The Albany River Rats (tel. 518/487-2244;, an affiliate of the American Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, also plays at Pepsi Arena, October through May. Tickets are $17 adults, $13 seniors and students. They're accompanied by their dance team, the Ice Mice. The Class A minor-league baseball team, the Tri-City Valley Cats, an affiliate of the Houston Astros (tel. 518/629-CATS;, plays in a 4,500-capacity stadium on the Hudson Valley Campus in Troy. Tickets are $5 to $10.

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