Times Union Center braces for Empire's shaky future

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 30, 2019 07:08 PM
Created: October 30, 2019 04:50 PM

Questions remain about the future of arena football, specifically The Albany Empire.

As NewsChannel 13 has been reporting, the six teams in the Arena Football League were told to shut down operations.


In a post on the Albany Empire's Facebook page, League Commissioner Randall Boe blamed financial constraints, including a recent multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against the league by an insurance carrier.

However, Doug McClaine, assistant general manager at the Times Union Center, told NewsChannel 13 on Wednesday they aren't ready to give up hope yet.

The Empire says if the league is forced to shut down, it will issue information about refunds for season ticket holders.

Hear more about how the Times Union Center will adapt if the Albany Empire goes away, by watching the video.

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