Team players and mascot will be available to sign autographs and take pictures with fans

ALBANY, N.Y. – Stuyvesant Plaza today announced it will host a special meet and greet with players from the Albany Empire arena football team on Wednesday, June 27 from 3 to 4 p.m.

During the event, Albany Empire players and the team mascot will sign autographs and meet and take photos with fans. The meet and greet will take place at the far end of Stuyvesant Plaza near the Circles and Oliva! seating area. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Albany Empire to Stuyvesant Plaza during their inaugural season. The team has received a warm reception from Capital Region sports fans and we are excited to have these outstanding athletes visit shoppers at the Plaza,” said Stuyvesant Plaza President and Albany Empire co-owner Ed Swyer. “We encourage fans to join us as we continue to cheer on our hometown team during their push into the playoffs.”

The Albany Empire are currently fighting for the number one seed in the playoffs with the hopes of potentially hosting the ArenaBowl at the end of July. The Albany franchise is one of four teams in the Arena Football League and comprised of professional athletes from all over the country.

“This community has welcomed us in with open arms since we came to town,” said Rob Keefe, Head Coach of the Albany Empire. “We love getting out into the Capital Region and meeting our fans! We rely on our fans to be our ninth man and be as loud as possible to give us a true home field advantage. We are excited to partner with Stuyvesant Plaza for a meet and greet and hope fans join us as we continue to build an Empire together!”

The team will return to the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 7 at 6 p.m. against the Philadelphia Soul. For game tickets or more information, visit the official team website at

Stuyvesant Plaza is conveniently located at the corner of Western Avenue and Fuller Road in Albany. For more information about Stuyvesant Plaza, visit For up-to-date information on sales, contests and special events, like the Stuyvesant Plaza Facebook page or follow @StuyvesantPlaza on Twitter and Instagram.

About Stuyvesant Plaza

From one-of-a-kind shops to the finest nationally known names in retail, Stuyvesant Plaza is home to more than 50 unique other shops and restaurants in a spectacular open air setting. In 2019, Stuyvesant Plaza will celebrate 60 years as the premiere lifestyle shopping center and professional office park in the Capital District.

About Albany Empire

The Arena Football League’s newest franchise, The Albany Empire, are back home at the Times Union Center on July 7. Season memberships for the 2019 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Albany Empire sales department at (518) 533-2200 or by going to Follow the team on Facebook at and Twitter at


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