ALBANY, NY – The Albany FireWolves, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce that Ian Anderson, starting pitcher for the World Champion Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball, will be in attendance and made the honorary captain for the FireWolves’ home opening game on Saturday, December 18 at 7 p.m. at the Times Union Center.
From Rexford in Clifton Park, New York, Anderson returns to the Capital Region just months removed from helping the Braves win their fourth World Series title in franchise history. Anderson has already had great individual success in his short career so far, compiling a record of 12 wins and seven losses and a career ERA of 3.25.
The Shenendehowa High School graduate has shined in the playoffs, posting a 4-0 record with 40 strikeouts in just 35.2 innings and an astounding 1.26 ERA. His postseason ERA is tied for second in a player’s first eight career postseason starts in MLB history. The righty’s last effort on the mound came in game three of the World Series, resulting in five hitless innings, lifting the Braves to a 2-0 victory.
FireWolves fans attending the home opener on December 18 will have the opportunity to win the chance to attend a meet and greet with Anderson prior to the game. All patrons who have purchased tickets to the FireWolves home opener prior to 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 16 will be entered into a raffle to partake in an autograph signing and photo opportunity with Anderson. Details on the raffle will be announced at a later date.
“I am excited to return home to the Capital Region and be part of the FireWolves’ home opener,” said Anderson. “The sport of lacrosse is growing in the region, and I am excited to help promote my hometown team and help grow this fun and exciting sport. I encourage the people in the region to come out and support the team!”
“The FireWolves are so thrilled to have Ian join us for our home opener,” said George Manias, President of the FireWolves. “We are all so proud of Ian and his success and the fact that he is willing to come home to take part in our launch tells you what kind of a person he is. Ian is a special talent, a class act and a local product who is all about giving back to his community and we are proud to honor him. We want to share Ian with our fans and developed this great promotion for fans to get the chance to meet Ian up close and personal. This is very exciting for us, and we appreciate Ian being a part of it all.”
Do not miss your opportunity to witness history! Fans can secure their tickets for the historic inaugural 2021-22 FireWolves home opener today! For more information regarding home opener tickets, visit https://albanyfirewolves.com/tickets/2021-22-home-opener/ or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.
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 Times Union Center 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 NLL, 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. For more information visit NLL.com.
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 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 www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.