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Arena Lacrosse League

Posted: October 24, 2016 in Arena Lacrosse League

From League website

The Arena Lacrosse League (the ALL), a new winter indoor league with six teams located in Ontario, Canada will begin play Saturday January 7th, 2017 with the Showcase Event, a triple-header of fast paced, action packed lacrosse at the GM Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.

The six founding teams are:

Oshawa – Home Venue – GM Centre

Six Nations – Home Venue – Iroquois Lacrosse Arena

Paris River Wolves – Home Venue – Syl Apps Community Centre

Peterborough Timbermen – Home Venue – TBA

St. Catharines Shock Wave – Home Venue – Iroquois Lacrosse Arena/GM Centre

Toronto Monarchs – Home Venue – GM Centre/Iroquois Lacrosse Arena

 

The ALL will play under the rules of the NLL where applicable including using 4×4.9 nets. By operating under these rules, players will be able to play in their developed skill set, providing the league to showcase the highest caliber winter league outside of the NLL. Players will also be provided to showcase their individual and team skills in anticipation of a potential “call-up” to the NLL if teams are in need of a replacement player during their season.

The opening weekend Showcase Event will see the following three games:

1:00 PM – St. Catharines Shock Wave vs Paris River Wolves

4:00 PM – Peterborough Timbermen vs Six Nations

7:00 PM – Oshawa vs Toronto Monarchs

 

Tickets for individual games are $10 adults and $5 Youth & Senior.

Tickets for double/triple headers are $15 adults and $7 Youth & Seni

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Yes it is back again. Launching in January 2017.  Although the business model seems questionable at best.

The league is for players 18 and older and will use National Lacrosse League rules with the hope of one day becoming the NLL’s official minor league.

Small step in the right direction.

Players will pay a registration fee. It will make them more invested and ease some pressure of relying on gate receipts and sponsorship to cover costs, said St. John. They are looking at a $10 ticket price.

Yeah good luck with that. The talent level in the league might be on equal to a low level minor league. 

The league will own all six franchises, also based in Oshawa, Paris, Six Nations, St. Catharines and Toronto. Games will be played at three, possibly four, venues with double- and triple-headers to cut costs.

This is a smart business move.

Overall we will give it less than five seasons. Before the arena league joins the grave yard of dead sports leagues.