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Familiar Voice Returns to The Times Union Center

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, the Capital Region’s Indoor Lacrosse team playing out of the Times Union Center beginning in December, today announce that Mike Falvo will be the inaugural season Public Address Announcer and in-arena voice of the team.

A Utica, New York native, Falvo has spent the past 25 years behind a microphone.  Falvo began announcing as a sophomore at Frankfort-Schuyler high school for the women’s basketball team, eventually becoming the voice of Frankfort Athletics.  Since then, he has held the microphone on basketball courts, in MMA cages, and boxing and wrestling rings not just here in the Capital Region, but worldwide.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Falvo served as a Radio/TV Producer for the American Forces Network earning Air Force level acclaim for his work in Sports News Broadcasting.  This also allowed him to announce and host various events in locations such as the Azores, Portugal and Baghdad, Iraq; a broadcast career that he still enjoys with the New York State Assembly.  Most recently, Falvo spent two seasons as the in-arena voice for the Arena Football League Champion Albany Empire.

“I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to be back in the Times Union Center,” said Falvo.  “Not only to work with familiar faces and a team with a championship mindset, but to help write a new chapter of Capital Region sports with the FireWolves.  I get to do what I love, and I get to do it in front of the best fans a team could ask for.  What is better than that?”

“We are thrilled to have Mike join our organization and be the in-arena voice of the FireWolves,” said George Manias, Albany FireWolves President.  “Mike knows how important it is to call our games professionally and always delivers there, and he also is a master at leading the crowd to help create a dynamic in-game experience and atmosphere for our fans.  His familiar voice will be welcoming to our fans!  In addition, Mike will also be part of our community engagement, social media campaigns, and foundation events, helping to spread our message.”

Do not miss your opportunity to witness history! Fans can secure their season tickets for the inaugural 2021-22 FireWolves season today!  For more information regarding season ticket memberships, visit or call 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 beginning in the fall of 2021. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or by going to Follow the team on Facebook at, 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 14 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, 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 and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit

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

About Times Union Center

Times Union Center 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, Times Union Center 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

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.

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