Empire Bring Another Championship to Albany

Author: Pete Dougherty, Albany Times Union
Photograph Provided by: Albany Empire

ALBANY - The Albany Empire completed an improbable first season in the National Arena League on Saturday night by winning a championship, wearing down the Columbus Lions 79-62 at Times Union Center.

It marked the cities straight championship after winning the Arena Bowl title in 2019, COVID-19 wiped out the 2020 season before the Empire laid claim to their newest accomplishment as 2021 NAL Champions. "The season has been a blessing," coach Tom Menas said. "It's done. We're on to 2022 to win another championship now. We're going to start assembling a team Monday morning." 

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