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Empire Announce Additional Info for Inaugural Game

Courtesy: Albany Empire Media Relations

$1 Hot Dogs & Post Game Party Details Announced

ALBANY – The Empire announce that the Inaugural Game will be Dollar Dog Night, where fans can enjoy hot dogs at the game for just $1 each.  The team also announce that the “Official Post Game Party” for the Inaugural Game will be held at Johnny Rocket’s, located just inside of the Times Union Center.  After the game, head to Johnny Rocket’s and join Empire players, coaches, dance team and staff to celebrate Arena Football being back in the Capital Region, as well as for food and drink specials.

The Albany Empire have previously announced that its historic inaugural game on April 14 against the two-time defending AFL champion Philadelphia Soul will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.  The full television schedule for Albany Empire games will be announced at a later date, and will complement all Empire games broadcast live on Alt 105.7FM.

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158.  For more information, including a full programming schedule, and channel finder, go towww.cbssportsnetwork.com.

The Empire also previously announced a pre-game block party for the team’s Inaugural Game and this will kick off with a block party at 4 p.m.  This block party will take place on South Pearl Street, right outside of the Times Union Center, three hours prior to kickoff.

The block party will end at 6:30pm, giving fans time to get to their seats to catch a special pre-game show and ceremony featuring the re-unveiling of the Firebirds 1999 Championship Banner and the retiring of “Touchdown” Eddie Brown’s number 17, which will be honored with the Empire.  Eddie Brown will be in attendance for this special occasion.

The pregame block party is presented by Miller Lite and Heineken, will be just outside of the brand-new Times Union Center Atrium.  The party will feature live music, a dance team appearance, food trucks, beer vendors, a kid’s zone, and much more!

The live band set to perform at the inaugural game block party will be The Audiostars.  The Capital Region’s own four-piece is known for their classic cover songs played with a ton of energy and passion.  The Audiostars have performed all over upstate New York and will be a familiar face to Albany Empire fans attending the inaugural block party on game day.

“We are excited to showcase how passionate our fanbase in Albany is for its new team on national television,” said George Manias, Vice President of Business Operations. Hosting a block party is the perfect way to kick off this special day.”

Don’t miss your opportunity to witness history as Arena Football returns to Albany!  Fans can secure their single game tickets for the Albany Empire’s inaugural game at TheAlbanyEmpire.com.  Also available are 2018 season tickets, flex packs, group outings and inaugural game family 4 packs at 518-533-2200 or at  www.TheAlbanyEmpire.com!

About the Albany Empire
The Arena Football League’s newest franchise, the Albany Empire will begin play on April 14, 2018 at the Times Union Center. Season memberships for the inaugural 2018 season are on sale now.  For tickets, contact the Albany Empire sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to TheAlbanyEmpire.com.  Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/TheAlbanyEmpire Twitter at twitter.com/Albany_Empire , and on Instagram at Instagram.com/Albany_Empire

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