You submitted name submissions and voted for your favorite. Well the votes have been tallied and the name for the new Albany AFL team is ...

The Albany Empire.

When the Albany AFL initially announced it would be returning to Albany the team was noticeably without a name. The league then announced that it would be taking submissions from the Capital Region and that we the people would be able to choose the name of the new team.

The league received a lot of really good suggestions for the new team and eventually narrowed it down to four finalists: Phoenix, Machine, Empire, and Fire and after the votes were all tallied the AFL made it official tonight at The Palace Theatre where our sister station 104.5 The Team was on hand for the announcement.

I mean I know that we are the Empire State and all but what kind of Mascot will we get for the Albany Empire? What are your thoughts on the name choice?