AFL open house Dec. 5
Albany Times Union

The Albany AFL expansion team will hold an open house at the Times Union Center on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, which is free to the public, will will give fans the opportunity to select the seat location for their season tickets and feature appearances from head coach Rob Keefe, team co-owners Ron Jaworski and Marques Colston and Albany arena football legend Eddie Brown.

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

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.

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.

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.

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  0-0 0-0 0-0
Last Game None
Next Game Sat Apr 14 7:00pm
  vs PHI  
Head Coach
Rob Keefe

With Empire: 0-0-0
Overall: 61-33-0

Complete Coaching Record
Date Opp Time (ET)
Apr 14   Philadelphia 7:00pm
Apr 21 @ Washington 7:00pm
Apr 28 @ Baltimore 3:00pm
May 5   Washington 7:30pm
May 19 @ Philadelphia 6:00pm
Complete Schedule
Conference W L PF PA
Philadelphia0 0
Albany0 0
Washington0 0
Baltimore0 0
Complete Standings
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