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Fans Will Have Opportunity to Submit Names to Determine Branding of Team

ALBANY, NY – Albany NLL today announce that the team will hold a ‘Name the Team’ contest giving Capital Region fans a chance to voice their input on the organization’s name, logo, and branding ahead of its inaugural season.

Fans can submit their ideas for the new team’s name via the team website at www.AlbanyNLL.com now through Sunday, February 28 at 12 p.m. Once the name submissions have been collected, the top six names will be open to a fan vote on the team website that will run through Friday, March 12 to determine the official name of the team.

“We want this to be the Capital Region’s team, and giving the fans a voice and having them lend a hand in the direction of our brand identity will ensure that,” said George Manias, team President.   “We are excited to start receiving submissions, make our ultimate decision based on fan and ownership input, and ultimately see what our team name, logos, colors, and overall brand identity will be.  This dictates everything for us moving forward.”

The organization will unveil the team’s official name, logo, and brand identity at an event that will be open to the public and media (New York State COVID-19 restrictions and rules will apply). The date and location of the event will be announced at a later time.  The individual who first submits the winning team name for the organization will receive two season tickets for the inaugural 2021-22 season, a signed team jersey, memorabilia, and on field recognition at the inaugural season’s home opening game.

Fans can secure their place to have first selection of their seats by joining the team’s priority seating list. A $50 refundable deposit grants fans the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the upcoming season once tickets are officially on sale in April.  For more information regarding tickets or the ‘Name the Team’ contest, visit www.AlbanyNLL.comor call 518-362-4900.

About Albany NLL

Albany NLL is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League beginning in the fall of 2021. For more information, contact the Albany NLL Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or by going to AlbanyNLL.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbanyNLL, Twitter @AlbanyNLL, and Instagram @AlbanyNLL.

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 14 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany NLL, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (taking action on the floor in the 2021-22 season), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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 Times Union Center

Times Union Center 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, Times Union Center opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.


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