Albany Patroons Team Up With Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady for 2020 Season as Premier Sponsor

Schenectady, NY (January 30, 2020) – The Albany Patroons, the 2019 TBL champions, has announced that Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be the premier sponsor of the Patroons’ 2020 season.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady for this exciting new chapter for the Albany Patroons,” said Dr. Timothy Maggs, owner, Albany Patroons. “Rivers has been a tremendous community partner and through this partnership, this will continue to move the Albany Patroons as the Capital Region’s team.”

“As the Capital Region’s longest-running professional sports franchise, the Albany Patroons bring excitement and pride throughout the community, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of that,” said Rivers Casino & Resort general manager, Justin Moore. “We’re looking forward to helping bring fans an even more dynamic game experience as they cheer the team on to another memorable championship run. This is just the beginning of what we believe will be a long and successful partnership”.

The new partnership with Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady comes mere days before the Patroons open their 2020 season against the Tri-State Admirals at the historic Washington Avenue Armory, with tip-off set for 7 p.m.

In addition, a new live taping event, Full Court Press, will be each Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Van Slyck’s stage at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. The live taping, featuring Patroons players and members of the Albany Emeralds hype squad, will be hosted by Dr. Maggs, General Manager Mike Corts and Head Coach Derrick Rowland. Full Court Press will air each Saturday at 10 a.m. on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio. Each live taping will have giveaway prizes and are open to the public.

As part of the new game day experience, the Patroons will be joined by the Albany Emeralds hype squad for pre-game and half-time entertainment. The hype squad will also be on the court throughout the game. The Patroons will also host a new pre-game show that will be broadcasted live starting 30 minutes before tipoff at every home game. All TBL games will be live streamed and available to watch for free online via the Sportscastr iOS app, or at sportscastr.com/TBL.

The Armory has made improvements in time for the 2020 season, including:

+ New LED video screens inside the arena and new scoreboards;
+ New concession area;
+ New merchandise and Patroons gear store;

The opening game will be followed by a performance by Mirk.

Patroons fans will now have the option to park at either the county-owned lot located at 208 Washington Avenue and CSEA-owned parking lot at 143 Washington Avenue.

These parking options will be available for all home games of the Albany Patroons and all events taking place at the Armory. Access to the 208 Washington Avenue lot is available on Washington Avenue between Henry Johnson Boulevard and Lark Street, with access to 143 Washington Avenue is available via Elk Street.

This, in addition to the ample and free street parking available to the public on evenings and weekends, provides Albany Patroons fans coming from all over the Capital Region with more safe and well-lit parking options than ever before.

The two lots, both walking distance from the Armory, will be available for fans all season long.

For season tickets, sponsorship information, or for more information about the team, visit patroonsbasketball.com.