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Full Training Camp Schedule Announced

ALBANY, NY- The Albany Empire has assigned 35 players to the roster as the team prepares to open training camp on Monday, April 8.  Empire training camp will take place at Afrim’s Sports Park in the Colonie and the Times Union Center as the team gears up for the organization’s second season.

Players will report Friday, April 5 for physicals, with the first padded practice starting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8 at Afrim’s Sports Park in Colonie (969 Watervliet Shaker Rd., Colonie).  The 2019 training camp roster will consist of 35 players, plus invitees, who will compete for 24 spots on the opening day roster. 

Albany Empire 2019 Training Camp Schedule

Date Location Time
Monday, April 8 Afrim’s Sports Park 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9 Afrim’s Sports Park 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 Afrim’s Sports Park 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 Afrim’s Sports Park 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12 Afrim’s Sports Park 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 No Practice  
Sunday, April 14 No Practice  
Monday, April 15 Times Union Center 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 16 Times Union Center 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17 Times Union Center 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 Times Union Center 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Friday, April 19 Afrim’s Sports Park 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 No Practice  
Sunday, April 21 No Practice  

*Times and location are subject to change
** Interview availability 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

All training camp practices are open to both the public and the media.  Interested media and photographers may contact Jordan Lomaestro ( for more information.

The Empire begins their second season at home in the Times Union Center against the Columbus Destroyers on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m.

Fans can secure season tickets for the Albany Empire by calling 518-533-2200, by going to, or by stopping by the Empire office located in the Times Union Center.  A limited number of great seats are still available!  Want to bring your organization to a game, fundraise, or perform on the field? Group experiences are now on sale.  Call 518-533-2200 for additional information.

Albany Empire 2019 Season Presented By CDPHP.

About Albany Empire

Season memberships for the 2019 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Albany Empire sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to Follow the team on Facebook at and Twitter at

About the Arena Football League

The Arena Football League enters its 32nd season in 2019. Since its inception in 1987, the AFL showcases a fast-paced, exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets. With the addition of two new teams in Atlantic City, N.J., and Columbus, O.H., the League totals six teams for 2019: Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Columbus, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Each team will play 12 regular-season games in 2019. One can find the League can on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the handle @OfficialAFL.

About Times Union Center

Albany’s Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the Times Union Center is “Upstate New York’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world’s largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year. 

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Instagram.

About Transfinder

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, Transfinder is a national leader in intelligent transportation systems, providing transportation management systems and services to school districts, municipalities and adult care facilities. Transfinder, an Inc. magazine “fastest-growing company” for the past eleven straight years, has offices in Austin, Texas, and Shanghai, China. The software company develops and supports routing and scheduling solutions for optimal transportation logistics.

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