Football Announces Inaugural CAA Season Schedule -- Season Tickets On Sale Now


ALBANY, N.Y. -- The University at Albany football program has announced its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) schedule for 2013. After wrapping up a 14-year tenure in the Northeast Conference with six championships, including a share of the title in 2012, the Great Danes will play their first season in the CAA next fall.

Along with the Great Danes, Stony Brook will also be an addition to CAA Football for next season, joining current members Delaware, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Richmond, Towson, Villanova, and William & Mary. The CAA has proven to be one of the strongest and well respected conferences at the FCS level, as nine of the 11 teams competing in 2013 were ranked in the nation's top-25 last fall. In addition, CAA Football has produced two national championship teams, four national championship game appearances, eight semifinal appearances and more than 30 postseason wins since 2007.

In the past, UAlbany has had success over CAA members, having tallied a 7-5 all-time record. The Great Danes have previously faced Delaware (1-1), Maine (4-2), Towson (2-1) and New Hampshire (0-1). UAlbany will also have an opportunity to expand on its rivalry with Stony Brook, having played the Seawolves 15 times in the past, accruing a record of 10-5 all-time.

UAlbany will clash with eight of the conferences' 11 teams next fall, kicking off the league slate Saturday, Sept. 14th against Rhode Island. The home-opener will also mark the program's first game at Bob Ford Field, a brand new 8,500 seat stadium.

The Danes will travel to James Madison on Oct. 5th and Delaware on Oct. 12th, before returning home Oct. 19th to host Towson. UAlbany will then hit the road to battle Richmond, the reigning CAA co-champions, on Nov. 2nd.

The following two weekends, the Great Danes will have the home field advantage, welcoming Maine Nov. 9th and 2012 NCAA Tournament participant New Hampshire Nov. 16th to the Capital Region.

UAlbany will close the 2013 regular season Nov. 23rd at rival Stony Brook, who has made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the last two seasons.

Football season tickets for 2013 are on sale now! Season tickets are available in three price options, beginning with the premium Gold Club seating. Gold Club is offered to UAlbany Athletic Department donors of $1,000 or more. Those seats are located on the lower level of the stadium between the 30-yard lines and can be purchased for $140 per season ticket plus a deposit on the donation.

The second option is the lower level reserved seating, located from the 10- to the 30-yard lines and can be purchased for $100 per season ticket. Lastly, upper level reserved seats are available for $75 per season ticket.

Individual game tickets will go on sale August 1, 2013. Ticket prices for individual games will start at $15. Student tickets will remain free to all enrolled UAlbany students, with seating in both the lower and upper levels. Student tickets will be available at the start of the Fall 2013 semester.

For more information or to order season tickets, call the UAlbany Athletics Box Office at (518) 442-DANE.

UALBANY FOOTBALL 2013 CAA SCHEDULE

Sept. 14

Home

vs. Rhode Island

Oct. 5

Away

at James Madison

Oct. 12

Away

at Delaware

Oct. 19

Home

vs. Towson

Nov. 2

Away

at Richmond

Nov. 9

Home

vs. Maine

Nov. 16

Home

vs. New Hampshire

Nov. 23

Away

at Stony Brook


UAlbany’s non-conference schedule will be announced at a later date.