2023 Home Opener and 2022 Championship Banner Ceremony Announced

The Albany Empire announce 2023 Home Opener Tickets On-Sale Now!

Albany, NY: The Albany Empire announced today that the team has opened the sale of tickets for their 2023 Home Opener on Sunday April 16th at 2:30pm, at MVP Arena.  The Empire also announced that at halftime of the game the team will be having a banner dropping ceremony to honor the 2022 National Arena League Championship team.


“It is a special moment to be able to honor a championship team and drop a banner that will live in the rafters forever.” Said, President Matt Woods “We are excited to give our Empire fans something to celebrate and take pride in once again, without them none of the banners hanging would be possible.  We are excited to share that moment with them.”


To get your tickets to this historic game, call (518)714-2200, go to 2023 Home Opener Tickets  to request a call from one of our sales representatives or Ticketmaster


About The Albany Empire

The Albany Empire was founded in 2018 and have won titles in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2019 as well as the National Arena League (NAL) in 2021 and 2022. The Empire play their home games at the MVP Arena located at 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY. For more information about the Empire please email mwoods@albanyempirenal.com. For ticket sales and information please call (518)714-2200 Ext. 101 or Email tickets@albanyempirenal.com or visit albanyempirenal.com, facebook.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, twitter.com/AlbanyEmpireNAL, instagram.com/albanyempirenal

About The National Arena League

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at chris@nationalarenaleague.com. For more information about the NAL visit www.nationalarenaleague.com, facebook.com/nationalarenaleauge, twitter.com/NALfootball, Instagram.com/nationalarenaleague

About The MVP Arena

MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany Empire of the National Arena League, the Albany Fire Wolves of the National Lacrosse League, and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com