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FireWolves Inaugural Season Opens Up on the Road on Saturday, December 4, and at Home at the Times Union Center on Saturday, December 18

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today revealed its full 2021-22 game schedule, beginning with Face Off Weekend, December 3-4.  Early highlights of the slate include the Albany FireWolves’ inaugural game on the road against the Toronto Rock on Saturday, December 4, and the league’s return to Albany at the FireWolves’ home-opening game on Saturday, December 18 against the Rochester Knighthawks.

Each team will play nine home and nine away contests during the season.  TSN will broadcast a regular season “Game of the Week” on linear television as well as distribute every regular season game on its digital platforms, the TSN app or  The FireWolves will be featured on the season opener TSN “Game of the Week” on December 4.  Other broadcast networks and schedules will be announced soon.

“We could not have asked for a better schedule as we launch our inaugural season,” said George Manias, President of the Albany FireWolves.  “The league office and the Times Union Center were able to give us ALL Saturday night home games, which is an ideal gameday for us to maximize our attendance.  In addition, so many of the great UAlbany legends will be making their way back to the Capital Region to face off against us, what a treat for our local fans to see them in action again.  This will be such an exciting season and we encourage fans to get their season home opener tickets for December 18, while great seats are still available.”

Following the FireWolves’ inaugural season opener against the Rock, Albany has a bye week ahead of the team’s first home game.  The FireWolves’ home opener against the Rochester Knighthawks will be the first NLL game played in the Capital Region in nearly two decades.  Other notable matchups for the FireWolves include hosting the Georgia Swarm twice, marking the return to Albany of the legendary Thompson brothers who attended and starred at University at Albany.  The FireWolves will also host the Buffalo Bandits and the Philadelphia Wings, featuring former UAlbany standouts, Connor Fields, and Blaze Riorden, respectively.

Albany FireWolves Full Schedule: 

1 Sat., Dec. 4 @ Toronto Rock 7 p.m.
3 Sat., Dec. 18 vs. Rochester Knighthawks 7 p.m.
6 Sat., Jan. 8 vs. Saskatchewan Rush 7 p.m.
7 Sat., Jan. 15 @ Philadelphia Wings 12 p.m.
9 Sat., Jan. 29 vs. Halifax Thunderbirds 7 p.m.
10 Fri., Feb. 4 @ Georgia Swarm 7:30 p.m.
10 Sat., Feb. 5 vs. Georgia Swarm 7 p.m.
11 Sat., Feb. 12 @ Rochester Knighthawks 7 p.m.
12 Fri., Feb 18 @ Buffalo Bandits 7:30 p.m.
12 Sat., Feb. 19 vs. Toronto Rock 7 p.m.
13 Sat., Feb. 26 @ San Diego Seals 10 p.m.
14 Sat., March 5 vs. Buffalo Bandits 7 p.m.
15 Fri., March 11 @ Halifax Thunderbirds 6 p.m.
16 Sat., March 19 vs. Georgia Swarm 7 p.m.
17 Sat., March 26 @ New York Riptide 7:30 p.m.
18 Sat., April 2 @ Vancouver Warriors 10 p.m.
20 Sat., April 16 vs. Philadelphia Wings 7 p.m.
22 Sat., April 30 vs. New York Riptide 7 p.m.


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 or call 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 Follow the team on Facebook at, 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 and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit

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

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

About CDPHP®

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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Instagram.

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