ALBANY, NY – The Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce their schedule for the 2023-24 NLL regular season. The FireWolves, in conjunction with the NLL, also announce several new structural formats, most prominently a single-table “unified standings” in which teams are ranked regardless of geography, debuting this season. As a result of the new format, the FireWolves will play each of the other fourteen teams in the NLL at least once this season.
For the third season, MVP Arena will be the FireWolves’ home. FireWolves fans can look forward to special nights such as celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend in March, honoring the game’s indigenous roots, and much more this season! The full 2023-24 promotional schedule will be released at a later date.
Eight of the nine FireWolves home games will be played on a Saturday night this season. FireWolves games are the perfect night out for family and friends looking for fun and excitement in the Capital Region!
Home Opener Versus the Defending Champions
Following an away game to start the season, the FireWolves will play their first home game against the NLL Champion Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. at MVP Arena.
Friday Night Showcase
The FireWolves welcome the Vancouver Warriors to Albany for the first time for their only Friday night home contest on March 8, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
A Mammoth Meeting
The 2022 NLL Champion and 2023 runner up Colorado Mammoth visit Albany for the first time on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at MVP Arena.
“Every year, the schedule release is an exciting time for fans, players, and staff. It means FireWolves lacrosse is coming!” said Chris Porreca, President of the FireWolves. “We look forward to sharing an exciting season with fans and community partners as we enter our third year.”
“There’s a renewed energy surrounding the FireWolves heading into the 2023-2024 season that has only been heightened by the release of the NLL schedule,” said Sean Nickelsen, Vice President of Sales for the FireWolves. “We can’t wait to showcase these great matchups and an upgraded experience at MVP Arena this year, while still providing an affordable outing for all fans.”
Albany FireWolves 2023-24 Full Schedule (Home in Bold)
Friday, December 1, 2023 (10:00 p.m.) at Las Vegas Desert Dogs
Saturday, December 9, 2023 (7:00 p.m.) vs Buffalo Bandits (Opening Night)
Saturday, December 16, 2023 (1:00 p.m.) at Philadelphia Wings
Saturday, December 31, 2023 (8:00 p.m.) at Saskatchewan Rush
Saturday, January 6, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs Halifax Thunderbirds
Saturday, January 13, 2024 (7:30 p.m.) at Georgia Swarm
Saturday, January 20, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs San Diego Seals
Saturday, February 3, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs Las Vegas Desert Dogs
Saturday, February 17, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs Colorado Mammoth
Saturday, February 24, 2024 (7:30 p.m.) at Buffalo Bandits
Saturday, March 2, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs New York Riptide
Friday, March 8, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs Vancouver Warriors
Saturday, March 9, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) at Rochester Knighthawks
Saturday, March 16, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs Rochester Knighthawks
Friday, March 22, 2024 (9:00 p.m.) at Calgary Roughnecks
Saturday, April 6, 2024 (7:00 p.m.) vs Toronto Rock
Sunday, April 14, 2024 (4:00 p.m.) at Panther City Panthers
Saturday, April 20 (7:30 p.m.) at New York Riptide
Season tickets for the FireWolves’ 2023-24 season are on sale now! Tickets for individual games will be available at a later date. For more information regarding tickets, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About MVP Arena
MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.