ALBANY, NY – The Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announced the introduction of established sports industry professional Chris Porreca to the organization. Porreca joins the team ahead of its second season as the Vice President of Corporate Partnership Sales and Business Operations and will oversee all aspects of the FireWolves’ sponsorship sales. Alongside team President George Manias, Porreca will also assist in the oversight of all front office business operations.
Prior to joining the FireWolves, Porreca held positions as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Green Mountain College, Director of Development & Competition with Special Olympics, and Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Most recently, Porreca took over as the Executive Vice President of the Phantoms when the team moved from Glens Falls, New York to Allentown, Pennsylvania over eight seasons ago. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the team’s business operations, including tickets sales, corporate partnerships, and game day operations, with a particular emphasis on the team’s marketing efforts.
“I am extremely excited to join the organization and am grateful for the opportunity to work with this ownership group, George, and the entire Albany FireWolves front office to help take them to the next level after their incredibly successful launch year,” said Porreca. “Lacrosse in the Capital Region is on the rise and the National Lacrosse League showcases that the top talent and has such a passionate fan base. I cannot wait to be a part of it all. Let’s go FireWolves!”
“I am fired up to have a guy like Chris join our organization and help us with our goal to make the FireWolves the area’s best entertainment option in our market,” said Manias. “Chris and I have worked together in the past and I know exactly what he will bring to the table. You will not find a more professional, passionate, and loyal person than Chris and I cannot wait to get him started. The first focus for Chris will be to engage with the business community and work with local and regional partners to help reach our sponsorship goals, which in turn will help us sustain our business for the long haul. In addition, Chris will be my right hand and help me with all facets of the business operations so we can cover more ground and take our business upward, as we enter our second season and beyond. We are lucky to have Chris join our team.”
Season tickets for the 2022-23 Albany FireWolves season are available now! Reserve your tickets in the Wolves den today for just $25! For more information, 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.
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About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
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/.