Albany Empire to be name of new arena football team

January 23, 2018 06:46 PM

ALBANY - Albany's new arena football team will be known as Albany Empire.

The big announcement was made Tuesday evening at the Palace Theatre.

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Capital Region residents were given four choices to vote on: Albany Phoenix, Albany Empire, Albany Machine and Albany Fire.

As NewsChannel 13 previously reported, the expansion team will play in the highest level of the Arena Football League.

The popular Albany Firebirds played arena football at the Times Union Center from 1990 until 2000.


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