Albany Empire faces new challenges amid firing of head coach

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The firing of Albany Empire Head Coach Tom Menas on Thursday does not solve the big problem of putting fans in the seats at MVP Arena for next Sunday’s season opener.

Menas’ firing came as a huge surprise, because under his leadership, the Albany Empire has won back-to-back to National Arena League Championships.

Seven-time Pro Bowl Winner Antonio Brown is now part owner of the franchise, and should help sell tickets.

Brown is also buying a house in the Capital Region, which should go a long way toward the future success of the Empire.

Hear Coach Menas thoughts on the future of the franchise by watching the video.