National Lacrosse League Albany team to begin games in fall | Downtown Albany

National Lacrosse League Albany team to begin games in fall

National Lacrosse League Albany team to begin games in fall

The National Lacrosse League has announced that a new professional indoor lacross team will be based at the Times Union Center, with games slated to begin in December 2021. Currently known as Albany NLL, a contest was run to name the Downtown-based team, through which the community submitted suggestions; the team's name is expected to be revealed in April 2021. Click here to make a deposit on 2021-2022 season tickets.

Marking the return of box lacrosse to the Capital region for the first time since 2002, Albany NLL ownership noted in their announcement that Albany was chosen for the team location as the area was recently cited by The New York Times as one of the most progressive and fast-growing areas for young families in the country, and due to its home to a network of Universities, two demographics which fit well with the NLL fan base. 

“My partners and I couldn’t be more excited to join the National Lacrosse League. Our group, which is comprised of lacrosse enthusiasts, professionals, and influential people in the industry, are determined to help grow the sport of lacrosse,” said Oliver Marti, the head of the Albany NLL ownership group, in the announcement. “As we enter the Albany market, we are ecstatic about the opportunities that will further fuel our mission to grow the sport.  The Capital Region has a growing youth lacrosse platform and obvious success in the collegiate ranks.  Along with this, playing out of a top-notch venue like the Times Union Center and entrenching ourselves in the local community, we are poised for long term success.”

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