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Churchill: Albany's chance to support female athletes

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18.07.2019

Former UCLA gymnast Danusia Francis, who will compete in the Aurora Games on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Times Union Center. (UCLA athletics)

Former UCLA gymnast Danusia Francis, who will compete in the Aurora Games on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Times Union Center. (UCLA athletics)

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Former UCLA gymnast Danusia Francis, who will compete in the Aurora Games on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Times Union Center. (UCLA athletics)

Former UCLA gymnast Danusia Francis, who will compete in the Aurora Games on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Times Union Center. (UCLA athletics)

ALBANY — In about a month, female athletes from around the world will descend on downtown Albany to showcase their considerable skills in the festival known as the Aurora Games.

But who will show up to watch them?

Jerry Solomon, the creator and executive producer of the games, told me this week that while support from corporate sponsors and outlets like ESPN has been impressive, ticket sales have been disappointing, at best. Plenty of seats remain available for many of the events.

Which means this region is threatening to blow at least two big opportunities.

The first centering on the chance to support female........

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