Posts Tagged ‘expansion’

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 The league has received an expansion application from the MGM Resorts group in Las Vegas. Bill Foley and his crew would like to fill more dates at T-Mobile Arena with an NLL team.

That would be a fun road trip for sure.

 

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Expansion Fee

Posted: December 16, 2018 in Long Island, New York, NLL, Uncategorized
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Oh how we hate paywalls.

GF Sports, a live event and sports company that also runs other events in the New York area where Mr. Fuhrman is a board member, became owners of the NLL’s 13th franchise in Long Island. The group paid nearly $10 million.

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NLL Welcomes New York

Posted: December 11, 2018 in Long Island, New York, NLL, Uncategorized
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The worst kept secret in the NLL is finally official.  You can find the New York NLL site here

While it is nice to see the NLL expand. We have serious doubts if the New York franchise will be viable long term, given the numerous entertainment options available in the New York area. 

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The team will play at the Nassau Coliseum starting next year and is asking fans to suggest names, the league said. The NLL is scheduled to formally announce the franchise and ownership group later Tuesday.

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Expansion Tidbit from Halifax

Posted: December 7, 2018 in NLL
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The NLL itself is rapidly growing. Brown said San Diego and Philadelphia are playing this year, and there’s an “aggressive” plan of four new teams over the next six years.

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NLL December 11 Announcement

Posted: December 4, 2018 in New York, NLL, Uncategorized
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So looks like the NLL will finally get around to “officially” announcing the New York franchise on December 11. While we are happy to see the NLL expand.  We question if the third time is the charm for the NLL in New York. After watching both the Saints and Titans fail.

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When asked about the current two-division system — the NLL is divided into the East and West divisions — Sakiewicz said he’d like to explore more regional rivalries.

“As you know, we have Halifax coming in next year as our 12th team and we’re getting ready to announce our 13th team. We are looking at divisional realignments for next season,” he said. “As we add more teams over the coming years we’re going to evaluate potentially going to even four conferences.”

“That’s the goal. Listen, ultimately we want to make this league as big as it can possibly be so that athletes can play it in on a regular basis, 12 months a year,” he said. “The goal ultimately is to be like an NHL or NBA — a big team league with 30-plus teams and full-time athletes.”

Nick does realize that there is not enough talent to go around to support 30 teams? There is barely enough talent to fill 13 teams. Nick seems dead set on sacrificing the on field product in favor of filling the league coffers with expansion money. 

Want to bet the league screws up realignment? 

New York Announcement Delayed

Posted: November 14, 2018 in New York, NLL, Uncategorized
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Due to the ongoing CBA negotiations. We will just have to wait for the league to officially welcome New York to the NLL.

New York NLL Fun with Twitter

Posted: November 10, 2018 in New York, NLL, Uncategorized
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