Albany's new arena football team will be known as the Empire.
Fans voted on the team's name, and the announcement was made Tuesday night at the Palace Theatre.
The Empire is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Albany Firebirds, who were highly successful during the 1990's, winning the 1999 Arena Bowl.
However, with two teams, Tampa Bay and Cleveland, suspending operations, the league itself is down to only 4 teams at the moment.
Photo: Albany Empire Facebook Page