Legend has it that the first grand slam in recorded history was hit right here in the Capital Region in 1881. We’ve had a love affair with sports ever since. Today, Albany hosts athletes for the NCAA Basketball Tournaments and NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships, and fans can enjoy these and other high-stakes games at the Times Union Center. Or join fans as they cheer on their favorite hometown teams, the Tri-City Valley Cats, the Siena Saints, and the Albany All Star Roller Derby. Go team!