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The Desmond Designated as Official Hotel of the FireWolves Throughout the Inaugural Season

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce that the team has partnered with the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel ahead of the team’s inaugural season.  The Desmond will serve as the official hotel of the Albany FireWolves and will accommodate the Albany FireWolves players and coaches for all FireWolves home games.  In addition, fans will receive a discount at the Crowne Plaza Albany – Desmond Hotel for their hotel needs around FireWolves games.

“The partnership we developed with the Desmond Hotel will showcase the Capital Region at its finest for our team,” said George Manias, President of the FireWolves.  “I wanted our players and coaches to feel like they are at home when they arrive for our games and the Desmond does just that.  The feel of the newly renovated hotel will offer our players and coaches all the comforts of home and the location could not be more ideal with the proximity to the airport, the Times Union Center and the region’s finest restaurants and establishments.  I really want our guys to enjoy their time in Albany and I feel we hit the mark with this partnership.  I want to thank the Desmond family and team for partnering with us on this very important component to ensuring our players and coaches are well situated, so they can purely focus on winning.”

The Desmond Hotel has been a family-owned and operated business since 1974 and remains one of the few privately owned and independently managed hotels in the Capital Region.  In April of 2021, the hotel completed a two-year renovation project and became an official Crowne Plaza branded hotel within IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups).

“The Desmond has a long history of supporting the Albany community, and we are excited to partner with this new sports team entering the Capital District,” said Tyler Desmond, General Manager of the Desmond Hotel.  “We look forward to welcoming the players and visiting fans to the Albany area, and we wish the FireWolves the best of luck on their inaugural season.”

Do not miss your opportunity to witness history! Fans can secure their tickets for the historic inaugural 2021-22 FireWolves home opener today!  For more information regarding home opener tickets, 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 out of the Times Union Center in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit 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 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 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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