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, MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA Women's Basketball Regionals 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 Albany Empire, the Tri-City Valley Cats, the Siena Saints, and the Albany All Star Roller Derby. Go team!