Looks like things are off and rolling with Arena Football and professional basketball in Albany.
More than 500 season ticket deposits have been received in the first week since the announcement that the AFL would return to Albany. The team has yet to decide on a nickname, or hire a coach.
In the meantime, local tryouts for the new version of the Albany Patroons are set for this Sunday, 6-9 pm at the Schenectady YMCA. 433 State St. Players must be 18. Tryout fee is $60. The Patroons will be playing in the new North American Professional Basketball League. According to the league's web site, it now has seven franchises, including Albany. The others are located in Kansas City, Rochester, Kentucky, Seattle, Yakima, Washington, and Mesquite, Nevada.
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