Posts Tagged ‘expansion’

Boston Shamrocks

Posted: March 6, 2018 in NLL




Posted: March 6, 2018 in NLL


Interview Here

Pretty much a rehash of what is already known.  Nick did mention “big announcement” coming for NLLTV.

Halifax back in the mix.  From the interview

In Canada, we currently have four teams, will soon have five, and we think we can get that number up to seven or eight, which would make us the biggest professional sports league in the country.



Article Here

 Sakiewicz told Adweek the league is using social advertising to geotarget messages into those areas as well as into markets where it would like to expand in the future, including Dallas, Chicago, New York and the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area.

Interview with the Commissioner

Posted: December 27, 2017 in NLL

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Where can we expect the NLL to expand to next?

Sakiewicz: We love Ohio. Ohio is a dynamic lacrosse market. We’re looking at Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. The New York market is very high on our list. We have several interested potential investors; in the Long-Island market particularly, for the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum. I wouldn’t be shocked if the New York market was in the next round of expansion.  

Our Thoughts

The NLL NY team will be better off out on Lon Island as it helps keep cost inline.  Putting a team in Ohio really? That has failure written all over it in our opinion.  We do not see any of those cities supporting a second tier sport.

Sounds like Halifax is coming

Posted: October 23, 2017 in Halifax, NLL

Halifax has an October 31 deadline to join Philadelphia and the San Diego Seals in time for the 2019 Season according to a previous  interview with the commissioner.



Where the hell is Halifax, Canada? I’ll tell you where, it is an Atlantic Ocean Port located in eastern Canada. Halifax is actually the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. The place is gorgeous and has a HUGE maritime history, but it is mainly known for the Citadel, a star-shaped for built in the 1850s. That is your history lesson for the day lol. They have one of the best junior hockey teams in all of Canada, the Halifax Mooseheads. The Mooseheads play in the Scotiabank Centre, which is located in the heart of downtown, holds a capacity of 11,000 people. NLL has added two American teams and why wouldn’t they add one in Canada? The NLL commissioner is the absolute man! Adding a team here would be amazing the place is beautiful! It has one major team in a perfect location. After researching Halifax, I’m sold in having a team there. Maybe we will have an announcement later this week!

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Name the Expansion Teams

Posted: October 18, 2017 in NLL
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San Diego  Enter Here

The organization has decided on a name – or, to say it better, the name – that San Diegans will embrace for years to come. But before the name is revealed, now’s your chance to tell the team what you think it chose.

On Tuesday, San Diego NLL launched a Guess-the-Name Contest presented by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Fans will be able to submit three guesses of what they think the name will be. Each person who correctly submits the name the team uses will be entered to win one of 10 prizes. The grand-prize winner will receive a personalized team jersey and gift cards to local restaurants. Nine runners-up will win StringKing complete lacrosse sticks.

Philadelphia  Name the Team.

The franchise has three finalist for the team name Fire, Founders, and Wings. Fans can select their choice online through Nov. 13, after which time a winning name and logo will be revealed.

We believe the team name has already been decided.  Comcast-Spectacor would have a mutiny on their hands if the franchise was not named the Wings. Contest ends Nov 13 according to this article.


New York back in the expansion rumor mill

Posted: October 7, 2017 in NLL

Article Here

Where have we heard this before? It is no secret the league wants back in the NY market.  We always heard that Nassau was a more likely venue though.

Interesting tidbit from the article though.

The 32-year-old league — which is looking for a New York franchise owner with at least $50 million in liquid assets 

2018-2019 Expansion

Posted: October 2, 2017 in NLL
  • San Diego
  • Philadelphia
  • Third team has October 31 deadline to meet to be able to play in the 2018-2019.  If team fails to meet deadline. Team will come in for the 2019-2020 season.

We do know there have been trips to Halifax. Here is the audio link.  Starts just after 28 minutes.

From former Wings player and GM Steve Govett

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by Steve Govett / President, San Diego NLL

The City of Philadelphia and the Wings organization will always be a fixture in my heart. Having started my playing career with the Wings and winning three championships there as part of the dynasty that was the MILL and the NLL in the mid-90s was nothing short of amazing.

Playing in the Spectrum was a surreal experience, the home of the Broad Street Bullies!!! We were a sensation and the fans loved us. To run out of the tunnel in front of 16,000 screaming fans in an historic building was an experience in my life that I will cherish forever.

The 1994 Championship team will always be special to me – the bonds of those guys lives today, there was a genuine love of TEAM and winning was a byproduct. To win the ‘95 championship in the Spectrum in sudden-death overtime on a Gary Gait classic goal will always be a highlight for the Wings organization. The fans absolutely erupted and I will never forget the sound of sheer elation from our great fan base.

Winning in ‘98 in the first year of the new National Lacrosse League in our first year in the Wells Fargo Center is another historic moment for that franchise and for the League.

Not long after, I was asked to start a journey by Mike French, Russ Cline and Chris Fritz that I will forever be indebted to them for. As the new GM of the Wings organization, I was proud to launch my life’s career passion as a League Executive. If not for those guys and this team, I don’t begin down the path to the Mammoth and ultimately to San Diego. I love that brand and love those former owner – I owe them everything!

To come back to that building is monumental for the League and for the growth of the game. Indoor Lacrosse is back home.