Albany AFL team name reveal, Jan, 23
ALBANY — A thick veil of fog surrounded the Capital City, fitting for the scene around the Palace Theater as people gathered for the big reveal of Albany’s new Arena Football League team name on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
The pomp and circumstance surrounding Albany’s return to the AFL has electrified local fans and businesses who look forward to the return of Arena Football in Albany, where the Firebirds and Conquest once called home.
This time, the home team will be called the Albany Empire, a play on New York state’s nickname, “The Empire State.”
Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.