The Albany Empire Re-Sign Captain Linebacker/Fullback Nick Haag for 2023 Season

Albany, NY: The Albany Empire announced today that the team has re-signed captain Linebacker/Fullback, Nick Haag, for the 2023 National Arena League season. Haag, a native of Worcester, MA was a staple on the Empire defense during their run for the 2022 National Arena League championship.  Due to Haag’s high level of play and intensity on the field he brings a constant source of energy for the Empire defense and fan base.  Haag quickly became a fan favorite in Albany due to this energy that he brought to the MVP Arena.

Haag ended the 2022 season a champion after appearing in 12 games recording 25 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception and 1 touchdown.

About The Albany Empire

The Albany Empire was founded in 2018 and have won titles in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2019 as well as the National Arena League (NAL) in 2021 and 2022. The Empire play their home games at the MVP Arena located at 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY. For more information about the Empire please email For ticket sales and information please call (518)714-2200 Ext. 101 or Email or visit

About The National Arena League

The National Arena League was founded in 2016 and hosted its inaugural season in 2017 as the premier league in arena football. For more information regarding expansion opportunities or partnerships, contact Commissioner Chris Siegfried at For more information about the NAL visit,,,

About The 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 Empire of the National Arena League, the Albany Fire Wolves of the National Lacrosse League, and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit