The Albany Empire add NAL Championship Quarterback, Mike Fafaul

For Immediate Release                                                                            

January 10, 2022

The Albany Empire add NAL Championship Quarterback, Mike Fafaul

ALBANY NY: The Albany Empire announced today that we have signed Quarterback Mike Fafaul. Fafaul played his college football for the UCLA Bruins and was a key member of the 2019 National Arena League Championship Jacksonville Sharks team. This will be Fafaul’s second stop here in the Capital Region as he was a member of the 2018 inaugural season of the Albany Empire.

Albany Empire Head Coach Tom Menas shared his excitement about the addition of Mike Fafaul “It’s a great final piece to the Puzzle.” Menas said “Mike Fafaul is a ‘Big Stage’ quarterback with tremendous upside for the Empire!”

“I couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the Capital Region.” Said Fafaul “I look forward to helping the Empire continue their history of championship arena football. It’s time to go to work!”

The Empire’s first home game is April 23rd, 2022 when they host Fafaul’s former team the Jacksonville Sharks at the MVP Arena. Season and Flex tickets for the 2022 season are available by calling 518-714-2200 ext 101 or emailing


The Albany Empire were founded in 2018 and have won titles in the Arena Football League in 2019 as well as the National Arena League in 2021. The Empire play their home games at the MVP Arena. For more information about the Empire please email For ticket sales and information contact or visit,,, 


 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 . For more information about the NAL visit,,,