2023 Schedule Release

Roughly eight months after the 2022 National Arena League champion Albany Empire was crowned at MVP Arena, the quest for a third consecutive NAL Championship will begin in the same venue.


The Empire announce today their updated schedule for the 2023 National Arena League season.  The 2023 schedule will consist of 7 home games and 7 away games for the returning champions.  Similarly, to the start of the 2022 season, the Empire kick off their 2023 season at home.  Only this time facing a different, but familiar opponent in the Orlando Predators.


The Empires’ 2023 home opener will take place on Sunday April 16th, at 2:30pm at MVP Arena on Transfinder Field. The game will include a halftime ceremony honoring the 2022 NAL Championship team with the dropping of the newest banner in MVP Arena.


Tickets for the home opener are available at Tickemaster or by calling (518)714-2200


Full season single game tickets will go on sale in the beginning of March.  Be sure to follow all of the Empires’ social media accounts for everything you need to know leading up to the 2023 season!


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. 

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