Albany NY Spectator Sports: Collegiate & Professional Hockey, Baseball, Basketball & More
The Capital Region is home to lots of exciting sports action all year long! Catch professional baseball in the summer, collegiate ice hockey and basketball in the winter, and other captivating games throughout the year.
Lebanon Valley Speedway
West Lebanon, NY
Nicknamed the Valley of Speed, Lebanon Valley Speedway is a high-banked clay oval racetrack located just 22 miles southeast of Albany, NY. Each year, they feature some of the most thrilling dirt track racing the region has to offer!
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Athletics
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Athletics program in Troy, NY is a cornerstone of campus life and the student experience. Featuring 23 men's and women's intercollegiate varsity teams, the RPI Engineers compete in 24 sports.
Union College Dutchmen
Union College's Dutchmen compete in more than two dozen sports throughout the year. One of the most popular to watch is men's ice hockey, as the team was named NCAA Division I Champions in a recent season.
Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Club
The Albany Knickerbockers field three men's sides, as well as a Division I women's team called the Sirens. Teams are based out of Dick Green Field in Albany.
Experience family fun at Albany Dutchmen baseball games! The team is part of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League and plays its home games at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex in Albany. The season runs from early June through early August.
The Tri-City ValleyCats, class-A affiliate of the Houston Astros and a member of the New York-Penn League, brought affiliated baseball back to the Capital Region. In 2010, the ValleyCats were champions for the first time in their 9 year existence.
UAlbany Great Danes
UAlbany's Division I athletics program is made up of 16 men's and women's teams. Watch the Great Danes compete at a variety of locations, including football at Casey Stadium and basketball at SEFCU Arena.
Siena College has 18 men's and women's athletic teams that compete in the NCAA's Division I. One of the most popular sports to watch is men's basketball, which plays its home games at the Times Union Center in Albany.