ALBANY, NY – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce that the team will host Albany Empire night on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. for their home game against the Philadelphia Wings.
The FireWolves will honor the 2021 National Arena League Champions and fans will get a first look at the 2022 Empire opening night roster. Additionally, all fans in attendance will receive a free ticket to the Empire’s home opening game on Saturday, April 23 against the Carolina Cobras. Furthermore, all fans who attend the Empire’s first home game will receive a free ticket to the FireWolves’ regular season finale on Saturday, April 30 against the New York Riptide; a game that will have major playoff implications on the line.
“The FireWolves family would like to pay a special tribute to the Albany Empire coming off their championship season and wish them the best of luck in their 2022 season campaign,” said George Manias, President of the FireWolves. “It is so great to have professional sports back in the Capital Region and both organizations are hopeful that this region can support us all like we are dedicated to supporting each other.”
“Thank you so much to the FireWolves for inviting us! The Albany Empire is thrilled to be back on the floor of the MVP Arena for the first time since we won the 2021 NAL Championship!” Said Jeff Levack, President of the Empire. “We look forward to seeing all the fans and adding our voices to the packed house cheering on the FireWolves.”
The FireWolves also announce that the Michelob ULTRA pregame parties will be moved outside onto Pearl Street in front of the MVP Arena prior to each of the final two regular season home games. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the April 16 game for the outdoor pregame block party at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy live music from Dashboard Anthem as the FireWolves make a push for the NLL playoffs.
“As the weather breaks and hopefully cooperates with us, we are excited to bring the outdoor block parties back to create that great pregame atmosphere that this arena has offered in the past,” Manias added. “With two great bands committed to our final games of the regular season, Dashboard Anthem on April 16, and The Refrigerators on April 30, we want to go all out to draw fans in and help support our playoff push. We are in a crucial part of our season and are calling upon the fans in the Capital Region to rally around this team to help end on a strong note. The outdoor pregame block party should help us kickstart our efforts here and we hope the fans come out in full force and help us pack the house!”
Fans can secure their tickets for any of the remaining 2021-22 FireWolves home games today! For more information regarding tickets, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas NLL, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About 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 FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.
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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.