Kelly Reviews the Return of Arena Football to Albany

I love football. I love NFL games (even in the cold), I love college games (nothing beats tailgating) and I have loved arena games since the days of the Albany Firebirds. I am thrilled to see it back, and so were almost 14,000 other fans.

The block party was packed, great music by the Audio Stars, fried dough and hot dogs, beer, giveaways…despite unseasonably cold weather, fans turned out by the hundreds to tailgate outside the Times Union Center.

Inside, a sold out crowd all the way up to the rafters loved every minute of the pyrotechnics, music, cheerleaders and some really good arena football. Even people who aren’t necessarily football fans will find something to enjoy about the experience.

My 11-year-old son and his buddy play youth football, so they were captivated by it, but even my teenage daughter and her friend had a blast and are already pumped up for the next game.

Let’s hope they get another sellout crowd on May 5 against the Washington Valor. -Kelly

We spoke about it on the show Monday morning, listen below.

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